The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse – Movie Review
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.
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse; Okay, let’s admit up front, I’m not the audience for this movie. On the other hand, I could see exactly why this movie has been a phenomenon. The first two movies together have made over $1 billion, yep that’s a billion, folks. And this one, I think by all accounts, is the best of the three. It’s got unrequited love, unconsummated passion, two guys fighting over one cute girl. I know Kristen Stewart has been the breakout star of this series but for my money, Robert Pattison is the one who can really act , and of course the cute Taylor Lautner who seems to have made shirtlessness a lifestyle. I mean, how can we not love these boys? The story, who cares about the story? Well, if you must know, we have werewolves and vampires and a girl who falls in love. Are these really strong metaphors? Yeah, if you’re grown up. If you’re a kid, it’s just about passion and boys fighting over you and not getting along with your dad and wanting to get out of high school. The scenery in this is phenomenal. So if you’re an adult taking your tween or teenager to this, you’re probably going to think it’s about a three. Great cheekbones, great hairdos, great looking kids. There are only a couple of adults and they all look like they’re barely old enough. They must have had kids when they were four. So there’s no offensive old people to divert from the scenery. It’s all young, gorgeous kids, with incredibly hip hairdos and incredibly hip costumes. Oh goth is back. Whatever. If you’re a kid, especially a teenage girl, they just wild for this, talking back and forth to the movie, helping Bella, who is Kristen Stewart, to make her decision between Edward and Jacob. Oh! The tragedy, the angst. As an adult, I would probably give it three stars. If I were a teenager, I would probably give it at least four and a half. So it’s not bad. It’s going to make scads of money and you might as well go to see at least what your kids are looking at these days.