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[Longhorn Review] The Twilight Saga: Eclipse. The Movie (2010)

Material Type: All, Books — Tags: David Slade, Eclipse, Twilight — Posted on May 2, 2011, 3:47 pm

By: Slade, David

“The Twilight Saga” that made people fall in love with it’s intriguing characters
and made teen (and grown women’s) hearts melt over the compelling love story between
a vampire and an ordinary girl is back with its latest edition, “Eclipse.” This is
the best movie of the series yet, packed with action and an interesting love
triangle that will keep you on your toes. Whether you are Team Edward, like me, or
Team Jacob you are sure to be satisfied or possibly even a little frustrated at
times.

Being that Vampires are now a genre all their own, “Twilight,” compared to TV
shows such as “The Vampire Diaries” and “True Blood,” is the most popular vampire
film out there right now, and I can see why. There is something about the
supernatural and realistic combination that has women drooling over this series,
especially in this third installment. The intriguing love triangle between Bella
(Kristen Stewart), Edward (Robert Pattinson), and Jacob (Taylor Lautner) really
begins to heat up. Bella has her mind made up on being turned into a vampire so she
can be eternally attached to Edward, but Jacob pleads that she “wouldn’t have to
change for him.” Jacob ditches the long locks and beefs up for his part in this
edition. Accompanied by his motorcycle, Jacob’s newfound ethos comes across as cocky
but has teen viewers gawking. However, his relentless and forceful pleading to Bella
gets to be annoying and frustrating after a while.

The introduction of a new vampire clan (newborns) adds some intensity to the movie and will keep you on the edge of
your seat. It is suspected that Victoria is the one who created the clan in order to
kill Bella to get revenge on Edward for killing her mate. The Cullen’s and the
werewolves must come together to battle the newborns in order to protect Bella. This
puts an unexpected twist in the plot since vampires and werewolves are natural born
enemies. The fight scene was a little weak and short considering how much the
Cullen’s and werewolves prepared for battle and how anticipated it was meant to be.
I found it to be somewhat disappointing. However the special effects were epic and
the camera angle made it seem as though you were caught in the middle of the battle.

Under the direction of David Slade, this film has had a tremendous growth from the
previous ones. The acting is better than the previous films and the actors have also
grown into their characters better. As a Twi-Hard, it’s hard to find a reason why
anyone would dislike this movie.

Slade, David, dir. The Twilight Saga: Eclipse. Rosenberg Melissa. 2010. Film

Reviewer: Gianna SanGennaro

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