I know what you're thinking. After my multiple rants more than five years ago about Twilight, why have I continued to torture myself. The short answer is, I don't know. I honestly don't know. But it popped up in my Netflix queue and I couldn't stop it in time. That's an excuse of course. IT only made it IN to my Netflix queue because I put it there.
The truth is, the movies aren't that bad. They're not that good, but they're not that bad. The movies escape the bad narrative. They escape the wretched praise of life in Phoenix. However, the one thing they can't escape is the dreadfulness that is Bella Swan. Ick. UGH! I just don't understand what these two boys (and they really are boys) see in her. Why on earth are they risking their lives to save her? And why oh why is everyone trying to kill her? She's not that pretty and there's really nothing spectacular about her. If I were her, I'd save everyone the trouble and join a convent or something. Seriously! Put everyone out of their misery!
Eclipse was just as bad as the others. Except now I have a bit less respect for Bryce Dallas Howard for making an appearance. What's the attraction? I would love to know. Maybe i keep watching the movies in hopes that they get better. I can't say I'll watch the next one (whatever it is). But I can't say I won't either.