The Twilight series is officially over. While fans are both delighted and sad to see the franchise end, most non-fans may still be wondering what all the fuss was about. In The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2, Bella is now a full-fledged vampire.
Opening scenes in the film show Bella (Kristen Stewart) and her husband Edward (Robert Pattinson) running wild through a forest and flying off steep cliffs. Edward is
trying to teach her how to find blood (deer and hunters better beware). Bella seems excited that she will never age again, and Edward admits his wife displays twice his own energy because she’s been a vampire for only days while he’s been sucking blood for hundreds of years.
After they head to a getaway to have their first vampire sex, Jacob (Taylor Lautner) shows up with Bella & Edward’s daughter, Renesmee (Mackenzie Foy). Because of accelerated growth she’s now about 10. She’s half vampire and half mortal, but the Volturi coven, who rule the vampire world, don’t believe she’s part mortal and want to kill her.
This ignites a war between Bella, Edward and their vampire friends against the Volturi. Both teams appear in a vast snow-covered field standing across from each other like the opposing troops in the Civil War. There are some highly intense battle scenes with heads on both sides being ripped off, so parents might want to adhere to the film’s “PG-13” rating. Still, the action is rousing and boasts some real twists.