Release date: 2010
Let us recap – I rather liked the books as I felt that, despite not being the best or most original prose in the world, Stephanie Meyer wrote a good character. As the series progressed she ramped up the supernatural peril and wasn’t too in your face with her cockeyed views on social morality and religious ethics (probably because the writing wasn’t strong enough).
When it came to the films we had a problem. The first film, Twilight, looked pretty but needed a fast forward button. I rather liked Robert Pattinson’s performance as Edward but Kristen Stewart as Bella was flat, one-dimensional and all in all it was a very poor performance. By the second film, the Twilight Saga: New Moon, things went horribly wrong. Pattinson obviously felt guilty about acting when his real life girlfriend didn't and so didn’t either. Those lesser characters with good actors were side-lined, perhaps so as not to out-perform the main stars. Ashley Greene as Alice suddenly emerged as the only thing worth watching in the film. So, what a surprise, in this Ashley Greene has been side-lined with very little to do.
|the romance sludges on|
|Victoria and Riley|
|army of vampires|
|beware our old-fashioned garb|
|Jodelle Ferland as Bree Tanner|
Lore wise nothing has really moved on, except for the idea that vampires are at their strongest when first turned – due to the human blood still in their system (evidence of which was not offered as porcelain flesh failed to release blood on breaking). This is an inversion of normal lore, of course.
|ok... he's a dog|
The imdb page is here.