Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight Saga is a series of five young adult romantic fantasy novels written by an American novelist. The series is primarily told in a first-person narrative form from Bella Swan’s point of view but is told from Jacob Black’s point of view in Breaking Dawn. The Twilight Saga has been described as “a strong romance at its core” and is recommended for young readers, but adults also enjoy the books.
The films feature Kristen Stewart as Bella Swan, Robert Pattinson as Edward Cullen, and Taylor Lautner as Jacob Black after a high school girl is romantically involved with a vampire. The first episode of the series was directed by Catherine Hardwicke, with Rob Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, and Taylor Lautner starring as Bella Swan, Edward Cullen, and Jacob Black, respectively.
The film’s screenwriters are Melissa Rosenberg and Stephenie Meyer, both screenwriters and book authors. The name sitting in the director’s chair of the movie is Catherine Hardwicke.
Overview of the Twilight Saga One by One
The Twilight Saga obtains great popularity in pop culture with its intriguing and tormenting love stories. Now let’s walk through the Twilight movies one by one.
Twilight 2008 First Movie
Edward Cullen, a vegan vampire, falls in love with Bella Swan and tries to protect her from the rest of the dangerous vampire family. Edward Cullen is a 17-year-old boy who has always been different from everyone else. For example, he is much more potent than the average person and can read people’s minds. Someone who doesn’t tell anyone about their differences because he doesn’t want them to think he’s weird or weird.
One day, Edward goes to school and meets a new girl named Isabella Swan. Bella is excellent and intelligent but also very shy and quiet. Edward instantly attracts Bella, and they begin dating shortly after the meeting. However, some hurdles build up in the relationship as Edward thinks Bella is dangerous and should be avoided by everyone, including himself. In the movie, Bella learns the mystery about Edward and his family and joins the secret world of vampires. Bella falls in love with a vampire named Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) after being assaulted by a group of vampires led by James (Cam Gigandet), which worries Edward’s adoptive family. Edward saves Bella’s life and killed James.
The Twilight Saga: New Moon
The Twilight Saga: New Moon (commonly known as New Moon) is a crucial Twilight film released in 2009. It is based on the same-named novel by Stephenie Meyer. Directed by Chris Weitz, the film stars Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson, reprising their roles as Bella Swan and Edward Cullen, respectively, with Taylor Lautner joining the cast as Jacob Black.
Bella attends the ball of Edward’s family and cuts herself by accident. The blood smell creates chaos in the ball. Worrying that Bella will get hurt, Edward ends their relationship, and the Cullens move away. Bella moved to Forks, Washington, to live with her father, Charlie. She has nightmares about Edward leaving her, and her life is turned upside down. She starts school, where she meets Jacob Black and his family, who are werewolves. Jacob tries to convince Bella that she is better for him than Edward because they share many similarities, but he sees things differently.
While Edward is away, Bella’s Quileute friend Jacob Black comes to solace her and erase her pain. It turns out Jacob is a werewolf. And when a vampire of Victoria attacks Bella. He protects bella from the vampire.
Edward mistakenly think Bella has fallen from a cliff and died. He asks Volturi family to end his life. But Bella arrives and save Edward’s life.
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
Edward and Bella are now together. Bella says she wants to be a vampire like Edward but he refuses. Bella takes Jacob as a trustworthy friend, and often visit his places. During one of her visits, Jacob confesses he is in love with her. In fact Bella is his imprinted mate. After Edward knowing this, Edward warns Jacob to stay away from Bella.
In the meanwhile, an army of newborns led by Victoria are coming to take revenge for James Death. Jacob and Edward put aside their personal hatred and fight together. In the End, they killed Victoria and destroy the newborns.
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1
Breaking Dawn: Part 1 is a 2011 romantic fantasy film based on Stephenie Meyer’s novel Breaking Dawn. The film stars Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, and Taylor Lautner and is directed by Bill Condon and produced by Wyck Godfrey and Karen Rosenfelt. This is the fourth and final installment of the Twilight Saga movie series.
The story follows Bella Swan, who marries Edward Cullen. The new couple goes on a honey moon and bella becomes pregnant with a vampire/human hybrid child. Bella suffers grave harm during birth of the child. Edward has no choice but to turn Bella into a vampire.
Volturi family are afraid that the hybrid child will be endowed with power that may threaten their rule. So they send a group of vampires to kill the baby. Once again, Jacob and Edward fight together against the Volturi family.
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2
Breaking Dawn: Part 2 is the fourth episode of the Twilight Saga film series, and it was released in 2012. It is based on Stephenie Meyer’s novel Breaking Dawn. The film is directed by Bill Condon, who replaced David Slade after leaving the project.
Although it was scheduled to be released on November 16, 2011, the release date was moved to November 18, 2012. It is a sequel to 2008’s Twilight and 2009’s New Moon. Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, and Taylor Lautner return as Bella Swan, Edward Cullen, and Jacob Black, respectively. The film also stars Peter Facinelli as Carlisle Cullen, Kristen Stewart as Bella Swan, Taylor Lautner as Jacob Black, Elizabeth Reaser as Esme Cullen, and Dakota Fanning as Jane Volturi.
The story follows an epic battle between vampires and werewolves, in which Edward’s family destroyed Volturi’s powerful army of vampires. Bella and Edward finally live happily together after all the drama and pain. Their girl grows happily as a human child. And no one knows they are vampires except the werewolves led by Jacob.
Special concepts throughout the Twilight Saga
The success of the Twilight Saga rests mainly in its special view of the werewolf-vampire world. To understand this world, we need to look into some interesting concepts.
Treaty between Vampires and Werewolves
Werewolves are creatures with supernatural abilities similar to vampires. They are also known as “shape-shifters,” as they can change their physical form. In the Twilight universe, werewolves are descendants of Quileute Native Americans living on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State.
The leading figures of Twilight are vampires. In particular, the vampire family he works with is the Cullen family. The Cullens do not drink human blood like other vampires and have introduced themselves as vegans. There is also a pact between the Cullen family and the Quileute’s shape-shifting werewolves. According to this agreement in the Twilight series, the Cullen family will not hurt people; they can eat the animals in the forest. They can also go up to a specific limit of the forest. The agreement between the Werewolves and the Cullen family is based on this.
Imprinting of the Werewolf
Imprinting of the Werewolf is one of the unique events of the Twilight Saga. Because it symbolizes very romantic and sacred devotion, according to this stigma, a werewolf spends his life with the woman he is attached to until the end. At the same time, this woman lives with that man until the end of her life due to this stigma. His eyes see no one else. They always stay connected to each other.
Bella prefers a Vampire Instead of a Werewolf
Bella finally chooses to become a vampire. Because her love for Edward and the child they had together greatly affected this decision. After deciding to become a vampire, although the reflection of this is bad on Jacob, they later form a happy family with Edward. They fight off their troubling enemies and often live in isolation, hiding from the vampire empire.