Jul 5, 2010

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, 2010

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, 2010
Director: David Slade
Cast: Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner

Stage: Local theatre, ten in the morning (the crowd is away at that time :)

Eclipse in short: As a string of mysterious killings grips Seattle, Bella, whose high school graduation is fast approaching, is forced to choose between her love for vampire Edward and her friendship with werewolf Jacob

Preps: I needed to see the movie version of the book I admired while reading - one of the greatest ones for young people. Also from marketing point of view it made the cast famous with the velocity of the torpedo, and well recognized all around the world (and cherished, also). I have a great friend that is a fan of the genre, therefore a good selection for a saturday morning for her and also me.

Reality: I absolutely admire special effects of the movie and the honest following of the script (or the book for that matter). If you expect to see a good vampire movie, forget about it. Nothing dark, nothing bloody, nothing that could live up to expectations of someone waiting for a good vampire blood on the stage.

However, it's a great love story or let's be honest, a great way of putting a love triangle topic in front of the movie. Combine it with beautiful scenery, a lot of romantic things a young couple says to each other and some action in shape of the battle between bad vampires and not so bad vampires (funny, they are all supposed to be bad, despite this fact this saga makes you believe there can be even good ones). Well, if you took all of these facts into consideration, then you have a box office hit. The actors are surprisingly shaped (the make-up, the clothing, the surroundings - scenery). The cast is the same as in the first two parts, however this time the director decided to put also the "beauty" of a werewolf upfront to make Edward more vulnerable.

The idea of a love that lasts a lifetime (or eternity in this case) is romantic and for this reason I truly believe it to be the fundament of the teen obsession with this saga. Bringing out the values that were once cherished (being a virgin while getting married, the point of the marriage), well, it's worth an applause, even though the teens for sure won't take this too serious. But it gives this movie a special edge and an added value.

One of my personal favourites:
Isabella Swan, I promise to love you every moment of forever. (Edward when proposing to Bella)

My personal rating: 6,5 (in this genre (vampire movie), it's a bad one. But if you want a romantic comedy with some action and some belief in forces that cannot exist, go and see it. It will be worth your time. Hence, the bigger rating.)

Eclipse on IMDB

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