'Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 2' Twist Ending: Is It Good or Bad? (VIDEO)
Although fans made Breaking Dawn – Part 2 an absolute success at the box office, helping it earn more than $130 million to date, not everyone was completely satisfied with how the Twilight saga wrapped up.
While critics have been divided about the series since it started, even some of its diehard fans were unhappy about the film’s controversial finale, which took things in a new and unexpected direction even as it brought the epic story to a sweeping close.
Celebuzz recruited two industry experts, Movieline Executive Editor Jen Yamato and MSN features contributor Don Kaye, to discuss that ending and debate the merits of departing from the source material as, alternately, a fan and a critic of the film.
WARNING: SPOILERS FOLLOW.
In Breaking Dawn – Part 2, the story comes to a climax with a momentous battle in which Cullens, Volturi and werewolves alike kill and are killed. But after the fighting culminates in the death of head Volturi Aro (Michael Sheen), the camera pulls back to reveal that the entire confrontation was merely a vision of a possible future, and everyone involved is still very much alive.
As a longtime fan of both the books and the movies, Yamato insisted that it was not just a welcome change, but a necessary one as well, giving audiences a visceral experience that didn’t violate their love for all of the characters.
Kaye, on the other hand, said that he was initially excited to see the series embrace some real dramatic stakes, but was ultimately disappointed to discover that the battle was meaningless.
Watch above as Yamato and Kaye duke it out over the fate of Breaking Dawn – Part 2’s finale. Below, watch Celebuzz’ video review of the film, which now in theaters everywhere.