Greetings from Spockgirl Musings, where logic rules, but the frailties of
human nature, genetic inadequacies and hormonal imbalances wreak havoc.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Eclipse

Movie Review:

This is the third movie in the Twilight saga. I had held off watching it for some reason, but a couple days ago I noticed that it was a two day rental so I went for it. Needless to say, I didn't bother keeping it for two days, nor did I watch the Special Features on Disc 2. Why? Be prepared. My answer is rather harsh.

Dumb. Worse than the second one. If it was made for the tween and teen demographic, it may have done them an injustice. What the second one had in the department of overacting teenage angst emo crap, this one just went in the total opposite direction. As in flat. Certainly the second movie had more elements than the first and this had more than the second. It also tried a little harder to expand on a couple of the characters' storylines, but these little additions now make me wonder if the "saga" would have been better served as a television series instead of feature films. One scene that sums up the dumbness of this movie is the one set in the mountains where Bella has been sequestered for her protection in a tent with Edward and during the night our heroine goes hypothermic.. Of course Edward being himself dead, can provide no warmth, but.... voila... Jacob, as a hot-blooded, living werewolf, can....  which produces some sappy but obvious deductive reasoning on Edward's part, as well as the line "I'm hotter than you." (Yes, I laughed.) But then... the next morning, they are up and about and Bella is outside in the freezing cold with just her regular clothes on...  Someone said to me, but that's what teenagers do...   Uh... yeah, sure, but it's still dumb. I have to add... especially in the unreality version of dumbness.

To be fair, I have seen some bad vampire movies, but this just came across as a movie that happened to have some youngling vampires and werewolves in it. Not much bark, not much bite. Granted, I like the idea of the vampire/ werewolf backstory in itself, and the film does have a lot happening in it. However, it wasn't a good sign when at a certain point I said to myself... this seems to be a really long movie, and it ended up being twenty or so minutes longer....  I don't know... maybe I just need more substance... something I can sink my teeth into.

Wow... this might be the most biting review I've ever done. I must add that this is one of those movies that I think perhaps I should watch again just to see if it wasn't as bad as I thought it was the first time.

4 comments:

Paul S said...

I think I'll be avoiding this one!
I like your post though and you're right most movies nowadays seem to be aimed at the teen market....or maybe it's me whose getting old:)

Spockgirl said...

Paul:
I think you should watch it just for the heck of it, especially if you did see the first OR second one. I'm curious to know if anyone else gets the same impression as I did.

T1G said...

Struggled through the first movie, haven't even thought to watch the others.

I prefers me the Underworld...

Spockgirl said...

T1G:
Yeah... I figured you'd be more of an Underwear fan. Um... Underworld. Me also.