Friday, July 2, 2010
Twilight Saga~ Eclipse!
Three words: best movie yet! I am so pleased with the making of the third book in the saga. I was worried that it wouldn't live up to my favorite of the four, but i shouldn't have been. I had a great viewing! I went with my partner in crime, Katie and ended up in the smaller of the two theaters with almost ALL ADULTS! No screaming, no giggling...okay a tiny bit...and no talking. I was amazed. I am not sure how we lucked out but I am greatful. A room full of chatty, squeeling girls can really ruin a movie.
I really thought the movie stuck close to the book. As close as they could for a two hour movie and staying PG-13. There were of course a few scenes that were different, either tweeked to help keep the movie flowing or added for entertainment value. I expected this. BUT, I thought this was the best adapted screen-writing so far. The actors did a great job in comparison to the first two, which I attribute to them becoming more comfortable both with their characters and in the media spotlight. They seemed more natural and unrestrained. I also enjoyed the tone that was set by the new director. David Slade was able to bring the romantic entanglement that is Bella, Edward and Jacob and mix it in very well with the action of the story and the character storyline flashbacks. I would of course, have liked to see the movie 2.5 hours instead to really fill in the transitions between scenes and be able to include more "character developement" time. But, that's the way it works I guess.
I was happy to see that they developed Bella's relationship with people a little more, and to see Rosalie and Jasper's stories/pasts unfold. And lastly, i was glad that they diverted a bit from the love triangle to show what was happening with the Newborn Army in Seattle instead of sticking with the story from Bella's point of veiw (which is how the book is!). I thought this diversion from the book was a solid choice and flowed well if you read the side novel called: The short second life of Bree Tanner. This little novella, that came out before the movie, was a side story following one of the younger "newborn" vampires created by Victoria (the villain) and was featured in Eclipse.
I am very happy with the film and can't wait to see it again!!!