Twilight Lexicon Review ‘Eclipse’
As most of you know, a special screening of The Twilight Saga: Eclipse was shown to Oprah’s audience members on Tuesday May 4, 2010. I was able to attend the screening. I don’t want to spoil too much, so I hope to make this review as spoiler free as possible. Now if you are trying to stay 100% spoiler free stop reading here, but if you want more, read on .
So that being said, what we DID see was 100% of the storyline. Let me reassure those of you who still doubt the romance of the film that it is there. It is so totally there! Every kiss you expect to see is there. Every moment of longing and confusion is there. From marriage proposals to leg hitches, it’s all there… and then some. The chemistry is hotter than ever. No need to worry about this side of the film.
Wolf pack fans, you get a treat, too. The scene that comes from chapter 11 of Eclipse (Legends) is very well done. Even though the CG on the wolves wasn’t finished, I felt there was more emotion and characterization in the wolves this time around than in New Moon. The new additions to the pack are played exactly as you expect. The crowd gave a sweet “awwww” when we first met Seth in the film. Booboo Stewart is so spot on Seth that you can’ t help but smile at him. Julia Jones is as bitter and edgy as Leah should be.
But I think the thing everyone will be talking about when they walk out of the theatre is the action. Action, action, action! Vampires being vampires and werewolves being werewolves. The action in the film rocks! It’s fast paced and intense. Yes, there is blood and the vampires die on film exactly as described in the books. Some of it will make you say “ewwww,” but then if you’ve read the book you know how certain characters go out in the end.