Spoilers ahead, you have been warned.
Okay people, don’t ever say that I don’t do anything for you. Yesterday, I sat through numerous previews of crappy movies I never want to see, as well as an hour and a half of (drum roll please) Twilight Breaking Dawn Part 2. The only good part about this is that the franchise is now at an end and I never have to watch another Twilight movie.
The movie is not significantly different from the book. We got the scene with Bella hunting for the first time and getting distracted by a human, as well as her taking on Emmet and winning. Bella has to adjust to her new life as a mother and a vampire. Things go rather smoothly for her, until Irina comes for a visit and wrongly assumes that Renesmee is a vampire child, rather than a human/vampire hybrid. Irina runs straight to the Volturi, who use this chance to attempt to shatter the Cullen clan and get their hands on Alice.
Once again a strong theme through this movie was Jacob’s imprinting on Renesmee. Bella rightfully flipped out and attacked Jacob when she learned about the imprinting, but after being assured that this was unintentional and not sexual, she quickly adapted. I continue to find this absolutely disgusting because imprinting , is nothing more than grooming a little girl for sex; it’s pedophilia. This scenario is further problematic with Jacob suggesting that his love and obsession with Bella was really about the fact that she would carry his future mate. It doesn’t matter that Alice had a vision of the future with Renesmee looking adoringly up at Jacob and placing her head on his shoulder. The point is that Renesmee is being raised to accept the fact that Jacob will one day be her sexual partner and this means no autonomy for Renesmee in the future. It is further disturbing that of course the love between the White Bella and Edward is pure, while the relationship between Jacob and Renessme is absolutely tainted with darkness.
I was further unimpressed that several of the vampires of colour showed up in tribal gear to help witness in front of the Volturi, while the White vampires were all dressed. I know that vampires don’t feel cold but not only was this ridiculous, it was outright racist. Yes, I know that this is true to the books but that doesn’t mean it had to be included. It served to remind us that these vampires of colour are still “other” in comparison to the whitesome and delightsome Cullens.