By David T. Valentin
Just when we thought the monster lover craze was coming to an end and the historical romances are moving in, Netflix announces that all five Twilight movies will be available to stream starting on July 16, 2021.
That means you can relive the monster lover craze all over again, without standing in line at the movie theatres with a Hot Topic Twilight shirt, all while debating over whether Team Edward or Team Jacob was better. Personally, I was always Team Volturi because, let’s be real, they were some of the coolest vampires in that whole series and retained their coolness from the book to the movie.
Now, this has prompted fans to theorize whether the latest announcement by Netflix is gearing up for another round of the Twilight craze with the production of a Midnight Sun movie. Midnight Sun was the sixth book in the series published just last year in 2020, 13 years after Breaking Dawn, what we thought was the final book of the series, was published.
Midnight Sun follows the events of Twilight from Edward’s perspective. And while Bella’s angsty, dramatic teen personality hooked readers across the world for a five-book adventure, Midnight Sun was less well received than the original books.
Because, let’s be honest, it was bad enough that Bella was just interesting enough for reader’s to stick around, especially considering almost every other character and vampire was infinitely more interesting than what’s happening between Bella and Edward. But to give Edward, quite possibly the least interesting character in the whole Twilight series, an entire book from his perspective? Let’s just say that fans didn’t love it.
Considering that Robert Patterson didn’t love his role as Edward Cullen (and that’s putting it lightly), it’s hard to believe Midnight Sun will ever receive the pop culture attention that the original film series received.
But for now, we can relive our teen days by once again indulging in watching one of the most boring couples in romance genre history and pretend the movies were actually good.