While we all wait to see if The Twilight Saga is getting a reboot, there is still the old business of closing out this first version of the story, which will be done when Breaking Dawn – Part 2 hits theaters this winter. Today, we have the first full trailer for the film, which was once again directed by Oscar-winner Bill Condon (Dream Girls).
The teaser trailer focused on Bella (Kristen Stewart) as she enjoyed the super speed, strength, and ruby eyes that come as perks with being transformed into a vampire. In the full-length theatrical promo for the film, Mrs. Cullen also clarifies that she was, in fact, born to be a blood-thirsty immortal creature (take THAT as you will).
However, there are far more important events in motion in Breaking Dawn – Part 2, beyond Bella’s coming of (vampire) age. The powerful Volturi clan has gotten wind of the fact that Bella and Edward (Robert Pattinson) have procreated, giving rise to their human/vampire hybrid daughter, Renesmee (Mackenzie Foy) – and are misled to believe that the Cullen child represents a serious threat to the very existence of their kind.
Determined to protect Renesmee at all costs, Bella and Edward gather allies from around the globe, including, Jacob (Taylor Lautner), who remains fiercely loyal to Bella and her daugher, having “imprinted” on the latter – and other vampire clans, hailing from areas as exotic and foreign as the Amazon. Together, they form a small army, in order to prepare for the impending battle against the Volturi and their forces.rMuch like the trailers for previous Twilight films, there’s many a noteworthy moment and scene teased in the Breaking Dawn – Part 2 footage shown here – which is enough to send die-hard fans running up the wall in excitement – similar to how trailers for The Avengers left superhero fans ecstatic. Of course, those who fall on the opposite side of the Twilight fence (does that even exist?) will have little in the way of new material to bring to the conversation, other than the usual complaints about the quality of the collective cast’s acting, CGI werewolf effects, or a joke about just how tight Lautner’s shirts are.
To be fair, though, not every Twilight fan was blown away by what director Bill Condon and screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg did with the first half of Breaking Dawn (read out review). In fact, a minority are probably envious of how other young adult series (Harry Potter, The Hunger Games) have managed to offer solid entertainment value for their fans, beyond the chance to see their favorite characters brought to life on the big screen. For that reason, we hope Breaking Dawn – Part 2 does, in fact, end up being a satisfying finale for Twilight‘s followers.
Sandy Schaefer blogs at Screen Rant.