OK for kids 14+
Final Twilight focuses on Edward and Bella's legacy.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that the final installment in the Twilight saga is a must-see movie for any fans (teen or otherwise) who've followed the series' page-to-screen adaptations -- as well as stars Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart's public relationship. The movie is fairly faithful to the second half of the Breaking Dawn book, except that it amplifies the violent nature of the book's climactic battle between the Cullens and the Volturi. Several characters are tortured, violently beheaded, burned, ripped apart by werewolves, etc., and there are some shocking deaths (though, overall, not much gore). There's one long, sensuous love scene (with close-ups of bare skin and faces and a glimpse of the side of Bella's breast, but nothing more graphic than that), as well as several passionate kisses between various couples. Language is minimal, as in all of the movies in the series.
- Families can talk about the Twilight series' impact on pop culture. Do you think the messages of the books and movies are positive? How has the off-screen relationship between Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart affected your thoughts about the movies?
- How does Bella's transformation into a vampire change her? Is she more likable as a vampire? How do her abilities as a vampire affect those around her?
- Is Bella and Edward's romance a positive example for teenagers? What's your take on the mature issues of marriage and parenthood addressed in the movie? Parents, take this opportunity to talk to your children about your own family's values when it comes to these topics.
- There's one part of the movie that diverges from the book; did the twists upset you, or do you understand why they made the changes?
The good stuff
Messages: The final installment in the Twilight series is about fulfilling your personal destiny, as Bella realizes that she was "born" to become a vampire. The importance of family and friendship is pivotal, as Bella decides to keep her father in her life, and the Cullens summon their vampire friends from around the globe to stand with them against the wrath of the Volturi.
Role models: Bella finally comes into her own and no longer relies on the Cullens to defend her. Her special defensive skills allow her to shield herself and those she loves from other vampires' offensive tactics. The Cullens are once again exceptionally generous and kind. Charlie Swan is a patient, understanding father who's willing to accept Bella as she is, even though he knows something is really odd about her. Parenthood changes Bella and Edward, who finally have someone other than each other to focus on and protect. Jacob is loyal to a fault.
What to watch for
Violence: (Note: Potential spoilers ahead.). For most of the movie, the threat of violence looms, so the vampires practice their combat/defense abilities before facing the Volturi. In a flashback, a bloody-faced "immortal child" and his maker, a vampire "mother," are killed and burned. During the climactic battle scene, various characters (major and minor) are injured, beheaded, burned, and otherwise hurt -- and even killed (some of the deaths are likely to be shocking). One vampire can telepathically torture people, another immobilizes their senses, and other vampires show off their abilities in battle.
Sex: Now that they're married, Edward and Bella have sex in a rather prolonged, sensuous sequence that tends to focus on close-ups of their faces and flashes of skin -- but no graphic nudity. In the final shot of the love scene, there's a glimpse of them standing in profile, and viewers can see their bare backs and the side of Bella's breast. Various passionate kisses both between Edward and Bella and other couples in the movie.
Language: Language includes "ass," "damn," "hell," "bloodsucker," "crap," "idiot," "stupid," etc.
Consumerism: Bella drives a Volvo, but otherwise there are fewer obvious product placements than in some of the other Twilight movies. Off-camera, there's loads of Twilight-branded merchandise, including apparel, posters, games, calendars, jewelry, toys, and accessories.
Drinking, drugs and smoking: Not an issue
Fan Reviews provided by
The best movie ever by FirstTimer1318546
It is not only the best twilight movie out of the bunch i would have to say it is one of the best movies ever. It is funny, action packed, and heart warming as well. I don't want to really give anything away but i've got to say that its got an amazing cliff hanger/climax that you just won't see coming and it will keep you at the edge of your seat and like i said its now gotta be one of my ultamite favorites of all time and i gotta admit a part of me was actually suprised it was a twilight saga movie because they've turned it up to like the highest notch. I just loved it, loved it, loved it, and im going to go see it again. :)
The PERFECT Ending!! by dannydanny02
Even as an avid reader of the Twilight series, I was unexpectedly and quite pleasantly suprised by some of the alterations of the movie. I was on the edge of my seat the whole time. I can speak for many when I say that fans will love this conclusion to the Twilight saga. Take my word for it, this is one you can not miss!!
Great Ending! Epic! by pedsarq
This is it! I must admit that the last movie was the best Twilight and finally made me a fan. Well, this final movie is all about Bella the new vampire and the baby! What a hottie Bella is! I didn't think she could get any better than in her last movie, but she did it. Well, at least we can say that she has perfected her character, whether it's acting or not I'll leave it up to you. So, now she's a vamp running through the woods, feeding on animal blood and saving the occasional helpless animal to keep our affection. Oh, if only life could continue to be so blissful. Alas, it's not to be. The Volturi get pissed off in this movie when they find out that Bella and Edward have a child, which can only be achieved with miraculous precision and vampire family planning. I had a blast and I'm sure you will too. They spared no expense and this one turned out to be pure entertainment.
Bring The kleenex by DJB1890
This film is by far the best one of the whole saga,many surprises, true to the book just such a beautiful/perfect end to a beautiful love story. cant believe that its over!!! PERFECTION.
Pretty Surprised by mkart17
I?m not going to lie; I have never really been into this kind of movies, I would only watch them with however I was dating at the time, never really been interested in the movies, but this is by far the best movie from the twilight saga so far. I was not expecting the comically turn and the public in the theater really helped making the funny parts, hilarious. The ending was very good developed, got everybody by surprise! Really good job.
An Easy.. Must Go! by brunie2005
OMG they got me interested in the movie once again. Love the first but after the second and third they kinda lost me BUT OMG THIS MOVIE WAS GREAT!!! And I am a hard critic the kind friends and family go to to make sure a movie is good, or not worth watching. My only criticism is with so many times the audience and I screamed out of shock they missed on one last good and loud scream which would have been if they'd put at the very end " to be continued". This series should not end if they were to continue as good as this movie was. Excetente!! five out of five!
Recommend this movie! must watch by carolina.arreguin
This movie is awesome. people have no idea whats going to happen, and let me just say,you will not expect it!! it is perfect go watch it
Excellent! by Aultra
My wife and I loved the movie. The only words of caution I can give to those that go see it is, do NOT walk out. My wife and I almost did, and we're glad that we didn't.
BEST TWILIGHT YET?! HECK YES!!! by KDT
This movie was epic in every sense!!!it had twists, romance, suspense, comedy, it had everything u could want in one movie!!!out of all the twilights (besides new moon in our opinion) this was the best twilight!!! it really was great and even made partial fans like us want even more and more, does it have to end? we hope not, but if this is truly the last twilight ever well done to the cast, crew, and everybody else, A must see 10/10
better than the book by bacikoko
the first 15 minutes are so cheesy that I was actually tempted to cover my eyes. most of the middle is relatively non eventful (which i expected since i couldn't figure out how they were gonna make the last book into two full movies). but the end made up for all of it! not trying to spoil it, but it is nothing like the book and it is much better for it!!! if you are a fan then you will be surprised, a bit horrified, and completely satisfied.