Friday, 16 November 2012 06:45
The last Twilight Saga
movie, Breaking Dawn-Part 2
, premiered today. Why are these films so wildly popular?
For those who, like me, have not read the books or seen the movies, here's some background. The films are based on the four-novel Twilight series by Stephanie Meyer
. Her novels have sold more than 220 million copies. The movies have grossed over $2 billion
in worldwide receipts to date.
They tell the story of Bella, a teenage girl who falls in love with Edward, who turns out to be a vampire. (He's one of the "good" vampires who drink animal blood rather than human blood.) She also befriends Jacob, who turns out to be a werewolf. Bella becomes pregnant with Edward's child and nearly dies before Edward turns her into a vampire, granting her immortality. In the episode that premieres tonight, Bella adjusts to vampire life and wins acceptance by Edward's race.