After the Breaking Dawn Part 2 premiere last night, it's now only a matter of days before the final installment of the Twilight saga hits the big screen for all to enjoy, which means one thing—the reviews are in.
Critics have already gotten a sneak peek at what Twi-hards have been waiting over a year to see, and it seems as though devoted fans will be left feeling satisfied, even with the surprise twist at the end.
But before you prepare your goodbyes to Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart), Jacob Black (Taylor Lautner) and Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson), take a look at what some reviewers had to say about the highly anticipated flick.
•"Although the new film builds to a massive confrontation on a wintry field between more than two dozen vampires, backed up by their hirsute werewolf allies, and the more numerous and gifted Volturi, this remains the rare popular series without any great set pieces or even memorable scenes; from the beginning, it all has just sort of chugged along in a stylistically mundane way that has not infrequently slipped over into dullness," The Hollywood Reporter's Todd McCarthy said, but also mentioned, "The final installment of the immortal Bella/Edward romance will give its breathlessly awaiting international audience just what it wants."
•Baz Bamigboye from the Daily Mail wrote, "I can't deny that I didn't care very much for the four other movies. For the most part they were poorly made and badly acted. Also, all that girl falls in love with a soppy vampire then a second suitor turns up who turns into a werewolf got on my nerves. But somehow the final film has stuff to say about love, friendship and loyalty that works."
•"With Bella reborn as a bloodthirsty, butt-kicking vampire mama, this second of two Bill Condon-directed installments clears a low bar to stand easily as the franchise's most eventful and exciting entry. Admittedly, much of the credit should go to a jaw-dropping extended climax that will give fans something to chew on besides the delicate matter of Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson's offscreen romance -- not that a movie this commercially invincible requires too many talking points," Variety's Justin Chang said, and also added, that, "it'll be interesting to monitor reactions beyond author Stephenie Meyer's distaff fanbase, this being perhaps the first Twilight picture that some men in the audience might find themselves actually enjoying."
•"At any rate, having seen the movie twice at this point, I can assure you it's going to be a hit with fellow fans," Amanda Bell from the Examiner wrote. "As many fans have been warned, the big showdown with the Volturi is a touch different than what we read in the book. The biggest question about that is, 'Is it so different that I won't like it and/or recognize it?' The answer is no. Mark my words on this: The theaters will be in a cheering and gasping uproar during these scenes. To say anything else would be a spoiler to the experience of it."