'Breaking Dawn - Part 2': Reviews are in

'Breaking Dawn - Part 2': Reviews are in

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'Breaking Dawn - Part 2': Reviews are in

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by CBS News

KMOV.com

Posted on November 16, 2012 at 12:24 PM

"The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2" has been released and while "Twi-hards" have nothing bad to say about the film, critics seem mixed on the final film of the "Twilight" franchise.

Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner are all back for the last "Twilight" film, which follows Bella and Edward Cullen and their child, Renesmee, who has attracted attention from to Volturi for being half-human and half-vampire.

The film scored a 54 percent on review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, with some reviewers praising the film for its entertainment value and others excited to see the franchise come to an end

Here's what some critics have to say:

Claudia Puig of USA Today: "Fans of the series, which has made more than $2 billion worldwide, will no doubt find it all terribly romantic and deeply meaningful. The rest of humanity will remain unmoved."

Mick LaSalle of the San Francisco Chronicle: "You can only kill a vampire by pulling off his head and setting his body on fire, something that happens with comic frequency in "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2." It's a movie so dull you might start yanking on your own head after about an hour."

Dana Stevens of Slate: "The very title 'Breaking Dawn - Part 2' hints at what the movie, sadly, reveals to be the case: The Twilight franchise has overstayed its welcome. Splitting the last book in Stephenie Meyer's teen-vampire series into two separate movies may have been a wise business decision -- with guaranteed throngs of adoring Twihards willing to go back for multiple viewings, why not eke out an extra sequel? -- but it leaves the last film in the series with no place to go."

Manohla Dargis of The New York Times: "Despite the slow start Mr. Condon closes the series in fine, smooth style. He gives fans all the lovely flowers, conditioned hair and lightly erotic, dreamy kisses they deserve."

Mary Pols of Time: The movie is a wildly campy, action-packed end to what has been a stultifying though undeniably beloved series; I have resisted each installment but had a shrieking good time at this one.

Michael Phillips of the Chicago Tribune: "With so much somnambulant underplaying going on around him, with so many scenes of well-dressed vampires sitting or standing, stiffly, while Taylor Lautner or Robert Pattinson or Kristen Stewart passes another micro-slab of dialogue like a kidney stone, [Michael Sheen's] overacting's greatly appreciated, thanks."

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