For those of you who have been living under a rock, you may not know that The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 is in cinemas now!
It was recently announced that over 2.9 million tickets were sold during its opening weekend and it continues to do very well in theaters, becoming the second highest-grossing film of the year so far.
If you’re planning on seeing the movie this weekend, it might be worth considering one of the many amazing celebrity sing-offs that are also on the silver screen. One of the most famous ones is The Hobbit: There and Back Again – A Musical which also starred Martin Freeman and Billy Connolly!
Another great option is the romantic comedy Love, Rosie starring Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Evans. Evans plays the lead role of an aspiring artist who learns to embrace his inner child and find love.
But perhaps the best choice for movie-goers is Robert Pattinson’s portrayal of Edward Cullen in the Twilight Saga. We’re not talking about Edward Cullen from the books here, but they do share some similarities. Not only is Robert Pattinson absolutely gorgeous, but he also has an amazing voice and can really act. If you’ve never seen the Twilight films, it’s well worth the effort to seek them out. They’re available to stream on Netflix now!
Foster Wallace: The Good
If there is one thing we’ve learned from the Twilight Saga, it’s that vampires are cool. They may be fictional characters, but people seem to relate to them more naturally. We’ll have a closer look at this theory in a bit…
Firstly, let’s take a look at some of the things that make Robert Pattinson a good choice for the role of Edward Cullen. He has a kind, gentle demeanor that is perfect for the part. We already know that Edward is a vampire, so this is essentially the same as having Robert Pattinson portray the cool-headed creature in Twilight.
He also has an incredible singing voice and he frequently uses it in the film. The main difference between him and the other actors that participated in the musical is that, unlike the others, he has perfect pitch. This allowed him to carry out a duet with Rosie in the film – even though he was off-key and had to be prompted by the director to keep singing!
Katherine McNamara: The Bad
While we’re on the topic of singing, let’s take a quick detour to talk about one of the main villainesses of the Twilight Saga: Katherine McNamara. It’s no secret that we love a good villain in movies and, let’s be honest, McNamara is very much a villain. She’s cold, manipulative, and completely obsessed with Edward Cullen.
It’s sad to see that, in the twilight of her career, Katherine McNamara has decided to make one last attempt to get her hands on Edward Cullen. In order to do this, she’s resorted to kidnapping Bill Buckner and pretending to be his wife. Once again, she frames him for murdering her. It doesn’t end well for Mrs. Buckner – at least, not in the long term. Once Edward and Cullen find out the truth, she has nowhere to go but to her sister’s house in Dublin. This is where the final battle for her life ensues.
Katherine McNamara is an amazing actress and a trained singer. She may have started out as a villainess, but she has a very good reason for turning around and seeking redemption. It seems that her time in Twilight has turned her into a slightly quirky, but very protective mom. As a result, it’s hard to think of someone who she would hurt more than herself.
Stephenie Meyer: The Beautiful
Last but not least, we have the woman who not only wrote the amazing Twilight Saga, but went on to write more than 30 other bestselling novels. We were lucky enough to have her share her insights into writing and create a character that was unique to film. This is something we’re incredibly grateful for.
Yes, Stephenie Meyer is responsible for creating a world of vampires and werewolves and the subsequent love triangles and intrigues. But, as an author, she’s also responsible for creating a character that has become arguably the most famous female protagonist of all time. This is largely thanks to her amazing portrayal of a young woman coming to terms with her sexuality and the choices that she makes in the face of adversity.
To this day, it’s still incredibly moving to watch the trailer for the Twilight Saga and see a young Bella running scared, unwilling to reveal her true identity for fear of not being accepted. It’s something to behold.
Since its release, the Twilight Saga has sold over 300 million books worldwide and it’s still one of the most popular series of all time. Clearly, we’re not the only ones who think that Robert Pattinson is a perfect Edward Cullen.