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Movie Review: Eclipse

Eclipse

Basic Premise
Bella Swan, Edward Cullen, and Jacob Black are back for this third installment of the Twilight saga. Bella is fighting multiple battles. One with Edward for him to change her. One with Jacob for him to see they can’t be more than friends. And one with Victoria and her army of vampires bent on seeing Bella dead. Jacob and Edward have to put aside their differences and jealousy to protect the woman they both love.

Review
If you liked the first two, then you’ll like the third. If you didn’t like the first two, why the hell would you waste money on the third? If you haven’t seen any of the movies, it’s not a good idea to start with the third.

This part of the saga didn’t require Kristen Stewart to do much in the way of emotional acting, which is a good thing because she can’t. Lots of angst and tense moments (she does those well) but no flights of passionate anger or happiness. I think the director realized her range is limited.

I also think they gave Robert Pattinson a bath this time since he didn’t look as oily as he usually does. Unlike Kristen, he was allowed to show some emotion this time around. It looked good on him.

Taylor Lautner does pissed off well. Good thing since that’s what he was through most of this movie.

I must say, this movie didn’t need to be two hours long. Or, they could have kept it two hours long and let us see some more of the secondary characters. We did get some back story on Rosalie and Jasper. That was nice and made them a little more endearing.

My fav parts of the movie will always be the wolves in full shift. They are so cute. I want one. Who wouldn’t love a canine whose shoulders reach yours? Oh, so that is just me then, huh? 😛

My other fav part was the training sequence. It’s the most action you get the whole movie. Emit finally gets more than a cameo. He’s a fun character. I wish they would give him a chance.

My least favorite part was the preaching. Go see the movie. You’ll see what I’m talking about. It’s obvious and heavy-handed. I guess I can’t complain too much since it’s a somewhat positive message but it’s still heavy-handed and not what I’m going to a paranormal movie to see.

Previews
Charlie St. Cloud – Nope.

Easy A – I so totally want to see this. I haven’t seen a high school genre movie with a premise this good in a long time. I will even see this in theaters, totally ignoring my needs-special-effects rule. 😀

Paranormal Activity 2 – Didn’t see the first. Sure as heck not going to see the second. Looks stupid as all get out. Also looks like it depends on jump reactions more than anything else.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows Part 1 & 2 – Nov 2010 and July 2011. Man they sure know how to drag something out. It’ll be nice to see the end. Not that I don’t like HP, I do. I just want to see the end. It’s the completionist in me.

Buried – Nope.

Piranha – I think I commented once on this already and I’m pretty sure I found it as stupid then as I do now. This is a total no.

Predators – Waiting for the magic.

Red – I talked about this in my random previews post. Totally going to see it.

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One thought on “Movie Review: Eclipse

  • Tahlia says:

    Sounds like a realistic review. The movies haven't lived up to the books which must be disappointing for Stephanie, and those of her fans who aren't so besotted with the whole thing that they forget to evaluate the movies intelligently.

    I'd be interested to know what you think of my new YA fantasy novel, 'Lethal Inheritance’.

    You can read ch1 at
    http://publishersearch.wordpress.com/lethal-inheritance/