You may think you know "Twilight." You may think you know the plot of "Breaking Dawn" inside out. But after watching the latest "Twilight" movie, I can assure you that you have no idea what's in store for you. Yes, there is a twist at the end, and yes, it is breathtaking and heart-pounding.
"The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn -- Part 2," starring Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, and Taylor Lautner, begins where Part 1 left off. Bella, now a vampire and a mother, must grapple with the consequences of her decisions. There are two parts to her new life: endless forever with Edward and the impending doom of the Volturi attack. The Volturi believe that Edward and Bella have committed an inexcusable crime by "creating" their half-immortal daughter, Renesmee, so they plan to attack the Cullens and demolish their family once and for all.
The Edward and Bella scenes are incredibly sweet. They will make you cry "Aww!" and leave you craving more. To balance the romance, the scenes involving preparation for the Volturi attack provide ample action with well-choreographed practice melees and almost ghostly lighting. Finally, the intense, serious scenes that bind the story together are very concise yet are presented in a humorous tone (e.g. Charlie does not like Jacob's revelation about his true self, but the audience will quite enjoy how Jacob explains it to Charlie).
As Edward, Bella and Jacob have matured, the "Twilight" movies have become deeper and more developed, yet like the three immortal teenagers never lose their innocence. The movie stays true to its humble beginnings and its signature down-to-earth, almost indie style. The finale of this saga is legendary. The acting is exceptional. Pattinson leaves no stone unturned while portraying a vampire deep in love and deep in trouble. Taylor Lautner delivers comic interludes flawlessly, and even Kristen Stewart displays satisfactory facial expressions (gasp!).
The production is spell-bounding. The suspense is unstoppable and catharsis comes when you least expected."Breaking Dawn -- Part 2" is worth every dime of your money and every minute of your time. It will make you coo in the beginning, upset your popcorn during the climax, and make you tear up when you realize it's over.
This is the perfect end to an epic saga that will live on forever.
The Life in Perspective board is made up of teens who write for the features sections. Garima Raheja is a sophomore at American High School in Fremont. Reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org