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Breaking Dawn Part 2 Movie

Updated on March 25, 2016

Breaking Dawn Part 2 was released November 16, 2012!

The DVD is out!

The ending of the movie varies from the original story in the book as can be seen from the trailers that show Bella kicking someone. Die hard fans shouldn't become alarmed, though. The changes to beef up the movie with more action were actually Stephenie Meyer's idea. But be prepared to see a fight scene that wasn't in the book as well as a few minor changes to help the flow of the movie.

The first official trailer for Breaking Dawn Part 2 that shows Bella as a vampire has been released. Target showed a two-minute sneak preview clip during the midnight release of Breaking Dawn Part 1 on DVD. Look below to watch.

The movie is now in theaters.

Keep scrolling for movie updates and other Twilight tidbits and news.

See what Stephenie Meyer has to say about the differences of the Breaking Dawn movie and book.

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Breaking Dawn director Bill Condon says about the honeymoon scenes, "The anticipation is part of it and you want to play with what people expect and maybe subvert it a little and surprise them."
Breaking Dawn director Bill Condon says about the honeymoon scenes, "The anticipation is part of it and you want to play with what people expect and maybe subvert it a little and surprise them."

Story Overview

Breaking Dawn Part 1

The story begins with a nervous Bella as she and Edward are about to be married. She is worried about being the center of the town’s attention. Alice along with Renee and Esme have planned the perfect wedding. The ceremony is flawless as the love between Edward and Bella can be felt by the whole room. Everything is perfect until Jacob shows up at the wedding reception. He begs Bella one last time to reconsider her choice to become a vampire.

Bella has grown up. She is married now and is whisked away to a honeymoon on a private island off the coast of Brazil. Isle Esme is the scene of the couple’s first encounter as man and wife. After several weeks of honeymoon bliss (feathers people), Bella begins having morning sickness and a huge increase in appetite. They soon realize that Bella is pregnant. The question is what exactly the baby is.

Edward rushes Bella back home so Carlisle can examine her. Carlisle and Edward want to terminate the pregnancy out of fear of the child being some sort of monster. No one knows what a half-vampire half-human child will be like. Bella enlists Rosalie to help her protect the baby. She insists on carrying the baby even at risk of her own life.

The baby is growing rapidly. After only a few weeks of pregnancy, Bella’s stomach is huge. The baby is draining the life from her. Jacob comes to the Cullen’s house to investigate the state of things.

When the wolf pack finds out about the baby, Sam and the majority of the wolves decide that the baby must be killed. Jacob won’t let them hurt Bella so he breaks away forming his own pack. Seth and Leah leave the pack to join him as he protects Bella.

The sicker that Bella gets from the baby, the worse Edward feels. He is in agony watching Bella die for what he thinks is a monster. As the baby grows, it is cracking Bella’s bones. They also discover that the baby craves blood. Bella sips on cups of blood to satisfy the baby.

Everything changes, though, when Edward is suddenly able to hear what the baby is thinking. The baby loves Bella and is sorry for the way Bella is being hurt. Then Bella’s body cracks one final time and the placenta is detached. The baby will have to be delivered or die.

The placenta is as tough as vampire skin. The only thing that can pierce it is vampire teeth. Edward has to cut the baby out with his teeth. The baby is a girl. Bella names her Renesmee after her mother Renee and new mother-in-law Esme.

Bella, however, is not going to survive giving birth, at least not as a human. Edward desperately begins injecting vampire venom into her heart and pressure points. In order for the venom to be able to change her, her heart must be able to pump enough to spread the venom through her body. He does his best to keep her chest moving hoping the venom will repair her broken body.

Meanwhile, Jacob leaves the room where Bella is dying. He intends to kill the baby that just killed the girl he loves. The moment he sees Renesmee, however, that intention changes. He imprints on her. She becomes the most important thing in the world to him. It is a bond deeper than love.

Edward’s efforts are successful and Bella is changing into a vampire. She feels the venom burning through her body, the most excruciating pain imaginable. After two days of burning, Bella opens her eyes and awakes to her new life as a vampire.

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Breaking Dawn Part 2

Story Overview

***Spoiler Alert - Don’t read this section if you don’t want the story spoiled.***

Bella awakes to her new life as a vampire. Her senses are magnified and her voice and skin have changed. She can jump and run as fast as Edward.

Edward takes her on her first hunt. But in the middle of the hunt, they catch the scent of some people hiking through the woods. Bella immediately begins to chase them. Edward follows her to stop her, but Bella realizes what she was about to do.

Unlike normal newborn vampires, Bella seems to have an unusual amount of self-control. After hunting a mountain lion and some deer, Bella wants to see her child. Everyone is worried that Bella will hurt Renesmee because she won’t be able to control herself. But Bella is able to control herself easily.

Her daughter has a talent like her dad. When Renesmee touches someone, she can show him or her images and thoughts. She puts images into people’s heads, the reverse of what Edward can do.

Bella also discovers that Jacob has imprinted on Renesmee. Bella is angry at him and tries to hit him. Seth jumps in front of him, though. This cools Bella’s temper. She realizes that his imprinting is a good thing. It has settled the dispute with the two wolf packs. Sam and the others would not kill someone who has been imprinted on by another wolf.

Esme and the other Cullens give Edward and Bella a cottage to live in, a wedding present for a newlywed couple who never have to sleep.

Jacob shifted to his wolf form in front of Charlie, Bella’s dad, so that Charlie would know that something supernatural has happened to Bella. He doesn’t want to know any of the details, though. Bella is able to be around him without hurting him as well. Bella has adjusted to her new life better than anyone had hoped.

Her happiness is short-lived, though. Alice has a vision of the Volturi coming because they think Renesmee is a child that has been changed into a vampire, a very dangerous and uncontrollable creature.

The Cullens decide to seek out as many vampire friends as possible to witness to the Volturi that Renesmee is a hybrid child who grows and can be taught. Vampires from around the world begin showing up in Forks to await the arrival of the Volturi.

Jasper and Alice leave without an explanation. Alice leaves Bella a cryptic message to seek out a man in Seattle. Bella goes to see him and gets fake identification for Jacob and Renesmee in case they have to flee.

Bella discovers that she has a shield talent. Her mind is impenetrable to vampire talents that work on the mind. She also discovers that she can cover others with this shield.

***Do not read further if you don’t want to find out the ending***

The Volturi arrive and the Cullens and their friends gather to meet them. Aro, one of the Volturi leaders, realizes that Renesmee is not what they thought she was. The Volturi are looking for a pretext to fight the Cullens.

However, when they discover that Bella is able to shield the Cullen’s entire group with her shield, the Volturi realize that they would be at a disadvantage in the fight. The Volturi decide not to fight and they leave.

Bella is able to resume her happy life as a vampire with her new husband and daughter.

What do you think of Twilight?

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      Candace Bacon 4 years ago from Far, far away

      :) Breaking Dawn was great!

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      iamcool 4 years ago

      i love love it

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      Lilly 5 years ago

      I think that everyone knows that I like Renezmee and Edward and lastly mummy Bella.

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      Candace Bacon 5 years ago from Far, far away

      howtoguides2learn - Looking forward to Part 2. :)

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      Vidhya L 5 years ago from Chennai, India

      Thank you! The movie was good.

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      Candace Bacon 5 years ago from Far, far away

      miss1magination - Thanks! The power of dreams (literal and metaphorical!) is amazing. The next movie is out November 16 of this year.

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      miss1magination 5 years ago

      Love your hub! Can you believe this all came out of a dream, now its a hit! that's just amazing I'd love to be Stephenie Meyer, right now. Does anyone know when the next movie is released at the movies.

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      Candace Bacon 5 years ago from Far, far away

      reagu - If you enjoyed the first movie, I think you will also like the rest. The quality gets better as they go along. The actors also start getting more comfortable with their characters. Enjoy!

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      reagu 5 years ago from Los Angeles

      For someone who is not a teen girl, I did enjoy the first Twilight movie. Though I haven't seen anymore of the sequels, I do intend to watch them all, either through dvd rental or Amazon download.

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      Candace Bacon 5 years ago from Far, far away

      ebo0ny - A few more months...

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      ebo0ny 5 years ago

      i wAnt to see part 2

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      Candace Bacon 5 years ago from Far, far away

      chloe - I am excited, too. Can't wait!

      Ruby - From what it looks like in the trailer, they show Bella hunting. It may not be with the mountain lion, though. Just have to wait and see!

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      Ruby 5 years ago

      I hope they put in the part where she fights a mountain lion!!

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      chloe 5 years ago

      give me breaking dawn part 2 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      Candace Bacon 5 years ago from Far, far away

      YadiraE - I think we cheapen sex too much in today's society. So putting some romance and importance back into physical intimacy makes love more meaningful.

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      YadiraE 5 years ago from Puerto Rico

      If you are interested in reading about how twilight series romanticizes virginity loss, check out my hub! I compare it to Glee and JFK.

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      Candace Bacon 5 years ago from Far, far away

      Bluemaiden87 - I am excited for part 2 as well. 9 more months seems like a long time. Thanks!

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      Bluemaiden87 5 years ago from Germany,Europe

      Geez I can´t wait for part 2...but THX for this great hub information ^__°.

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      Candace Bacon 5 years ago from Far, far away

      LIYA - I hope Stephenie Meyer continues to write as well. She says she wants to make The Host into a trilogy. But she says that Bella's story is finished now. The final Twilight film will come out November 2012. Then that's it for Twilight movies unless more books come out.

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      LIYA 5 years ago

      I Love the Twilight series... i really hope the author continues to publish her books. And that they continue making the Twilight films. I give all 4 movies 2 thumbs up. They were amazing!!!!!

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      Candace Bacon 5 years ago from Far, far away

      GregDinskisk - I agree with you that the romance between Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson doesn't jump off of the screen most of the time. The chemistry leaves something to be desired.

      I think the humor in the sex scenes was mainly to keep the movie PG-13 since a lot of the fan base is young.

      I'm glad you aren't completely negative about the movie and you do bring up good points about how the movies could have been better.

      In this case, the books are much better. It's still neat to see it come to life on the screen, though.

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      GregDinskisk 5 years ago from Michigan

      It does make sense that the die hard fans would be upset about that, and would probably use the complaint that, "Harry Potter got the 'two-part' treatment, why shouldn't this?"

      I think that does make some sense.

      However, I still have the complaint that the romance at the beginning was still pretty bad. I'm a huge fan of movies, and I am pretty sure I know decent movie romance when I see it. I'd say it just wasn't there. On screen, I mean... I'm pretty sure the two leads are dating or something like that in real life...

      The whole sex scene was completely ridiculous, and was another one of those scenes that probably wasn't meant to be humorous, and was. That, along with the connection between the leads, was my main complaint with the movie.

      Sorry, just my opinion. Was still a decentish movie.

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      Candace Bacon 5 years ago from Far, far away

      GregDinskisk - I'm glad to hear a male perspective about Twilight that isn't just hate. I partly agree with you about the movies--they are sub par compared to the books. I watched the first two movies, but didn't really find them compelling. I friend of mine wanted me to read the books and that is when I became a Twilight fan. I think the movies become more interesting once you have read the books and understand the characters better. It seemed like the actors got a better feel for their characters by the second and third movies.

      The first part of the movie is more about plot development than action. I think that is why they added so much humor. To give the movie more interest. Breaking Dawn the book was so long. If they had tried to squeeze it all in too quickly, die hard fans would have complained. The first part of the book is the mushy gushy stuff that typically appeals to girls. So it kept the interest for those into the romance.

      But they did stop the movie right at the point when it becomes really action packed and interesting. I guess it is to tease audiences to come back for the final part.

      You are right. There were some glitches with the adaptation, especially at the beginning of the series. But I don't think a two or three hour movie would have done the last book justice.

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      GregDinskisk 5 years ago from Michigan

      I gotta say, I don't think there was any reason to make the movie into two parts... I saw the first part, and the first half was incredibly bland. The second half was pretty weird. The moment anything interesting appeared to occur was the moment to end the movie.

      The movie was pretty funny at parts it probably shouldn't have been. Like that moment when the baby, Renesmee, comes out of Bella, there is like a full two or three minutes when they're all staring at the baby, not taking care of the patient, who is bleeding to death.

      Please note, I am not a 'Twilight hater,' or any of the sort. I have read all of the books. The movies, however, were absolutely terrible. The books were alright, but overrated. The movies... the first two were outright terrible. The third was decent. Kristian Stewart (I think I spelled her first name wrong...) was actually alright in that. Some meaningful funny moments, that were actually funny.

      The fourth was incredibly boring, because they split it into two. If they kept it as one, I would have been fine watching it all, in a two-and-a-half hour form, with about 15-20 minutes being pretty boring at the beginning, and the rest being decent.

      However, it wasn't.

      Again, not a hater of the series, or the fans, but of the way they were adapted.

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      Candace Bacon 5 years ago from Far, far away

      dsfvsnoldv - The movie was really great. I can't wait till part two next year. I'm ready to see part one again, too.

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      dsfvsnoldv 5 years ago

      OMG!!!!the movie breaking dawn made me faalll in love with now i want to see more!!!!!

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      Candace Bacon 6 years ago from Far, far away

      danielcordova1 - Thank you. The movie was great.

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      danielcordova1 6 years ago from Chicago

      Good Review I saw the film also

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      Candace Bacon 6 years ago from Far, far away

      OfTheHeart - It was awesome. I saw it last night, too. The best way to experience it is with a group of people who love it as well. Thanks!

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      Stephanie 6 years ago from New York

      This movie was awesome!! I went to see it at the midnight showing and the theatres were jammed packed. It was great being amongst fellow "Twilighters". I can't wait until next year, it's oh so long from now. Good hub!

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      andrebreynolds 6 years ago

      Oh!This is the latest one. Excellent hub. THAnks for having this shared to us.

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      farahzachzia 6 years ago from Indonesia

      Thank to you, I have to see this movie. Voted up

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      Candace Bacon 6 years ago from Far, far away

      Ebower - I didn't get hooked onto the series until I read the books. I think the new movie is going to be good.

      Jlava73 - Thanks for commenting.

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      Erin Bower 6 years ago from Georgia

      I fell in love with Twilight after seeing the first movie. Then I read the first book, got hooked, and read them as fast as I could. Thanks for this article and for the well-written summary of Breaking Dawn. I had forgotten how good it was.

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      Jennifer Vasconcelos 6 years ago from Cyberspace and My Own World

      Not a fan at all of this series, but I did find your piece a worthwhile read.

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      Candace Bacon 6 years ago from Far, far away

      Two parts means the movie can be longer and not as much will be cut out. The filming will be interesting for these two movies.

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      Lucky 13 6 years ago

      Why do they have to make this movie in 2 parts?! especially a whole year apart!!! URGH! ay.... it's going to be interesting to see how they film this one though.... i just wish that they had chosen better actors from the very beginning :(

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      AutumnLockwood 6 years ago from Northern California

      Can't wait to see Breaking Dawn... the goose feathers and the damaged furniture thing...haha

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      twilightlover! 6 years ago

      um... isn't it obvious!? twilight is the BEST! series EVER! I love it sooooooooooo much! I am the biggest twihard EVER! and i'm not afraid to admit it!