We, as a society, need to stop being angry that Twilight exists. Moreover, we need to start, as a collective of haters, believing that Twi-hards can separate fact from reality and good fiction from bad fiction. We need to assign fans of the series at least a modicum of intelligence and assume they might just like getting lost in something silly.
Our writer defends the Twilight phenomenon, if not the plot.
Where Twilight started as a “true love waits” metaphor, it makes in this segment a grotesquely unconvincing argument for maternal martyrdom, in the form of taking a baby to term even if it kills the mother. But that’s overthinking things. Breaking Dawn is best regarded as the purest-grade example of what the series has always at its heart been: a cracked-out paranormal soap opera. Bring on vampire Bella!
Alison Wilmore reviews the penultimate Twilight movie