If there’s a cinematic alchemy award to be given this year, director Bill Condon deserves to take it home, after magically turning the tedious Twilight franchise into entertainment gold. 2011’s Part 1 was a horror camp romp that turned the supernatural love triangle — the naval gazing trio of Bella, Edward, and Jacob — on its head. Breaking Dawn - Part 2 continues the madcap exploration of a world populated by vampires and werewolves, mining even more comedy, thrills, and genuine character moments out of conceit than ever before.
The film occasionally sidesteps back into Edward and Bella’s meandering romance (an evident hurdle of author Stephenie Meyer’s source material) but the duller moments are overshadowed by the movie’s nimble pace and playful attitude. Breaking Dawn - Part 2 will elicit laughs aplenty — but thankfully, they’re all on purpose.
Yes, I genuinely enjoyed BD2. Read the full review here.