The writing is on the wall and I’m just here to warn y’all – Twilight will be rebooted.
There’s no word from Stephanie Meyer or Summit Entertainment. The last time another Twilight movie was mentioned was 2012. But, it’s 2018 and we live in the age of the reboot. Twilight will be rebooted and here’s 10 reasons why I support this.
1. It’s been ten years.
It’s been ten years since the first movie was released, which is just the right amount of time in between reboots. Just ask Spider-Man; it was ten years in between the first of Sam Raimi’s trilogy and The Amazing Spider-Man series.
2. The first adaptation was garbage.
Let’s all be honest. No matter how much we liked it at the time, and how much money we gave to Hot Topic for our Cullen family merch, the first adaptations had bad CGI, stilted acting, lame scripts, and were just a mess all the way around.
3. Everyone in the movie hated the movie.
They were that bad because everyone in the movie, hated the movie! Go back and watch interviews with Kirsten Stewart and Robert Pattinson. The cast was starring in a series of films they hated. With the passage of time, a new crew of young actors who loved the books and the first movies could come along and bring their love of that fandom to the screen.
4. The main three characters could be turned into actual people.
The biggest issue in Twilight is that it’s basically a Mary Sue/Gary Stu love triangle with vampires and werewolves. I’m certain that in what is the Golden Age of television, Twilight could be rebooted and re-written as a mini-series or a television show by writers who actually cared and could turn the shells of the main trio, (Bella, Edward, and Jacob), into actual people worth rooting for. The Hunger Games books suffered from similar surface-level writing of it’s trio (Katniss, Peeta, and Gale), however the movies made them more worth caring about.
5. It could put more focus on the supporting characters.
If Twilight were a mini-series or television series it could actually focus on the most interesting part of the series – the other members of the Cullen family. Carlisle is a vampire doctor?? Rosalie got revenge on her rapists and killers?? Alice is a psychic? Jasper was a vampire in the Civil War?? These stories are way more interesting than Edward being a virgin vampire! The Cullen family was way more compelling than Edward. On the same note, the Quileute tribe was way more interesting than Jacob. I’d watch a whole season about Leah. She’s the only known female to phase! Give me a wolfpack series. Also, I’d watch hella Volturi hijinks.
6. The entire story could be fleshed out.
Not only is the story of all four books incredibly weak – it’s not fleshed out. It’s four books of pining and relationship drama, and nothing really happens. If Twilight got the reboot treatment, it could actually fill in the non-existent plot.
7. The mistakes of the first series could be corrected.
I think “your fave is problematic” was invented because of Twilight. Edward is a abusive POS. Jacob imprinted on a child to resolve to the stupid love triangle. Why do vampires spend eternity going to high school? The final battle was so incredibly boring, I don’t remember it. The first series was rife with issues that could corrected via reboot.
8. Renesmee would look less creepy.
CGI has improved in the last ten years and I’m sure we could find a way to make the vampire hyper-accelerated growth baby not look creepy as hell.
9. The soundtracks.
Twlight gave us some dope soundtracks. The music was way better than the movies, and I’m sure that we could benefit from another series of great soundtracks.
10. We’re about to enter another vampire age.
The Vampire Chronicles are being adapted for Hulu. There’s a new Buffy the Vampire Slayer television show coming. Every 10-15 years there’s a cultural vampire phase where the bloodsuckers dominate pop culture, and we’re entering another one.
Might as well allow Twilight to be a part of that again.
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I was born in the late 1980’s to a fashion designer/theologian mother and Poseidon off of the coast of California. I was raised in a suburb of Los Angeles and grew up on fairy tales, museums, theme parks, classic literature, pulp movies, The Cure, and mismatched Chuck Taylors. I won my first writing award as a pre-teen. My educational background was devoted to the arts and the media; I’ve got a Bachelor of Arts in Directing Theater and a Master of Arts in Media Studies. I’m a Jane of all trades and a master of none, and yes - I’m oftentimes better than a master of one.