Twilight Saga: Eclipse Review
Written by: Suspiria_89
Unlike most horror fans, I don’t despise the Twilight Saga. I’ve been a fan ever since I first read the books, and as soon as a new Twilight movie comes to theaters I watch them. The movies aren’t without flaws but for the most part there good for what there made for. And that is it to entertain. Eclipse, like the rest of the series, does just that.
Plot: Bella once again finds herself surrounded by danger as Seattle is ravaged by a string of mysterious killings and a malicious vampire continues her quest for revenge. In the midst of it all, she is forced to choose between her love for Edward and her friendship with Jacob -- knowing that her decision has the potential to ignite the struggle between vampire and werewolf. With her graduation quickly approaching, Bella is confronted with the most important decision of her life.
I will start off by saying that Director David Slade(a name that should be familiar to all horror fans) did a fantastic job. Like Slade’s other movies, Eclipse is for the most part a well made solid thriller and the most entertaining Twilight movie so far. It’s darker and little more sensual than the other two Twilight movies. This is what in my opinion makes it stand apart from it’s predecessors. Because it is darker you can take it a little more seriously. But unfortunately this is sometimes hard to do due to some not so convincing acting. I wouldn’t necessarily say that the acting was bad, the main problem is that there just isn’t much chemistry between the characters. Especially between Edward and Bella. This becomes a problem during the more serious and romantic scenes. It’s also hard to take some of the scenes involving Jacob seriously since Taylor Lautner is about as intimidating as a puppy. But aside from those few problems the acting was acceptable.
As you all know, I’m a slasher fanatic and a gore hound. So I’m usually disappointed when I go and see a movie that I’m expecting to be violent but ends up not being. But when I go to see a movie such as Eclipse, I’m not expecting it to be gory or violent. The main reason I’m going to watch the movie is for the story. But to my surprise, Eclipse was quite violent and it did have a good bit of bloodless gore. We see several faces get punched in, a couple of decapitations and a few scenes involving limb dismemberment. Now I know the words “Bloodless gore” don’t make much sense when said together. But if you read the books you will understand why there is no blood. As far as special effects go, they were mostly good in Eclipse. Escpecially during the fight sequences. I will say that some of the scenes involving the Werewolves weren’t very impressive but I’ve seen much worse. And like I have already said, Eclipse is very entertaining. I was never once bored and it seemed the movie didn’t last long at all even though it has a somewhat long running time lasting around two hours and four minutes long. But I will admit that if you haven’t read the all of the books you might scratch your head at a couple of scenes.
Although a bit cheesy and unconvincing at times, Eclipse is still an overall good movie. I’m not expecting many people on this site to rush out and see it, but if you do, go into the movie without a preconceived opinion and swallow your pride, and you just might enjoy it. Although most of you would never admit it, I will admit that I personally enjoyed the hell out of Eclipse.