[The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2
Directed by Bill Condon
Starring: Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, and Taylor Lautner
MPAA: PG-13 – For Sequences of Violence Including Disturbing Images, Some Sensuality and Partial Nudity]
I’ve pretty much disliked every single Twilight movie up to this point. The first movie was bad, but at least kinda knew that and attempted to be somewhat enjoyable. Both New Moon and Eclipse, on the other hand, took themselves so seriously that it was almost vomit-inducing. The fourth movie, and the first part of the divided Breaking Dawn finale, brought back some of the ridiculousness, but there still wasn’t enough to truly get me to enjoy myself.
Well, the final installment is now out and I sit here a changed man. Breaking Dawn Part 2 is still as blisteringly awful as the previous films, but this time, director Bill Condon has fully embraced how completely batshit the source material is and made one of the most insane, ridiculous films of the year. In short: This movie is so satisfying for all the wrong reasons. A turgid, moronic, yet absolutely glorious disasterpiece that brings this saga to a maniacal close.