After years of apparently lying dormant, just waiting for the moment to come back and surprise the world with their fervor, the Twi-hards who were left with nothing else to look forward to after the release of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 suddenly made themselves known again in the fandom corners of the internet and started what has become known as the Twilight renaissance.
Fandoms can express their excitement and adoration for their particular TV or movie drug of choice in a lot of ways, and the Twilight fans who have revitalized the Twilight franchise on the internet have chosen to honor their fave in one of the internet's favorite ways, memes. There is truly a meme for every occasion, and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 and Part 2 is the subject of a whole lot of hilarious and on point memes. And here are 10 of the best.
10 The Baby Bot
Although special effects and CGI has evolved into something beyond most people's wildest imaginations at this point, it does typically work better in any film if a certain effect can be done practically instead of digitally. But that's just typically. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn eventually decided on creating baby Renesmee with digital movie magic, but they did initially try to shoot some scenes with this monstrosity of an animatronic doll. Thank the lord that the filmmakers decided against using the footage that they shot with this fake baby, and god bless all of the Twilight actors for actually somehow pretending that this robot infant was real.
9 It's One Of The Coolest Parts Of The Movie Though
Out of all of the things to want to take from the Twilight fantasy and turn it into your own reality, the sick tattoos that the entire wolf pack was sporting is probably one of the best.
It's a little questionable that they all have tattoos in the first place, because first, why would they need something extra to bond themselves together when they're a literal pack of werewolves, and second, about half of the pack is still underage so how did they even make that happen? But regardless of whether or not it makes sense, it's much better to see Breaking Dawn drunk and get a tattoo in honor of it than it is to get drunk and try to eat a baby out of some woman's stomach or something.
8 That's Gonna Make For Awkward Holidays
If there was one thing in the entire Twilight Saga that we wish we could erase from all of history, it is Jacob Black imprinting on a zero days old infant the moment that she's born. Because no matter what he says or what weird rationalization Stephenie Meyer tried to insert into the story, Jacob still saw a baby and knew that at some point he would marry and get busy with that baby. And Edward and Bella were never very good at establishing reasonable boundaries, but for once in their lives they seemed to understand how messed up the whole situation was (and of course promptly got over it, but they get a sliver of credit for trying).
7 A Merciful End
From the very start of The Twilight Saga books and films it seemed like half of the people who wanted to talk about Twilight were doing so purely because they wanted to roast Twilight, and although Twilight definitely had its appealing aspects it's easy to see why so many professional and amateur critics were so put off by the series. And surely when The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 and Part 2 were released they all assumed that they'd be relieved that Twilight mania was finally over, but it seems more likely than not that even the haters missed Twilight when it was gone.
6 Wouldn't That Be Tough To Sneak In
One of the most fun things about resurrecting memes about movies, books or TV shows that came out years ago is being reminded of other very era-specific things like vuvuzelas. For those of you who don't remember this particularly interesting instrument, a vuvuzela is a type of horn that South African soccer fans love to blow during soccer matches.
It's definitely a culture-specific thing, but this quirk of South African culture was thrust on to the world's stage when South Africa hosted the 2010 FIFA World Cup and the entire planet was gifted with the opportunity to hear a wall of vuvuzelas in action.
5 A Vanilla Ending
We all need to give credit where credit is due here, because while The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 was a pretty soft ending to a generally soft series, the filmmakers still managed to make the finale of Breaking Dawn a whole lot more entertaining than the books. For anyone who didn't actually read the books, Alice's whole vision of the battle between the Cullens and the Volturi wasn't even in the book, the Volturi literally just show up for a showdown in Forks but ultimately they talk it out and the Volturi just skip town. So Breaking Dawn is truly a cinematic masterpiece in comparison to the source material.
4 Still More Violent Than The Movies
It was clear from the very start of The Twilight Saga that the story was always intended to be a love story with a backdrop of supernatural drama, but even Twi-hards were probably pretty surprised at how bloodless the entire series wound up being. That's not necessarily a criticism towards Twilight, but honestly what was even the point of including creatures like vampires and werewolves if things weren't going to get supernaturally messy at some point? This cat is more savage than pretty much every character in The Twilight Saga, which is kind of to be expected from cats but does go to show how light and fluffy Twilight really was.
3 He Owned The Movie
The whole Twilight Saga was a story that seemed to take itself very seriously, and in turn, all of the actors who performed in the movies took the material seriously as well. With one notable and fabulous exception.
Michael Sheen played the role of Aro, the leader of the Volturi, and clearly Sheen knew exactly the kind of campy material he was dealing with as well as exactly how to play it. Aro is such a bizarre, fun character that it almost feels like he belongs in an entirely different movie, but we're still thankful that Sheen gave everyone such a wonderful reprieve from the serious vibes.
2 Very Relatable
Although the conclusion of The Twilight Saga was what absolutely no one was expecting before Breaking Dawn was actually released, we do have to respect the fact that Stephenie Meyer apparently wanted to really go out in a blaze of glory. Yes, Breaking Dawn is certifiably insane, but at least it was considerably more eventful than the previous installments into the series. It was utterly baffling, and the filmmakers truly had their work cut out for them when it came to adapting this story from book to screen, but by some miracle they managed to cobble together a duology of movies that the audience could at least comprehend.
1 So Did We
It was certainly never going to happen, but it would have been amazing to see a more literal adaptation of Breaking Dawn if it was possible. Stephenie Meyer kept her writing very light and vanilla with one notable exception. Bella Swan's birth scene. That whole sequence in the book is something that you would have expected David Cronenberg to write, and it would have been spectacular to see that realized on screen in all of its body horror glory. Yes, it's The Twilight Saga, but it's also a book and movie series about vampires, it would have been great to see some real blood at least once.