9 Reasons the 'Twilight' Saga Haters Should Watch the Facebook Short Films

In case you haven't heard, Stephenie Meyer is back to shake up the Twilight fandom once more. No, she's not publishing another Twilight book. As it turns out, she has been more into films and filmmaking in the years since the popular book series came out. In fact, Meyer will be part of a panel to select five female filmmakers to make five Twilight short films for Facebook, with the guidance and approval of herself and Lionsgate. So Twilight is back, but not really. Of course, if you're like me, then this news is of very little interest to you because, well, Twilight was so horrible that you consider yourself an anti-fan.

What is an anti-fan, you might ask? An anti-fan is someone who hates a work so much that hating the work is practically given the same amount of passion and attention as being a true fan of it would be. For example, I've read three and a half of the Twilight books and seen two and a half of the films — so I can hold a comprehensive conversation of Twilight with any fan or non-fan about exactly what I hate. However, even speaking as a Twilight anti-fan, there are a lot of good reasons why these short films might be worth checking out. In fact, there's a reason for nearly every complaint.

If you hated the anti feminist messages...

Watch the Films For: The fact that they are being directed and produced by female filmmakers chosen by a female panel who are probably paying attention to the representation of the female perspective. The entire project is a hugely feminist one and the misogynist messages in Twilight shouldn't affect your viewership of these short films, unless they end up being misogynist was well.

If you hated the love triangle...

Watch the Films For: The hope that a short film isn't enough time to develop a complicated love triangle like the one between Edward Cullen, Bella Swan, and Jacob Black. Plus, Meyer is likely done telling stories from their perspective so there's a good chance they might not factor into the short films much at all.

If you hated Bella Swan....

Watch the Films For: The likelihood that all the short films will focus on other characters who didn't get much spotlight since Twilight was told from Bella's point of view. We don't need a short film telling us about Bella and the numerous times she nearly passed out from being in close proximity to Edward's angelic perfection, okay?

If you hated Edward Cullen or Jacob Black...

Watch the Films For: See above. With the additional fact that we don't know if Meyer and Lionsgate could get Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner to cameo for the project.

If you hated the lack of action scenes...

Watch the Films For: The hope that at least one of them might focus on telling what really happened during one of the many missed opportunities for Twilight to have a good action scene. Why? "The Storytellers — New Creative Voices of The Twilight Saga" will be expanding the film series and between Bella passing out during the fight with James and the fight with the Volturi turning out to be Alice's vision all along, there's a lot to explore there.

If you hated the ending....

Watch the Films For: The hope that Meyer will let the filmmakers turn these films into visual fanfictions and change everything about Breaking Dawn for us.

If you hated the way Bella ignored her friends...

Watch the Films For: The good news that one or all of them might end up becoming the main character of one of the short films. Of course, the bad news is one or all of them probably still won't be able to talk about anything other than Bella and what Bella is doing.

If you hated the lack of spotlight on the Volturi/the other Cullens/the wolves/etc...

Watch the Films For: The hope that Dakota Fanning's Jane might get an entire short film to herself. Fingers crossed, prayer out into the universe, please someone make this happen.

If you hated the romance...

Watch the Films For: I got nothing. This is Twilight. What did you expect when you put that film on?

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