When talking Twilight it seems to me that the opinions on these movies based on Stephenie Meyer’s series of books run the gamut. There are those that hate the books and movies, there are those that love the books and movies, and then there are those that are simply, “Meh.” No matter your opinion, one cannot argue that this wildly successful franchise is raking in the big bucks. So I thought I’d give you my 3 reasons why Twilight is so popular.
It’s a pretty basic formula. It’s a Romeo and Juliet story with a supernatural twist. Who doesn’t love vampires and werewolves? What teenage (or older) gal doesn’t fantasize about being the object of affection for both of those paranormal creatures? Who doesn’t love Romeo and Juliet with a happily ever after ending?
The winning element called a love triangle. This is a story that makes the statement “3’s a crowd” the understatement of the year. The angst these characters feel because they are inexplicably linked is excruciating, and what teenage (or older) gal doesn’t find the thought of having two severely attractive dudes vying for the right to establish their status as the other half of the relationship intriguing?
The most obvious and probably the most important reason why these books and movies are so wildly popular is because of all the vampires and werewolves. The element of fantasy is so front and center and all encompassing that escape is easy. The excitement of being privy to such a secret is enough to make any teenage (or older) gal’s head explode.
So, my big question for you is…
Curious minds want to know: are you Team Edward or Team Jacob, or are you just “Meh.”? Why do you think Twilight is so popular?