Twilight Time

Okay! First off, let me share a little backstory with you. I haven’t really had any interest in seeing any of the Twilight films. Period. Just not my thing. But, I felt it my solemn duty to watch it (objectively, mind you) in order to stay true to my quest of helping the general public (that being YOU) with their choice of movies to watch. (see link in righthand border entitled “Who is The Scarletsp1der?”) In order to understand Twilight 3, TheScarletSp1der actually watched the first two back to back for the first time right before previewing Eclipse. I needed the background, and did so at great sacrifice….for you! haha, so….Enjoy! 🙂

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse is the 3rd movie in this very popular series. Here we find the characters Bella, Edward, and Jacob, and more on the big screen once again to fight for the preservation of Bella’s life. Bella, the accident-prone, anti-aging, love-struck heroine of the film is caught between a rock and a hard place in this film as she faces the following choices: Edward or Jacob, Become a vampire or not, Edward or Jacob, Get married or not, oh, and Edward or Jacob. The constant wishy/washy-ness and teasing of Bella is the most frustrating thing about her character. 

The movie is actually a lot more entertaining than I had expected. I am glad that it contains plenty more action scenes, good back stories, and better development of the characters’ relationships than the previous two. While I have heard that there is still quite a bit missing in comparison to the book, I found that the movie doesn’t leave THAT many unanswered questions. I think they did a good job, considering. I’ll admit, that the movie still does lose my attention during  a lot…most…well, almost all of the talking scenes between Bella, Edward, and Jacob. But, without these parts, the movie wouldn’t have any meaning at all.

A strong point to this film is the actor/character continuity. With the exception of the vampire Victoria (now played by the talented Bryce Dallas Howard), all of the characters are played by the original actors who did so in the first two. I love it when a series can keep that going. It makes the movie, fan base, and story that much stronger. One character in particular that stands out to me is Bella’s dad, Charlie (played by Billy Burke). His character, stoic to say the least, is probably the best in the entire series.

While I did tire of the teasing that Bella does with Jacob, and her accident-proneness, and the testosterone-filled highschool squabbling between Jacob and Edward, and all the things I avoid chick-flicks for..this series is drawn together more through this film. A lot more is explained about the history of the werewolves, the Cullens, and Bella’s family. I think that this is what many Twilight fans will be glad to see. While the movie (and almost EVERY book-based movie) doesn’t dive into all the detail as its novel counterpart does, it gives a teaser to make an interested viewer want to read the books to learn and discover more. In this, the director is exactly like the character Bella…teasing you and drawing you to what you cannot immediately obtain.

If you’re a Twilight fan, or, for some strange reason, a Kristen Stewart fan, then go see this film. For me, well, I saw it. I saw all 3 like it was one big movie. Definitely a fun way to do so. But, I won’t be rushing out to see it again any time soon. Not being a Twilight fan, I must say that this one is by far the best of the series up to this point. Better filming, better discourse, better character development and continuity, better action, and better story, (not too sure about the better acting), but overall….it’s pretty good, considering! 😉

Thanks for reading!

Enjoy if you wish…or don’t enjoy! Happy watching!

The Spider’s Score6 out of 10 stars “Twilight Saga: Eclipse”

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9 comments

  1. Hey T! I am pleasantly surprised by your Eclipse review! The fact that A. you watched the first two movies prior to the third one, and B. that you liked it so much, considering!!!! I am excited to see it but I think I will wait for all the crazy busy-ness to go down and see it next week or so. I like how you commented, “or, for some strange reason, a Kristen Stewart fan…” haha! Josh told me about your previous comment about Kristen Stewart. Thanks for the review!

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  2. Nice review T. I know I’m one of the ones that asked you to watch them and I appreciate it. I like reading you reviews and they are pretty spot on. My wife and I are pretty big twilight fans so we’ll be going to see it as soon as its showing at the theater here. Great review! Thanks!

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  3. YAY!!! Great review. My oldest daughter and I are pretty big Twilight fans. She can hardly wait to get to see it. This will be part of her birthday present in two weeks. I am hoping by then it wont be so crazy at the theater. Yay for mommie daughter dates.

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  4. You are very kind to the Twilight franchise 😉 Indeed this installment is the best movie of the 3 so far but at the end of the day, it’s still a pretty terrible film lol

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  5. I got suckered into watching the first one with you and it was terrible. I can’t believe you’ve watched them all now and yet you won’t watch all the Harry Potter movies.

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