Fans of the "Twilight Saga" can breathe a sigh of relief.
I just got back from a Wednesday night screening of "Breaking Dawn -- Part 2" and can unequivocally say you're in for a real treat. While my full review of the film won't post until Thursday morning, here's a little something to tide you over -- answers to a few questions about the eagerly anticipated finale.
Is it the best 'Twilight' yet? Without a doubt. Director Bill Condon and screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg strike the perfect "Twilight" tone, playing up the campy humor while turning up the erotic heat on the romance.
Are there surprises? A couple, and even if you're a huge fan of Stephenie Meyer's books you'll be astonished by how well they work. But be wary of spoilers since the tweaks are certain to turn into a hot social networking topic.
Who gives the best performance of the trio? Robert Pattinson. He's swoon-worthy, and has consistently been the strongest. But don't dismiss Kristen Stewart. She's impressive here as a tougher, more confident Bella. Even Taylor Lautner shows improvement. It helps that he's given some funny material.
Speaking of Lautner, does he keep his shirt on? Most of the time...However.
Will the movie appeal to non-fans? I expect so. This is a highly entertaining, suspenseful finale that satisfies on many levels.