It all started in 2005 when Little, Brown published Stephenie Meyer’s first book: Twilight. If you want to get technical, I suppose we could go back to 2003 when Meyer had the dream that inspired Twilight. Either way, the first book has been out for less than a decade and it is arguably one of the most popular series of all time. This month, the final film installment to The Twilight Saga premiered in theaters all over the world. So far, Breaking Dawn: Part 2 has made $362.5 million, $200 million of which comes from ticket sales overseas. Breaking Dawn: Part 1 ended its theater run with $712.2 million and Part 2 is expected to break that record.
While The Twilight Saga becomes more successful every year, my love for the series has dwindled into slight resentment. Yes, 15-year-old me loved the Twilight book series. So much so that my stepsister and I bought our own special edition copies of New Moon and read the preview of Eclipse under the car light as our family drove home from the North Fork of Long Island. But somewhere between going to college and the premiere of the Eclipse movie, I became disinterested. I was unimpressed by the movies, the fans, and eventually the books bored me. However, I still watched all the movies with some sense of needing to see this thing through to the end. I’m glad I did because Breaking Dawn Part 2 is easily the best movie in the saga and here is why: