The Twilight Saga is a series of five romance fantasy films based on the novels of the same name by author Stephenie Meyer. The film star Kristen Stewart as Bella Swan, a human teenager who falls in love with vampire Edward Cullen, played by Robert Pattinson. Taylor Lautner plays Bella’s best friend and eventual love interest, Jacob Black, who is revealed to be a werewolf. The series was extremely successful, grossing over $3.34 billion at the worldwide box office. The films also received a mixed reception from critics, with some praising their visually stunning portrayals of the supernatural elements while others criticized their melodramatic and often formulaic storylines. Nonetheless, the franchise has become one of the most popular and successful of all time.
All Twilight Movies By Their Release Year
The first movie in the series, Twilight, was released in 2008 to much fanfare. Nevertheless, the film was a box-office success and paved the way for three more movies in the franchise. Director Catherine Hardwicke’s unique style was praised by some and criticized by others, but there is no doubt that her direction helped to make Twilight the phenomenon it is today.
In this movie, Seventeen-year-old Bella Swan moves from Phoenix, Arizona to Forks, Washington, to live with her father. She quickly becomes reacquainted with Jacob Black, a Native American teen who lives on the Quileute Indian Reservation near Forks. Bella also makes friends at her new high school but finds the mysterious and aloof Cullen siblings particularly intriguing.
Edward Cullen saves Bella’s life twice, and they eventually fall in love. However, their relationship is jeopardized when three nomadic vampires arrive in the area and are responsible for a series of deaths being investigated as animal attacks. James lures Bella into a trap, attacks her before Edward arrives, and subdues him just as other Cullens arrive. They kill James and Alice removes the venom from Bella’s wrist, preventing her from becoming a vampire.
The Twilight Saga: New Moon
New Moon opens with Bella celebrating her 18th birthday with the Cullens. While Edward is reluctant to allow her to celebrate, Bella is determined to enjoy herself. The party takes a turn for the worse when Bella gets a paper cut, which causes Jasper to instinctively attack her. Although Jasper is stopped before he can hurt Bella, Edward believes she can never be safe around him or his family. He ends their relationship and leaves Forks with the rest of his family. Bella is devastated by Edward’s decision and struggles to cope with her grief. However, she eventually finds comfort in her friendship with Jacob Black (Taylor Lautner). Bella begins to suspect that Jacob is hiding something from her as their friendship deepens. Meanwhile, the Cullens are dealing with their own problems. As they try to adjust to life without Bella, they must also deal with the new threat posed by the Volturi. New Moon is an engaging story that will leave readers eager for more.
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse is a 2010 American romantic fantasy film directed by David Slade and based on Stephenie Meyer’s 2007 novel Eclipse. It is the third installment of The Twilight Saga film series, following 2008’s Twilight and 2009’s New Moon. Summit Entertainment greenlit the film in February 2009. Melisssa Rosenberg, who wrote Twilight and New Moon scripts, returned as a screenwriter. Eclipse was released worldwide on June 30, 2010 in conventional theaters and IMAX format.
The plot of Eclipse revolves around Bella Swan who develops a greater attraction to vampire Edward Cullen while she investigates a series of murders involving werewolf-vampire clashes that threaten the fragile peace between the Cullens and the Wolf Pack. When Victoria returns to Forks seeking revenge against Bella for her mate James’s death, Edward realizes that she poses a greater threat to Bella than any other undead creature and must do whatever it takes to keep her safe from harm. Meanwhile, Jacob Black falls in love with Bella but knows that he risks losing her forever if he wants to keep his tribe safe from Victoria’s wrath.
Eclipse grossed over $698 million worldwide and became the highest-grossing film of 2010 worldwide, having the third-highest Opening Weekend of all time with $69 million. The film was nominated for several Academy Awards, including Best Visual Effects. It won several Teen Choice Awards, including “Best Movie Romance,” “Best Romance,” and “Movie: Drama/Action Adventure.”
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1
It is the first part of the two-part finale of The Twilight Saga film series, based on the novel Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer. The film stars Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, and Taylor Lautner. In the film, Bella Swan and Edward Cullen get married, and Bella gets pregnant. However, the pregnancy endangers Bella’s life, and she must be turned into a vampire to survive. The film was generally well-received by critics and was a box office success. It received mixed reviews from fans of the book, with some feeling that it was faithful to the source material and others feeling that it was not. Nevertheless, it remains one of the most popular films in the Twilight Saga.
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2
This twilight part opens with Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) adjusting to her new life as a vampire. She is now stronger and faster than she ever was as a human, and her senses are sharper. She is also learning to control her thirst for blood. Meanwhile, the Cullens are dealing with a new threat from the Volturi, who believe that Bella’s daughter Renesmee is a dangerous immortal child. In order to protect their family, the Cullens must gather all of the vampire clans from around the world to stand up against the Volturi. It is an action-packed conclusion to the popular vampire romance series.