The Twilight Saga: Eclipse

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Millions of screaming teenage girls have been waiting 7 long months for the third cinematic installment from Stephenie Meyer’s books entitled, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse. Bella Swan (Kristin Stewart) is graduating from high school and she is still torn between her friendship for a werewolf named Jacob Black (Taylor Lautner) and her love for a vampire named Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson). (Maybe Bella should expand her circle of friends.) Bella also has a decision to make: if she marries Edward does she want to stay mortal or become immortal and live with Edward for eternity? In the meantime, not many miles away in Seattle people begin disappearing and Edwards sister Alice (Ashley Greene) has a dream about what is happening. It seems a vampire named Victoria (Bryce Dallas Howard) is creating “New Borns” or newly turned vampires so she can destroy Bella in revenge for Edward killing her boyfriend James. Since New Borns are stronger than old vampires and Edwards brother Jasper (Jackson Rathbone) knows how to fight them so Edward and the rest of the Cullen family team up with Jacob and the werewolves even though they are natural enemies just to save Bella. (I can’t figure out the big attraction to Bella- is she that great at kissing?) While Riley (Xavier Samuel) – who is the first New Born and Victoria’s favorite – and the rest of the vampires are on the way to the battle, Bella is on a mountaintop kissing Edward and Jacob. (I know that sounds strange but I’m just recording the facts.) This isn’t one of your more intellectual films and in fact I think my I.Q. fell to double digits during my screening. I’m not sure if the problem with this movie is the script, acting, directing, or a combination of all three. All I know is that before the first movie ever opened, director David Slade said he wouldn’t collaborate on a Twilight movie. (Yes, money talks and he said he was only kidding.) Some of the dialogue is corny but with so much of the conversation in whispers and low tones I might as well have been deaf as well as blind. On the bright side the flashbacks that explained the origins of some of the characters were very well done and helped inform the non-Twilight fans. There were a couple funny one-liners and even though the beginning of the film was really slow, the pace picked up nicely and we were treated to an increase in the action. This is actually a decent film for the target audience (I’m not the target audience) and I’m giving it a C rating.

This movie has been given a PG13 rating by the MPAA

Although I am blind, I can appreciate a good movie as well as sighted individuals.
I rely more on a good story line than special effects.