Twilight Eclipse: Not As Bad As You Think

Chelsea Fisher :: Friday, July 2nd, 2010 2:15 pm

Luckily they waited a year after New Moon to release Twilight Eclipse because I had vowed not to waste my money on another Twilight movie again—but lo and behold I still ended up going, and I’m not ashamed to say it was seriously enjoyable. Now, if you are a highly-invested Twilight fan, with teen beat pictures of Taylor and Rob on your walls, you may want to stop reading because I’m not invested in the series at all. I pretty much retained nothing from the previous two films, and I never read the books. But, this enabled me to go in with an open, mind knowing that, at the very least, I’d get to see vampires and some abs.

David Slate’s influence on the film was apparent. He’s previously directed such gems as Hard Candy and 30 Days of Night. 30 Days of Night, for instance, was a horrible idea in theory, but he ran with it in all its gory and dark splendor and made it fun. He succeeded in a similar way with Eclipse. The fight scenes and vampire werewolf suspense were well balanced with the humor and sentiment necessary for the teeny bopper aspect of the movie. For instance, in a very suspenseful moment during a blizzard, Jacob is forced to keep Bella warm. He looks at Edward and says, “Come on, we both know I’m hotter than you are.” Get it, because vampires are cold blooded and Jacob is a werewolf ha ha LOL.

I learned absolutely no life lessons from this movie, and I’m okay with that. What I did learn is that vampires are stronger as new borns, Dakota Fanning is even cooler than I thought she was, and I’m totally on team Edward, a decision I was leaning towards, but unsure of until now.

There were moments of sentiment, laughter (intended and unintended,) and it was visually pleasing, both because of the landscape and the people. So go on and see for yourself, be unashamed to decide which team you’re on. Even Kristin Stewart is slightly less boring this time around. I strongly believe that you’ll be teased and pleased.