The Twilight movie has the most mixed reviews we can ever think of. This franchise consists of 5 twilight films.
The Twilight Bag
The first-ever film was “Twilight”(2008), “The Twilight Saga: New Moon ( 2009)”, “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse” (2010), “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1” (2011), and finally “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2” ( 2012).
The entire series consists of Kristen Stewart as Bella Swan, Robert Pattinson as Edward Cullen, and Taylor Lautner as Jacob Black.
Diving into the Ratings
Moving to the ratings, if we look straight into the twilight franchise, we see all the twilight films were not consistent in their performance and have mixed reviews. From vampires to werewolves to more vampires, to love triangle, relationship, revenge, romance, moon, giving birth to vampire, and drama, the twilight had it all.
Go back and look, you will surely see that the movie did create a buzz at the box office every time it was released and grabbed the audience’s attention. The whole story and vampire-related topics were depicted beautifully.
What’s so Special About Twilight?
There were some major controversies related to the twilight movies. And we had Team Edward and Team Jacob, and the audiences had their favorite.
The visual effects, romance, new life, vampire, other vampires, relationship, and the cast giving the twilight saga movies some devoted fans from its very first film or first movie. No two movies were similar but were termed “slow pace” after the successful release of the vampire life on the big screen.
Audiences ranked each film according to the story depicted; critics view the worst twilight film as “The Twilight Saga: New Moon,” “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1″,” The “Twilight Saga: Eclipse,” “Twilight” and “The Twilight Saga Breaking Down part 2.”
Summit Entertainment did a great job adapting the Twilight series written by Stephenie Meyer and had a huge financial success. The world did get moments and a very different life view through these films. But the critics were of a different view.
Before diving into the detailed view on box office, film rankings, or ratings of the twilight franchise or twilight movies ranked, we can never deny that the franchise did give the early lovebirds or the teens and the world a new view on romance alongside some new perspective like vampires, new moon, etc.
The Twilight Series:
The Twilight Saga: New Moon-
About The Twilight Saga: New Moon
Read the story and you will get to know how Edward is removed from the film as he is about to take refuge with the chiller Volturi clan. Here Bella, aka Kristen Stewart, and Edward, that is, Robert Pattinson, break up, and the reason for this is the safety of Bella.
Critics also suggest that Edward’s absence, because he moved with the Volturi clan, has highly affected the movie. This particular movie’s rating on IMDb is 4.7/10 with a Metascore of 44.
Many have taken the introduction of werewolves and more into Jacob’s (Taylor Lautner) life as a positive response. Still, the missing of the dear Edward, aka Robert Pattinson, did create a huge pinching point.
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 (2001) 25%-
About The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1
Although the starting seems impressive with Bella walking down the aisle, the filmmakers had something in their minds and twisted the movie. Here the newlyweds conceive a half-human and half-vampire baby who is dangerous for Bella’s life and breaks the treaty.
Many critics believe that Breaking Dawn was a slow one and kind of boring if you are someone who is watching the franchise for the very first time. Breaking dawn part 1 is one such watch that focuses on a sweet aspect and lovable nature, forgetting the actual theme. Breaking Dawn has received 4.9/10 per IMDb and has secured 45 Metascore.
This movie is totally and only for people who are already huge fans of this franchise. Although you see how huge a buzz was created with the movie with Bella being pregnant, the movie was lastly associated and put into the group of joyless movies.
The “Twilight Saga: Eclipse”(2010) 48% –
About Twilight Saga: Eclipse
According to all the ratings and reviews, this has taken the bottom of the barrel. This has the least amount of praise in its bag among the other movies of the series.
Bella, played by Kristen Stewart, is aware that her growing friendship with Jacob and love relationship with Edward might create a spark between the werewolves and the vampire. The “harm Bella” plot also comes into effect.
The story here is very basic take revenge on the Cullens. This movie is only to watch, and there is nothing that might excite you during your entire watch session. The ratings as per IMDb are 5/10. Yes, but reviews also vary from being this the best movie to the poor adaption.
Twilight (2008) 49% –
This is the very first film of the entire series, and the introductory film did create a buzz among the audience. Audiences said that Catherine Hardwicke did a fabulous job in grabbing attention with this unique love story; thus, a huge fan following was created with this very pilot film itself.
This film developed the plot quite well by explaining every small thing like the vampires, Quileute tribe, eclipse, etc. Critics believe this is one of the best works in the entire series and thus has one of the top-class ratings on IMDb that is 5.3/10 and a Metascore of 56.
The movie had everything that the audience wanted. It had high school drama, to love, romance, and finally, the development of triangular relations. The Bella and Edward love story did entice viewers.
Bella did a remarkable job and thus was a household name that the viewers wanted to see more and more. Thus, the pilot film was one of the best in the entire series.
The Twilight Saga Breaking Dawn Part 2 (2012) 49%-
About The Twilight Saga Breaking Dawn Part 2
Ratings say it is 5.5/10 as per IMDb and can be stated as a good film to watch. The story begins with a normal girl falling in love with vampire Edward Cullen and ends the entire series satisfactorily. Breaking dawn part 2 is something that will surely not disappoint you.
Alice’s vision and the birth of a newborn baby, Renesmee and Bella getting spotted with the Cullens, and how they took on Victoria, the film kept enticing viewers; thus, the ending is loved way too much. The Bella Edward love story and the vampire series could not be a better ending.
All the plots used here, with the introduction of the newborn baby and the presence of Victoria, made the movie interesting. Surely be stated as one of the best films in the franchise. Hence it has secured a good rank among the other movies.
Behind the scenes of Renesmee escaping with Jacob:
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Conclusion- Is the Twilight series a hit or flop?
Thus, as we come to the end of the twilight saga movies ranking, the movies ranked from worst to best can vary from viewer to viewer. But we see that the pilot film had so much to offer, and the makers did their job here only.
This was the plus point that worked for the makers, and the entire series has some mixed critiques. This franchise got too many opinions, from being one of the favorite series for a few to the most disgusted one. Whatsoever the opinion must be box office revenue is something which must be looked into.
The romantic fantasy sequels have it all, which the new teens heavily in love would love watching. But the sequel is surely a doubtful one for the grownup buds. But also, for that early teen love experience, you can enjoy this series anytime.
Some Surprising Facts About ‘The Twilight Series’:
- The writer of the book, Stephenie Meyer said the apple on the cover of the book depicts forbidden fruit.
- The series has sold over 100 million copies of the books version and it is translated into more than 35 languages.
- Meyer, the author herself has two cameos in the series. One in the first film and the second one in Breaking Dawn as a wedding guest.
- Taylor (Jacob) didn’t know anything about Twilight when he auditioned for the role.
- While shooting for the movies, Kristen Stewart (Bella) had to wear contacts all the time because she has green eyes, and it didn’t match up to Bella’s description in the books.
- While filming for the wedding scene, Stewart had to wear a Volturi cape whenever the filming was paused to keep the wedding dress a mystery.
- Meyer cried while filming the part where Bella was walking down the aisle.
- Stewart wore a wig while filming for Breaking Dawn Part 1 and Pattinson wore a wig while filming for Breaking Dawn Part 2.
- The author said she is Team Jacob because he is more of her style. What team are you on?