So I went to see Eclipse yesterday.
First all what I want to say ;) and then the pictures...I really hadn't known what to expect. I have to apologize to the hardcore fans but I don't really like the book, it seemed to me that nothing happened there. Maybe it did, maybe it didn't, but I must say I liked the film a million times better because every little action was made so good that it didn't come across my mind during the whole movie that it should be boring.
I admit I'd had certain doubts about David Slade. But he made it all as good as possible (except for the love scenes, but let's talk about it later). What I think is that he did the best he could with the book and I mean it wasn't an easy job at all. Of course it's useful when there's not so much action in the book like for example in Harry Potter, because you can hold on it more and don't have to leave out so many things. But the director tried really hard so that people can't get bored.
He showed that he's really a master of vampires (30 Days of Night) and horror scenes. I really liked those where Victoria changed Riley or when Riley tried to control the newborn army. Fight scenes and the retrospective parts are also worth seeing.
What I liked less were the "peaceful" scenes (meaning scenes of love, family, school etc.). It was a bit stupid and awkward sometimes. I know it's caused mostly by Stephenie Meyer. Luckily, Slade made some improvements - for example he added the second Bella and Jacob's kiss. Oh, how I wish they could stay together! There's something really sick about the Bella-Edward relationship... but I still can't decide whether I'm Team Edward or Team Jacob. If it was only about the one single person, believe me, I'd be Team Jacob without any doubts. But for me it's about the consequences. I love the Cullens - all of them. I love Edward a bit less because he's too stubborn and he and Bella always only do what HE wants. But Esme as mother-in-law is an irresistible idea! ;) And I don't like the other werewolves much.
I think I might be a little bit weird but I really like how Jasper looks now. What do you think about it? On the contrary, I don't like how Alice is getting smoother and smoother. I loved her in Twilight... But altogether I must say all the vampires looked both beautiful and scary, which thing I can't say about the previous two films (in Twilight they looked beautiful and in New Moon just scary).
And I love how Bella looks - Kristen Stewart is quite pretty, but they made her look divine! I don't know how they can make her look even more beautiful when Bella is a vampire...
I'm absolutely in love with Emmett and Jacob and Charlie. But there's nothing to talk about.
I'm glad that at least some characters have reasons for their acting other than revenge or just being good and nice. Meaning Rosalie. Her story really touched me, she was one of my favourite characters since Twilight even if I didn't know why then. But there's something in her that makes you think she won't be just a proud Barbie.
And I was first really pissed off when I heard about Bryce Dallas Howard starring as Victoria instead of Rachelle Lefevre, but she did an amazing job! I was also pleased with Bree and Riley. I didn't think about them at all when I was reading the book but in the movie I really felt so sorry for them.
I'm sorry sorry sorry to say that again but Kristen Stewart ISN'T a good actress. My friend, who didn't read the book, got really angry at Bella, because she thought Bella didn't pity at all leaving Jacob because of Edward. In the book she did, but Kristen can't express it. My friend also noticed Bella being really sad and close to tears only when Edward said he wouldn't have sex with her until the wedding. And I had to explain a lot.
Altogether, I can't say I loved it, but it made a great impression on me. I was expecting something much much worse. Well done, it's thousand times better than New Moon!
My rating: 70 %
Summit Entertainment 2010
Twilight Saga: Eclipse
Director: David Slade
Screenplay: Melissa Rosenberg
Starring: Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Billy Burke, Nikki Reed, Jackson Rathbone, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ashley Greene, Kellan Lutz, Elizabeth Reaser, Peter Facinelli, Dakota Fanning, Xavier Samuel, Anna Kendrick, Christian Serratos, Justin Chon, Michael Welch, Jodelle Ferland, Booboo Stewart