The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2

We are almost at the end of out search for the Worst Movie of 2012 and the film that just missed out on the top spot was The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2.

Now I will happily admit that I couldn't wait to see the back of this incredibly annoying and overrated franchise - however I am a big fan of the novels.

And so when I heard that the ending of the film was going to differ somewhat from the novel I was hoping that we would see the film go out with a bang... sadly that did not happen.

Edward and Bella have faced tough times in the past but this time around they face their biggest challenge as they have to protect their daughter from the clutches of the Volturi.

I have no doubt that all of the Twihards found the movie terribly exciting and romantic however this seems to have been lost on the rest of us.

Breaking Dawn is an incredibly gripping novel but it is a book where very little happens and I appreciate that making that into an exciting movie will have had its challenges - splitting it into two films was perhaps a mistake.

There is just nothing to get your teeth into here and the movie really does lack strong direction - Bill Condon just lets it drift along moving from scene to scene without any real conviction.

So you have got a movie where nothing happens, CGI that is terrible - I mean what is that awful CGI baby all about at the beginning of the film?

It is shocking to see such poor effects on a movie that has had so much money spent on it. Some of the scenes where Bella is running through the forest at the start of the film look like test shots rather than finished scenes.

But if all that is not bad enough this movie is totally undone by lazy storytelling.

The showdown at the end of the film is perhaps the most exciting moment in the whole film but the reveal that not is as it seems is a major disappointing - this plot device is one of my major pet hates and so so lazy.

There are very few redeeming moments in this film but Jacob stripping front of Charlie in forest is a particular highlight as is Charlie Sheen's hysterical laughter is another high moment.

I know that there is a lot of love for this franchise but I think that people are watching these films with rose tinted glasses because of their loyalty to the books.

Check out our Worst Movies of 2012 countdown so far:

3. Mirror Mirror

4. A Thousand Kisses Deep

5. The Iron Lady

6. The Devil Inside

7. J. Edgar

8. The Cabin In The Woods

9. Prometheus

10. Taken 2

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