I finally saw Twilight: Eclipse and I agree with New York Times columnist A.O. Scott that it’s “robustly entertaining film than either of its predecessors.” It’s the best movie of the saga because has more action, more romance, more angst and more abs (courtesy of Taylor Lautner).
There’s something about the story, the characters, the folklore that connects with thousands of females, young and old. The tween girls love the handsome leads and perhaps it awakens something fierce in older women stirring memories of young love.
Critics can tear apart the series for its lackluster moments, but all the Twilight bashing can’t stop fans from waiting in line for a midnight screening.
So what is it about the books, the movies, that make it box-office hit? The fact that it can cause an indie singer to shoot a music video for a song inspired by Bella and Edward’s story sums it up nicely.
When these type of cinematic wildfires come along you can analyze them all you want and people still won’t get it. All I know is that I like the Twilight Saga, and I’m okay with that.
This is a guest post by fellow, Filmgirl Force blogger, Karen who writes for ReelArtsy and equally enjoys French New Wave, rom-coms and action flicks.