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Movie Review: Twilight Saga: ECLIPSE … Love the Books, But The Movies Leave Me Wanting More…

14 Jul

Ok … I hate to say this but…Eclipse was just “okay.”

I love the Twilight series.

Wait, strike that. Let me rephrase: I love the Twilight BOOK series.

Also – I like Kristen Stewart. I like Taylor Lautner. I like Robert Pattinson. Conceivably, I SHOULD like the movies.

They just aren’t GOOD.

Don’t get me wrong: they entertain me. I will see every single one of them. I get goosebumps when I see the trailers for the next upcoming film.

However, that’s only because I’m in love with the romance, drama, and action of the BOOKS.

I also get caught up in the hooplah, the hype, and the whole pop culture phenomenon that IS the Twilight Saga.

It almost makes me forget how average – even below average – that the movies really are.

I do not know what is lacking, because, the books have it ALL. I mean, they are AMAZING. I always feel badly for people who have only seen the movies, and who have never read the entire book series, because, they are totally, 100% missing out on something magical.

The movies “should” rock. After seeing “Remember Me,” I learned that Robert Pattinson is actually an amazing actor. I can tell, too, that Kristen Stewart is also an amazingly gifted actress who truly cares about her craft, maybe more so than any of the others. Taylor Lautner, well, who cares if he can even act or not….look at him. (All kidding aside, he seems like a decent actor, as well.) And it isn’t like the movies aren’t making money, so, they have to have an awesome budget, right?

So — the ingredients are there – the books were genius, there are good actors on board, what seems to be a nice supporting cast (Anna Kendrick was nominated for an Oscar, right? And Peter Facinelli is a good actor, what gives?) – and there should be a big budget … so what is lacking?

Am I the only person that thinks this?

I thought that the 2nd movie, New Moon, was better than this one, though this one should have had a lot more romantic tension and action than what came through on screen. Something just always seems “lost in translation” to me. I said that after the FIRST  Twilight movie.

And one more thing:

ALL OF THE FIGHT SCENES IN THE TWILIGHT MOVIES ARE EXQUISITELY LAME. Come on! I get it, gotta keep a PG-13 rating for the kiddos, but CUT ME A BREAK. Super lame. Corny. Times TEN. No….times infinity!

Don’t get me wrong – there were some OMG amazingly romantic, butterfly-inducing moments in Eclipse. I’m still in love with Edward but crossed over to be borderline Team Jacob in this movie and found myself, on occasion, so wanting to BE Bella that it wasn’t even funny. I’m still a Twihard. I don’t mean to betray my kind. It’s just … I wanted it to be MORE than it was.

Maybe I’m just watching too much True Blood? Or has Vampire Diaries clouded my mind? Did I just hype it up too much in my head?

Thoughts?

Ok, I’m going to go read Midnight Sun now.  Please don’t send the Volturi after me.

*Hides from mobs of angry Twilight fans*

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Twilight Saga Author Stephenie Meyer To Release Supplemental Eclipse Novella in June: The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner

30 Mar

More good news for Twihards!

Stephenie Meyer, author of the best-selling pop-culture phenomenon the Twilight Saga, announced today that she’s releasing a supplemental novella called, “The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner.”

The book will be considered a “companion” piece to the Twilight saga, specifically, the Twilight: Eclipse film and will be available in bookstores June 5th, 2010, as well as online at www.BreeTanner.com.

When I heard about this book, I was a little more than confused. I had no idea who Bree Tanner was, and, I’m guessing that many of you do not have a clue, either.

It turns out that Bree Tanner appeared in the Eclipse novel, briefly, before being killed off 10 pages later. She was apparently one of the newborn vampires and was killed off in Victoria’s war against the Cullens and the Quiluete tribe. This novella will tell the story from her perspective. Stephenie Meyer always wondered what it would be like from the newborn vampire’s point of view. She started writing this while working on the Eclipse book and it was initially meant for, if anything, the Twilight Saga Official Guide.

In fact, Meyer never anticipated this book as being a stand-alone work…but, alas, here it is! You can buy it in bookstores in June, or read it for free online for a limited time. Here are two websites for further detail:

Author Stephenie Meyer’s Official “Short Second Life of Bree Tanner: An Eclipse Novella” Press Release: http://www.stepheniemeyer.com/pdf/tsslobt_pr.pdf

The Bree Tanner Cheat Sheet from MTV: http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1635045/20100330/index.jhtml

Twihards: Did you see the Twilight: Eclipse movie poster yet?

28 Mar

Twihards: Did you see the Twilight: Eclipse movie poster yet?


… “It all begins … with a choice.” …

June 30th, 2010 …

Watch the trailer, here: http://www.twilighteclipse.org/