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Bite the silver bullet, one last time.

THE Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 . Roll the entire mile of the title on your tongue and you are left with a sinking feeling. Time for more wimpy vampire whining and snarling werewolves, some two- minute scares thrown into plastic mush.

The good thing is it all ends here, with the second of the two- part finale. To be fair, Breaking Dawn Part 2 is a massive improvement on all that the series has been giving you over the past four years. There is a spectacular climax that should satisfy hardcore fans and -- surprise, surprise -- for the first time you spot a hint of wit in the screenplay.

While the global Twilight fan club would be aware of all that has gone on in the series so far, it would be ideal to brush up on the past four films if you are a first- timer planning to catch this one. Breaking Dawn Part 2 doesn't waste time to explain its vast spread of characters or plot twists, assuming you are going in knowing what has already happened in the series.

Part 2 takes off exactly where Part 1 ended. Bella ( Kristen Stewart) wakes up after giving birth to a daughter Renesmee, fathered by Edward ( Robert Pattinson) the vampire. Quite predictably, Renesmee is half- human, half- vampire. Bella herself has now fully become a vampire like Edward, which makes her physically more powerful and emotionally less fragile.

Renesmee grows at an astonishing rate, and Irina -- a member of the Denali coven -- mistakes her as a human who could destroy her clan.

The rest of what follows is essentially a script that allows director Bill Condon to replay all the cliches that clicked for the franchise as also bring back all major characters. Stray humour creeps into the narrative that keeps the very Bollywoodish romance of Bella and Edward alive.

The film could have gone lower on dialogues, though. In a lot of scenes, the characters simply talk, talk and then talk some more. I'm guessing sworn fans of the series won't mind at all. Especially with R. Patz and K. Stew looking like a million bucks together.

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Publication:Mail Today (New Delhi, India)
Date:Nov 24, 2012
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