ADVERTISEMENT

This weekend, the entire Twilight Saga hit Netflix, leaving fans and the fresh aficionados of this vampire-themed—can I call it ‘classic’?—romance glued to their screens. The 2010s hit stirred the nostalgia for our careless teenage years and sparked the long-forgotten rush of seeing Bella and Edward navigating through their complex love story, weird adventures, and trying to stay alive.

Have we finally learnt to appreciate this weird fantasy saga? It seems like it. So, as a tribute to that, fans are now sharing some of the most hilariously spot-on tweets that capture all the insanity that Twilight really was.

And it all poses the question: how on earth didn't we see just how bonkers this golden nugget of cinematography was at the time?

#1

Funny-Twilight-Jokes-Memes

kpfeffss Report

#2

Funny-Twilight-Jokes-Memes

MinecraftSandBlock Report

Add photo comments
POST
franziska-birk avatar
Francis
Community Member
2 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

i was today years old that i realisied that michael sheen was in this movie... WTF?!

View More Replies...
View more commentsArrow down menu

Back in 2018, the Twilight Saga celebrated its 10th anniversary with a very typical division that once again separated fans from its skeptics. People who rolled their eyes 10 years ago are rolling them again. But it takes one glimpse at the Netflix top 10 chart, and you realize what a controversial (master)piece the vampire saga really is.

After its initial release on Friday, the five Twilight films immediately made their way to Netflix’s top 10 most-watched list. As it currently stands, Twilight (2008) is in third, New Moon (2009) is in sixth, Eclipse (2010) is seventh, Breaking Dawn: Part 1 (2011) is eighth, and Breaking Dawn: Part 2 (2012) is 10th.

ADVERTISEMENT

But contrary to what we see today, the beginning wasn’t an easy one for this fantasy saga. When Twilight first premiered, no one could know if Stephenie Meyer’s hugely successful teen novels would transfer to the screen. After all, Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson were almost unknown to a wide audience. Plus, director Catherine Hardwicke had a sprint of 44 days to shoot with a tight $37M budget. Have in mind the usual rate at the time was more like $200M for similar CGI-fantasy-action movies.

#8

Funny-Twilight-Jokes-Memes

pattinsonbats Report

Add photo comments
POST
franziska-birk avatar
Francis
Community Member
2 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

s**t i'm at work, i shouldn't be laughing THIs hard right now :D i'm crying :'D

View more commentsArrow down menu
ADVERTISEMENT

On Twilight’s opening weekend in the United States, it turned out that the emo crush was bordering on mass hysteria. The film made a jaw-dropping $69M by Sunday on Twilight’s opening weekend in the US. Mass hysteria started and critics couldn’t believe the success of the story that was aimed primarily at girls.

Melissa Silverstein of Women and Hollywood commented on this phenomenon to The Guardian: “The part that shocked Hollywood was that the film’s stunning success was fuelled by ‘girl power.’ The general consensus in Hollywood is that films and books made for men and boys are seen as ‘universal,’ and things that are made for women and girls are somehow seen as ‘other.’ Women are seen as a ‘niche’ audience. This ‘nichification’ of women has been one of the most enduring problems facing the much-maligned chick flick.”

ADVERTISEMENT
#16

Funny-Twilight-Jokes-Memes

buckyflippingbarnes Report

Add photo comments
POST
wendillon avatar
Monday
Community Member
2 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Edward please stop crying so loudly, we're trying to have a nice family dinner....

View More Replies...
View more commentsArrow down menu
#18

Funny-Twilight-Jokes-Memes

theDMatthews Report

Add photo comments
POST
franziska-birk avatar
Francis
Community Member
2 years ago (edited) DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

i stopped watchin the last movie when the battle almost ended... it was my happy ending :D

View More Replies...
View more commentsArrow down menu
ADVERTISEMENT
#20

Funny-Twilight-Jokes-Memes

danieldayslewis Report

#23

Funny-Twilight-Jokes-Memes

littleblairwitch Report

Add photo comments
POST
saruuu avatar
Sa Ruuu
Community Member
2 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This needs to be higher lmao the overlap between serial killer vibes and vampire vibes is pretty damn big

View more commentsArrow down menu
#24

Funny-Twilight-Jokes-Memes

the_poop_knot Report

Add photo comments
POST
#25

Funny-Twilight-Jokes-Memes

We've come full circle bois

DrugSnuggler Report

#27

Funny-Twilight-Jokes-Memes

squidslippers Report

Add photo comments
POST
teapot avatar
~hUmMuS vIbEs~
Community Member
2 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Normal people: I have actual personality traits Bella: My personality is loving Edward and being clumsy

View More Replies...
View more commentsArrow down menu
ADVERTISEMENT
See Also on Bored Panda
#34

Funny-Twilight-Jokes-Memes

DanaSchwartzzz Report

ADVERTISEMENT
See Also on Bored Panda
#40

Funny-Twilight-Jokes-Memes

povmcu Report

Note: this post originally had 81 images. It’s been shortened to the top 40 images based on user votes.