Saga comes to a close

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The Twilight Saga: 
Breaking Dawn - Part 2 (12A, 115 mins)
Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, Taylor Lautner, Michael Sheen, Ashley Greene, Peter Facinelli
Director: Bill Condon
Released: Friday November 16

Tissues and holy water at the ready as the fang-tasy series based on Stephenie Meyer’s best-selling books comes to a spectacular close.

The battle lines are drawn between the diabolical Volturi, led by Aro (Michael Sheen), and lovers Bella (Kristen Stewart) and Edward (Robert Pattinson), whose mortal-turned-vampire offspring, Renesmee (Mackenzie Foy), is considered an abomination by their fellow bloodsuckers.

Thankfully, best friend Jacob (Taylor Lautner) is on hand to rip off his shirt and flaunt his abs before transforming into a werewolf then leading the snarling Quileute wolf pack into the fray.

Director Bill Condon, who helmed Part 1, orchestrates the special effects-heavy mayhem set to an angst-heavy soundtrack of Green Day, Ellie Goulding, Christina Perri and Feist.

Today Twilight fans will be bidding farewell to the series with special day-long screenings of all five films, culminating just after midnight with the very first screenings in the UK of this concluding chapter.