The Twilight Saga came to an end in 2012, however, November will mark 10 years since the dramatic conclusion kicked off with Breaking Dawn – Part One. It’s probably a safe bet to say that the series will always hold a special place in our hearts – what an experience it was to live through this era.
The films aren’t exactly award-winning material but for a moment in time, they had the world at their feet with the compelling love story between a vampire and a human. Looking back, it only seems right to determine which movie reigns as the best of the franchise.
5. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part One (2011)
This is pretty much just a lot of exposition and build up to Bella’s (Kristen Stewart) eventual transformation. Other than the wedding, pregnancy and her ‘demise’, nothing else of significance actually happens. Although, it is satisfying to see Edward (Robert Pattinson) and Bella finally tie the knot considering the saga had been leading towards the moment since the beginning.
4. The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2010)
All that the sequel manages to establish is some development for Jacob (Taylor Lautner) and his relationship with Bella. The plot primarily revolves around Edward breaking up with the latter and her falling into a deep depression because she cannot handle being left alone. In an odd way, there’s a strong Romeo & Juliet vibe and basically everything that occurs in this film could have been resolved with a little bit of communication.
3. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part Two (2012)
Nothing could ever replicate that feeling of distress the first time we watched the war between the Volturi and the Cullen army. It was horrifically tense only for the film to do a complete 180 moments later. Creepy CGI baby aside, the only fault that can be given for the last movie is the cliché ending. Part 2 is more exciting than it’s predecessor because we are watching Bella adapt as a newborn whilst preparing to fight, but it’s not quite as good as Eclipse mostly due to them backtracking on the biggest jaw-dropper of the series.
2. Twilight (2008)
Twilight is the epitome of the angsty teen love affair trope; it’s the place where it all began, standing as a fine introduction to the saga for everyone – particularly those who were unfamiliar with the books. There’s mystery, drama and romance all in one, and who can forget that epic baseball scene? The dialogue can be quite cheesy – something that affects all five movies – but it’s pulled off surprisingly well with how nicely the actors fit into their roles.
1. The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010)
The third instalment acts as more of a direct sequel to Twilight and picks up with Victoria (Bryce Dallas Howard) creating a horde of newborns to take on the Cullens following the death of her beloved, James (Cam Gigandent). It provides an exhilarating battle, passionate romance and gives the characters more depth. The story is exciting in every way it can be, especially with the vampires and wolves joining forces to overcome Victoria. This is everything that Breaking Dawn – Part 2 had the potential of being.