Guest post by Andi Fisher. Andi blogs at Misadventures with Andi covering all things travel related with a large sprinkling of France and French culture. She is a huge movie buff and a voracious bookworm.
Eclipse is the third installment of the Twilight series books and movies. It continues the story where once again Bella is in mortal danger of Victoria’s revenge and Jacob and Edward have to form an alliance in addition to all the other Cullens and the wolf pack to save her. As this is going on Jacob continues to try to win Bella away from Edward. Bella loves Edward, but is drawn to Jacob as well and the movie portrays her struggle with loving two guys (I was going to say men, but is just doesn’t fit!).
When it comes to the Twilight book, Eclipse is my favorite. I love the intense love triangle that plays out between Edward, Jacob and Bella. I’d like it more if the characters were in their thirties or forties as opposed to their teens. I enjoyed the movie, but I found myself a little embarrassed from time to time with the amount of angst in people so young. Still, the film is well done.
Coming into it, I thought that the original low-budget Twilight film was better than the bigger production New Moon. I wanted to kill Kristen Stewart on several occasions during New Moon, something I did not feel as strongly as when I read the books. Eclipse was enjoyable and I was glad I saw it. The filming and acting were improved. I saw it in IMAX so the Pacific Northwest scenery was just gorgeous. Although I could have passed on seeing the bad wigs that all the Cullens (except for Edward) wore. The film did a good job of encapsulating the feeling of the book.
News in the past couple of weeks on Breaking Dawn suggest that it will be split into two movies (makes sense, it is really long and does have a natural break in it that would easily facilitate the making of two separate films) as well as possibly being filmed in 3D (why??). Until such time I recommend checking out Eclipse, but maybe not with your guy.
My husband watched Twilight on DVD with me and liked it, he enjoyed New Moon when we saw it at the theater, but I pushed my luck with this one. Eclipse is not very action oriented (to keep a man interested) and focuses more on the love triangle making it so much more a chick flick than the others. My suggestion is leave the husband/boyfriend at home and see it with your girlfriends!