by Fotini Maris-Asimakopoulos
Let’s start off on what “Twilight” is exactly. Originally, it was a series written by Stephenie Meyer. It’s a vampire/werewolf-themed romance. This human girl, Bella, moves to a town in Washington where her father lives. She meets a vampire, Edward, and falls for him.
As the story progresses, there’s a bit of a love triangle. I guess you could call it a love triangle, between Edward, Bella, and a werewolf named Jacob. (She met Jacob when she first arrived in the town).
The first movie was completely cringy and just an overall joke. I mean, the first few were to be exact. The only good ones were both parts of “Breaking Dawn”. In the first movie, Bella meets Jacob and Edward and the rest of the vampires and some of the other werewolves.
She finds out Edward is a vampire and basically falls head over heels for him. Who, in return, falls for her as well. But then we also have the werewolf, Jacob who falls for her. Like I said before, love triangle. I don’t know what else to say about the first movie without spoiling too much but, honestly, all I could do was laugh at a lot of points in the movie.
The second movie was a little better. I think there’s a pattern in a way. The closer these movies got to the end, the better and less cringy they got. Bella is celebrating her 18th birthday. Something happens. Edward leaves. Bella is trying to get him back. Spends time with Jacob. Etc…
“Eclipse” is the third movie. Revenge and murder is a theme I could say is for this movie. I mean romance yeah obviously.
“Breaking Dawn” parts one and two were the best out of all of the movies. With a little bit of a twist at the end of part two.
Another thing I liked about the last two movies or even as the movies progressed, was the fact that we got to see action with the side characters. In “Breaking Dawn” part two, Alice had such a big role and I was happy to see that. I guess it’s also because Alice is my favorite.
I heard that because the books were so detailed, they had to fit as much as they could into the movies which is why they are the way they are in certain parts. I’ve actually heard a lot of good things about the books.
It’s just an interesting series to talk about. I mean that in the way that everyone seems to know about it/heard of it and everyone has a different opinion. And those opinions influence how others will think of the movie or series in general(if it’s their first time watching it or if they haven’t seen it at all).
If I were to give it a star rating, I guess it would be 2 1/2 out of 5 stars. And that’s an overall rating. I’m in the middle with this series because yes, it has its moments but, as I said, the last two movies were quite good.