AI Ranked Twilight Movies by Cringe Factor, And We Can't Argue With It
Whether you agree or disagree with this ranking, one thing's for sure: the Twilight Saga has given us plenty of moments that make us cringe.
The Twilight Saga is an experience in and of itself, a series that has captivated and confused audiences in equal measure. Whether you're Team Edward or Team Jacob, one thing's for sure: these movies have their fair share of cringe-worthy moments. But what if we told you that we used AI to rank the Twilight movies by their cringe factor? We're diving back into the world of artificial intelligence to bring you a ranking that's as fascinating as it is perplexing.
How Does This AI Magic Work?
Let's break it down. Imagine your brain is like a smartphone. You've got different apps for different things – like one for remembering your friend's birthdays, another for solving math problems, and so on. AI is like a super-smart app that can do a bunch of things at once. It's like having Siri, but way smarter and with a lot more data to work with.
This particular AI was trained to understand human language. Think of it like a really good listener. It can read what you write, understand what you're saying, and even come up with its own ideas. It's like having a conversation with someone who's read a ton of books and articles.
The Ranking Methodology
So how did we get this AI to rank the Twilight movies by cringe factor? Well, we fed it a bunch of data – like movie reviews, fan opinions, and even the scripts themselves. Then we asked it to analyze all that information and give us a ranking based on how cringe-worthy each movie is. We're not entirely sure what criteria it used – maybe the number of awkward pauses, cheesy lines, or melodramatic stares – but the results are definitely interesting. Let's just say, you'll feel the strong inclination to agree with this ranking.
Editor's Note: please mind the fact that this ranking is essentially AI-based and might be biased in some way.
We'll start with the movies that are least cringe-worthy and work our way up to the cringe champions.
6. "Twilight" (2008)
Surprisingly, the original "Twilight" movie ranks the lowest on the cringe scale according to our AI. Maybe it's the novelty of the story, or perhaps it's the less-than-stellar special effects that make it endearing in a way. Sure, it has its moments – like the infamous "You better hold on tight, spider monkey" line – but overall, it seems to be the least cringe-inducing of the bunch, and we wholeheartedly agree. The first installment gave us "Supermassive Black Hole" by Muse and that iconic baseball scene, so we can't complain.
5. "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" (2010)
Coming in second place is "Eclipse." This installment has its fair share of eye-rolling moments, like the tent scene where Jacob warms up Bella while Edward watches. However, it also has some redeeming qualities, like the action-packed battle against the newborn vampires, which might have balanced out the cringe for our AI.
4. "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2" (2012)
The final installment of the saga, "Breaking Dawn – Part 2," lands in the middle of our list. While it has its moments of absurdity – like the CGI baby and the "twist" ending that turns out to be a vision – it also delivers on action and resolution, tying up loose ends in a way that's satisfying for fans. Michael Sheen alone carries this installment on his shoulders and does a splendid job.
3. "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" (2009)
"New Moon" is that movie where Edward leaves Bella and she falls into a deep depression, only to find solace in her friendship with Jacob. The cringe factor here is high, especially with scenes like Bella screaming in her sleep (who can forget that cursed sound, right?) and the infamous "paper cut" incident at her birthday party. Also, there's that awkwardness of Jacob's sudden transformation into a werewolf and the tension it creates. All these elements combine to make "New Moon" a cringe fest that's hard to ignore.
2. "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1" (2011)
Taking the second spot on our cringe podium is "Breaking Dawn – Part 1." Where do we even start? The awkward wedding speeches (why oh why did they make slightly disheveled Renée sing a lullaby)? The even more awkward honeymoon? Or perhaps the incredibly cringe-worthy birth scene? This movie is a never-ending series of moments that make you want to look away (sometimes in sheer horror) but also keep you glued to the screen. The AI probably had a field day analyzing scenes like Edward trying to chew the baby out of Bella, or Jacob imprinting on a newborn.
1. "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1: Extended Edition" (2012)
The extended edition of "Breaking Dawn – Part 1" takes the cake for the most cringe-worthy Twilight movie according to our AI. It's like the original, but with extra scenes (it's roughly 7 minutes of new footage) that amplify the cringe to new heights. Whether it's extended dialogue that adds nothing but more awkward pauses, or additional moments that make you question the laws of vampire biology, this version goes above and beyond in delivering cringe.