I know what you are. Say it… out loud. You’re a Twilight fan. Doesn’t that feel better? Hiding a secret as dark as that can really weigh on you. We all know that the Twilight films aren't necessarily movie masterpieces, but they also kind of are. There's the memorable blue filter in the original film is, of course, iconic, the awkward silences we all experienced in high school (but no other high school movie truly captured) and of course the love triangle! And finally, finally we can experience all five movies on Netflix.
This weekend Twi-hards get to pretend we don’t already have a stack of Twilight DVDs already on our shelves and binge the entire saga in the comfort of our homes. The franchise arrived on the streaming platform on Friday, and the first movie has already made Netflix’s top ten alongside new Netflix releases including Never Have I Ever, Fear Street Part Three: 1666 and Gunpowder Milkshake. Fans took to Twitter to share their weekend plans:
If you want to watch the entire Twilight saga this weekend, put aside 607 minutes (or just over 10 hours) of your time because we’re talking about Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse, Breaking Dawn Part 1 and Breaking Dawn Part 2. You could split it over a weekend, a few days even but, if you're a hardcore fan, I know you're not leaving that couch all day. The movie that started it all hit theaters in 2008 and became a cultural moment. Anyone still have their Robert Pattinson posters like her?:
How did we get here? The Twilight series started as Stephenie Meyer’s bestselling books but, when Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart were cast as Bella and Edward in the movie adaptation, things really shifted into gear. The co-stars became a real-life couple and, suddenly, Twilight was more than just a YA series. Nearly 15 years since the first movie came out, it’s become nostalgic and a comforting part of many people’s past:
It’s a great time to bring all your friends together and watch the Twilight movies again. And the beauty of it being on Netflix is that most people have it so, if you're hoping to check it out with someone who is too far away, you can both push play and still enjoy it at the same time. A Twilight-themed party could even be in the cards this weekend at fans’ homes like this:
Many fans of the Twilight movies started off loving the books, so it’s always fun to tap into the time when you're super into something and even laugh at it. There are definitely some funny lines throughout the Twilight saga that we can’t stop quoting:
Judging by the numerous social media posts and Twilight’s position on Netflix’s weekend rankings, there are a lot of people hitting play on the saga this weekend. And with that, a lot of fans will surely be coming to grips with the fact that the series kind of slaps! Sure, it’s got its flaws but, between the incredible soundtracks, cast and entertaining moments, you may also be admitting your fandom to the films:
While you’re here and getting ready to watch Twilight, check out some behind-the-scenes facts about the first film and stick with us on CinemaBlend for more updates about the Twilight phenomena.
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Sarah El-Mahmoud has been with CinemaBlend since 2018 after graduating from Cal State Fullerton with a degree in Journalism. In college, she was the Managing Editor of the award-winning college paper, The Daily Titan, where she specialized in writing/editing long-form features, profiles and arts & entertainment coverage, including her first run-in with movie reporting, with a phone interview with Guillermo del Toro for Best Picture winner, The Shape of Water. Now she's into covering YA television and movies, and plenty of horror. Word webslinger. All her writing should be read in Sarah Connor’s Terminator 2 voice over.