Does the Final Twilight Movie Go Out with a Bang or a Fizzle?

Friday, November 16, 2012

The final installment of the Twilight series releases today and is expected to be the highest grossing movie of 2012. The film is directed by Bill Condon, the director behind "Dream Girls," "Kinsey," and "Gods and Monsters." To review "Twilight: Breaking Dawn-Part 2" is the movie date team, Kristen Meinzer and Rafer Guzman.

"I've been kicking these movies around ever since 2008," Rafer says. "I think I've sat through every single one of these soggy, horrible films. And I have to tell you, this is the first time this franchise has entertained me."

Kristen, however, is incredulous at this reaction. "This was absolutely terrible," she says of the final installment — and she says she's someone who actually enjoys the Twilight movies. "I think they're totally phoning it in. I think they know that no matter what, Twilight fans are going to go to this." 

Though the Twilight franchise is now complete with this last film, Kristen thinks vampires are here to stay.

"People love vampires," Kristen says. "I like vampires too. I just like it better when the vampires are dangerous and sexy, rather than sullen, and let's just say, virginal." 

While Edward Cullen was sulking, though, at least Bella Swan finally got to play an active role in her own story. "This is the first time that Bella Swan, the useless central character of Twilight, finally gets up off her butt and does something," Rafer says. "That's one of the reasons I liked it."

Guests:

Rafer Guzman and Kristen Meinzer

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