Reviews and Problems with The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
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The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (Combo Pack)
12 January 2011
Conclusion: I'm no fan of the 'Twilight' series (obvious, right?), and I have yet to be truly entertained by one of the films in it. That said, this one came awful close. A little more action, more time spent with the bad guys, and a lot less teenage yearning would have made this an enjoyable film. Instead, well, you know what you'll get here.
Excerpt: They get worse. No, seriously. Eclipse is the latest in a line of mind-numbingly stupid pieces of bottom-of-the-barrel entertainment designed specifically to market around a demographic that producers know would flock towards it. These are the worst types of fiction, completely misguided with no sense of logic or care for its own material, all for the sake of a three-way romance that becomes as contrived as ever in this third entry.
Conclusion: By the time The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn two-fer has come and gone in theaters and home video, there will probably be some hot new property that will effectively eliminate all traces of Twilight from the social consciousness and take the reigns as new king of the bestsellers-turned-blockbusters; Harry Potter 's hanging on thanks to the ongoing movie releases, but there's little doubt that that series, too, will diminish greatly in stature once the wizard has waved...
Excerpt: If Eclipse is the best of the three Twilight films to date � certainly better than the overlong and sluggish New Moon - that�s partly because the novel it is based on was better structured and paced than the previous ones in the series. I still think that Twilight, New Moon and Eclipse could happily be edited down into one 500- or 600-pager without losing anything vital, though.
Excerpt: Nothing much has changed in the Twilight universe and if there’s a problem with Eclipse that’s the biggest one. I’m told repeatedly by fans that the next movie gets really crazy, but for now we’re sort of stuck rehashing the same story we saw in the last movie. A depressed, awkward girl named Bella (Kristen Stewart) is in love with a vampire (Robert Pattinson). Her vampire feels terribly guilty about this and wishes she’d stop.
Excerpt: One of the primary problems with the Twilight franchise so far has been how seriously it took all its teen angst and fantasy elements, building two entire movies on Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart staring at each other, and presenting with a straight face vampires who sparkled in sunlight and had bright amber eyes.
Excerpt: With roughly 20 minutes of its two-hour running time devoted to characters doing something besides alternately moping and declaring their eternal love for each other, Eclipse stands as the most action-packed entry yet in the Twilight series. Unfortunately, the trade-off for a whiff of the excitement implied by a vampires-vs.