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Twilight Saga Eclipse

Amidst the summer blockbusters, Eclipse, the third film of the immensely popular Twilight Saga made its debut last week. So putting aside all notions of the series and taking into consideration its primary audience of hormonally imbalanced teenagers I entered the cinema prepared to judge the movie fairly.

Now mind you I have read three of the four books and watched the first two movies so I had expectations for this film and on some levels you could say I was disappointed.

Story
In an attempt to cram every last bit of the book into a two-hour film, it seems the writers overlooked the fact that watching this all at once is a tad nerve racking. You’re never given a moment to think because there’s always something happening. Depending on your taste, this is either good or bad.

It may be good due to the fact that the movies are primarily for those whom have already read the books and are expecting every last bit in the film.

On the other hand if you’ve only ever watched the movies or are just jumping into the saga for this film (which I strongly urge against) you may not be happy with all the story being thrown your way at once and it’s possible you’ll be lost at times.

Choreography & CG Animation
I’m not going to lie the action sequences were intense. It took a good portion of the film to build up for the finale but it was well worth the wait for an incredible battle that easily made it’s way on my top ten.

Now it wasn’t necessarily the battle itself that was so amazing but more so it was the delivery. The sound effects, animations, choreography, and editing were perfected leaving you with an ultra-realistic battle royale. I could go on about it but it really has to be seen to be appreciated so I’d advise you to check it out when you have the chance.

Soundtrack & Score
The soundtrack and score of the Twilight Saga films have always matched their corresponding feature perfectly and Eclipse is no exception. I was only disappointed that Muse’s track recorded solely for the movie was probably played for about ten seconds and in the background no less. To whomever chose the music sequence for the movie, have some respect for Muse.

So to sum it all up, I liked the movie, I expected more but that doesn’t mean it wasn’t good. They were high expectations to be honest and because of them I probably didn’t enjoy the movie to its fullest extent which is why I’ll be checking it out again. I’d recommend it anyone, there’s actually a more than decent film behind all the ridiculous criticism the franchise gets for its portrayal of vampires and overload on romance, but that’s what this series is about so I don’t see any reason in pointing out the obvious. So if you’re going to hate on the franchise at least give it a chance, don’t just senselessly follow the crowd.

8/10

Reposted from: TechVoo

Written by Ryan Lalonde

4 Comments

  1. Bran Rainey · November 23, 2010

    I actually read all the Twilight books. The first is strange and kind of entertaining, the second is hilarious, the third is boring, and the fourth is the punchline. It was worth my time. 😛

  2. 9.9 · September 5, 2010

    man stop trying to use “whom” until you know how

  3. AdamOfNebb · August 22, 2010

    Nice review, though I know I’m not going to go watch it. The first movie was legitimately terrible, turned me off from the whole thing.

    But I’d like to address your comment about Muse; “they’re literally the last band left on Earth that still writes good music.”
    Muse is great. But there is still fantastic music being written Ryan. For example, the new album by Stars is amazing. I know that’s not what I should be leaving a comment about, but come on, that’s just plain wrong.

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