Breaking Dawn Part 2: The Reviews Are In!

The reviews for Breaking Dawn Part 2 are rolling in. MTV did a round up of some of the comments, both good and bad, coming from all sorts of sources. Here are some of our favorites.

Variety

“A doozy of a finale to a series that, until now, has largely taken its dramatic cues from its maddeningly inert heroine. Not anymore: With Bella reborn as a bloodthirsty, butt-kicking vampire mama, this second of two Bill Condon-directed instalments clears a low bar to stand easily as the franchise’s most eventful and exciting entry.”

Herald Sun

“In terms of providing plenty of bang for one’s buck, Breaking Dawn Part 2 definitely ends the franchise on a high note. And without wanting to give too much away, the unexpected twist at the end of the film (hear the fans gasp in surprise) works extremely well for a cinematic audience.”

Daily Mail

“I can’t deny that I didn’t care very much for the four other movies. For the most part they were poorly made and badly acted… But somehow the final film has stuff to say about love, friendship and loyalty that works.”

As is typical in our fandom, there are plenty of people who just don’t like Twilight and never will. So far, all of the fansite reviews state that the final film is the best of the five. To read the Lexicon’s review from Laura, visit this link.

Comments

  1. I have just seen the movie (midnight release in Australia) and all I can say is WOW! What a way to finish.
    I had read about an additional scene after the final credits, so we waited all the way through the many many names but the was no final scene? Did our cinema cut it off or was there no final scene?
    P.S. Thank you again Stephenie Meyer for dreaming x

  2. OMG OMG OMG Breaking Dawn Part 2 was amazing. Can’t give too much away however, you will be unexpectedly surprised. Very well written! Thankyou everyone for making this all a reality xo

  3. I hadn’t heard about an extra scene after the credits. Is there one we should stick around for?

    • Sorry no extra scene after the credits :( but I needed the extra time to digest everything and hear the song placements all the way through.

  4. It’s almost scary to look at Rotten Tomatoes and see so MANY positive reviews with 87% ripeness… I just can’t take it. I can’t wait to see BD P2, but I won’t be able to go see it until next Wednesday… just seven days away…

    • Thanks for heads up on rotten tomatoe. Me and ALL my girls are going tomorrow night. It is about 8 of us going together. I know we all will be crying. thank you Joshua for all your thoughful and very honest comments over the years.

  5. I also want to know if I need to stick around AFTER the credits. Will someone please answer this???

  6. There were talks about a scene at the end of the credits, but it was confirmed that there would NOT be anything at the end of the credit roll. Kellen had mentioned about a dance scene but its now said that, that scene would probably end up in the DVD extras.

  7. Just saw Breaking Dawn part 2 yesterday night (in France) and it was AWESOME. Before, my favorite film was Twilight, then BD1, Eclipse and New Moon, but i think i could now put BD2 at the first place! The battle was… EPIC! Gonna see it again saturday. Can’t wait!

    Oh, and don’t stay after the credits, there’s nothing to see ;-)

  8. Heather Schable says:

    Okay, so I’m not asking that anyone reveal the twist ending, but I do want to know one thing. I have heard Rob, and I believe Kristen also, say that the twist is in fact something out of the book. So, my question to those of you who have already seen the movie is: Is the twist something totally added, or is it something out of the book?

  9. I read a clarification that the “twist” (whatever it is) was actually *within* the film, NOT after the credits (a la the Avengers).

  10. Heather Schable says:

    I heard that the twist is in fact in the book. I just want someone to confirm if this is true or not.

  11. Well, I’m still shocked by the twist ending-so cleverly done!!! A huge thank you to Stephenie, Melissa and Bill for the creative genius that closes the chapter on a timeless love story. Bella and Edward are forever in my heart alongside Elizabeth and Darcy, Catherine and Heathcliff, Jane and Mr Rochester. Thank you for a tale that shows us hope, faith and love never fail to bind us to the ones we love and that people’s differences are an advantage….loved it…enforce anyone who hasn’t seen it yet, enjoy xo

  12. Aussietwihard says:

    Ok so I didnt go last nite..but really wanting to be a loner and go on my own in a cple hours..instead of waiting til the weekend when im spose to go!! Since everyone works week days and I work if an evening!! Cant stand that I know ppl who already saw it when they may have been readers b4 the movies and I wasnt but have all the pics and videos and music dowloaded

  13. Aussietwihard says:

    Ok so I didnt go last nite..but really wanting to be a loner and go on my own in a cple hours..instead of waiting til the weekend! jelous of every1 I know who saw it and cant wait any longer!!

  14. Aussietwihard says:

    Sorry bout the dble msg guys thing told me it didnt work!!

  15. Just want to know if we get to see the part at the end of the book where Bella is able to reveal her love for Edward by wrapping him in her shield. If that’s not there, I’m going to be really really disappointed.

  16. Just saw it tonight at an advanced screening… it’s AMAZING. I absolutely LOVED it. I was FLOORED!!!

  17. Saw the movie again 10 hours after the midnight screening (here in Australia). I like to do that so I can watch things that I missed the first time around. Now I can hardly wait for the DVD release!

  18. edwardsmylion says:

    Can’t wait to see it this weekend in Michigan! I’m so excited.

  19. I’m so glad Im not the only one who cried! I took a friend who is a Twilight virgin and I think I freaked her out with how emotional I got! Twihards – go see it (even if you have to go alone!) before some thoughtless person or reviewer gives it away!

  20. Cant wait. Heard that the”cottage scene” really waas on the verge if rated “R”

    • And yes the cottage scene was very….tasteful ;) I definitely had my eyes glued to the screen… a lot better that part 1’s bedroom scene even though I loved them both :)

  21. I must say that I was and I am STILL absolutely blown away by the last film! Bill Condon, I thank you for staying so close to the book and giving us devoted twilight fans a beautifully put together film that will stay in our hearts forever. The screenplay was fantastic and I must say that I remember a lot of quotes from the book that was used frequently throughout the film (I LOVED that!) I almost had a panic attack during the twist!! OMG I don’t ever remember feeling that way about a movie. Saw the premiere Thursday night at 10pm (NY) with my bestie. Will see it again…and again…..however its so sad to say goodbye to the saga….every time I think about it I feel like crying. Thank you Stephanie Myers for creating this dream world for us….thank you for dreaming and creating these amazing characters. :-)

  22. The final movie was just outstanding! <3 I've always loved the books much more than the movies. The other previous movies never managed to satisfy me. There was always something missing. I couldn't feel connected to the characters for some reason… But every single cast member gave their best shot in Breaking Dawn Part 2! I honestly never really liked how Kristen portrayed Bella's role in the previous movies. But in the finale Kristen was stunning! I really do believe that she was born to be a vampire! <3 Yes, there were some scenes that couldn't make it to the movie, but I thought that the final movie was the most truest to the books. It contained many important quotes from the book. And the ending was just perfect! When "A Thousand Years" began playing I couldn't hold myself together anymore! The last scene between Edward and Bella…exactly how I'd wanted it to be. <3 And what a great tribute to all the actors involved with The Twilight Saga! I'm so happy and sad at the same time! It got over just way too soon! But one thing's for sure…The Twilight Saga will live on Forever! <3

  23. Did anyone see Stephanie Meyer in the actual film BD2 like the rest of the films. Just finished watching and it was amazing but did not see Stephanie.

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