Kernel Rating (out of 5):
MPAA Rating: PG-13 Length: 117 minutes
Age Appropriate for: 13+. This is the movie series’ finale, and everything seems amped up a notch. Because the main characters are now married, there are more sex scenes, implied nudity, and discussion of sexual performance. The sexual content is far more prevalent than previous films. There is also more violence, including heads being torn off bodies and then burned; a baby is also thrown into a fire. The violence isn’t bloody or gory, but it is jarring given the series’ tamer installments until this point.
Finally! ‘The Twilight Saga’ comes to an end with ‘Breaking Dawn – Part 2.’ Don’t worry, this finale is just as badly written, frustratingly acted, and ultimately dangerous to young girls as you’ve come to expect from the films based on Stephenie Meyer’s books.
By Roxana Hadadi
“The Twilight Saga.” Can we take a moment to just revel in how pretentious it is to call a series of maddeningly overrated novels about a teenage girl who gives over her entire life for a pretty boy a “saga”? “Lord of the Rings,” that’s a saga. “Star Wars,” another saga. “Twilight” is not a saga. “Twilight” is a disturbing cultural phenomenon, and I am overwhelmingly pleased that it is coming to an end with “Breaking Dawn – Part 2,” even if the film is more empty and useless than any which have come before it.