I was one of the crazies sitting in a movie theater for hours watching two movies I have seen several times in anticipation of the release of the third!
It was fun!
And surprisingly, the crowd was well behaved. Though it was weird. They openly laughed at things that weren't so funny many times. Very Weird.
ANYWAY, at 11:59pm the previews began. If you are a Harry Potter fan, you got to see the trailer to the TWO movies that are coming out November 2010 and I think it was March 2011... I was never really into those, and have only seen the first movie-but they DO look visually stunning.
OK, on to Eclipse.
The trailers show WAY too much of the movie. That said I was still delighted.
-It moved FAST! I am not sure if it moved TOO fast or not. I have read the books, so I knew all the filler info.. I am not sure if there was too much assumed for someone to follow if they have only seen the other two movies and not read the books. That would be the dudes. But then, they are only sitting there waiting for the fight scenes anyway...-The romance was fabulous, but the scenes were again, more for someone with ADD. Do we have to make EVERYTHING for those with ADD?? :) It isn't bad enough that music videos are forever lost to those who can't follow a 3 minute story??? :) I loved every romantic scene, and could have EASILY, even after hours of build up watching the other two movies prior, "scene" more!!
-Victoria was HORRIBLE! With all the money this franchise must have, they couldn't come up with a better wig?? Really? She SHOULD have looked as close to Rachelle "what's her name" as possible!
She (1st Victoria) screwed up, really. But for the stories sake, 2nd Victoria should have been more of a look alike. Bryce was too "soft" looking. They should have found a way to work it out with Rachelle... it was too distracting, her wig and looks.
-Speaking of hair. Jasper's hair was different. Why? And Alice's hair too (though much like it was in New Moon). I STILL miss the way they did her hair in the first movie. It was SO her personality! Rosalie's hair was different this time, and SO much better! That was my biggest complaint from the first two movies. Rosalie did NOT match the books description. The changes to it in this movie made her appear more "stunning" and less "fake" than the last two movies. But the hair changes were a bit odd as far as flow is concern.
-The wolf pack add-ons (Leah and Seth) were SPOT ON!
**SKIP THE NEXT PARAGRAPH IF YOU HAVEN'T READ THE BOOK! Could be a spoiler!
-The kiss... (Wolfman and girl) Uhm, stunning! I'm Team Edward ALL THE WAY, but there is no not appreciating the scene... hate to admit. Though I was waiting for the "flash" of the scene written about in the book-of them together... and it didn't happen.
-The scenery was SPOT ON and STUNNING. (Where the tent scene was-almost EXACTLY as my mind read/saw it!) The only thing is, I wish they would have used the same open field as the baseball scene from the first book... WHY is it that they couldn't use the same field (wasn't it in the books that way??) Really? I don't get that. And on that note...
-WHY couldn't they have used the same house as in Twilight? I remember reading someplace it was because of it not being right for production or something. ??? But it is annoying to me that they change the orientation of Bella's room, and windows, and location to the front, and the amount of trees, and how close to the house, and garage or no garage... Weird. I'm just stayin'.
-The tent scene... ahhhhh the tent scene. It was very good. Even if not all it was read to be. Edward's anguish was not as intense because of the scene being somewhat rushed, but honestly, as good as the romance was, it was obvious it was shot by a director that was more into the action than the romance. They did it justice, but again, it could have been given a few more minutes of tortured anguish in my humble opinion. Again, most of the romance was good but a bit rushed. (Like the scene in bed below-more please. Does that sound naughty?)
-I really missed the scene from the book where Edward was waiting on the road and come up behind her right when she came over the treaty lines. That was Eclipse, right? I missed the pent up anguish he endured when she was back and forth from being with Jacob. Though the scene where she punches Jacob and Edward is P.O'd suited me. :)
-I also miss the line where he says he may be immortal but he is a man too... (referring to her thinking maybe he doesn't "want" her.) The way he said it was so sweet but honest in the book. I was hoping to hear it in the movie.
-The bits of well placed humor was wonderful! Way to go! Speaking of the tent scene... there was one line that it will be hard NOT to giggle at! Too funny! (I'm not spoiling it. :) )
-The ending. It reminds me of the LONG wait to movie 4 & 5. (Because the last I heard they are doing the last book in two movies.) I REALLY hope they do what they did for Harry Potter. They shoot it at once, then separate them only by 4-6 months. THAT would be good planning.
I give it 4 1/2 out of 5 stars... IF you have read the books. I DO think they did a good job of keep in things that you would think they might not have time for-like the side stories (Rosalie, Jasper, and the Native American's council fire meeting.) I think it did the series justice. There are things I would chance each movie (cuz I too am opinionated.) But over all, I think they did a good job continuing the story... but the next director-DON'T rush the love! :) PLEASE!
PS-Bella's wig was FINE! I didn't even remember it was a wig until the end. NOTHING like the red nightmare that Victoria donned! :)
Hope you enjoyed my review!