10 Things I Learned at the Midnight Opening Show of Eclipse:
1 - Girls think Jacob is hot. Duh. (Edward shows up first, but the first abnormal decibels at my screening were for Jacob's smoldering - or was that pouty? - intro. scene in the parking lot.)
2 - Girls would rather date Edward. And marry him. (Jacob and Bella's kiss? The real one in the snow? No discernible reaction. The Edward proposal? Audible sighs, and at least 4.7 rounds of applause.)
3 - Dudes don't go with dudes to Eclipse at midnight on opening night. Or at any other time. Every dude in attendance (the 5 of them including me) was with a girl or a pack of girls. Or could claim it was for work.
4 - Dudes give other dudes (and other girls) the "O.K., you got me" look, right after they get the "Really? You're at Eclipse?" look.
5 - Eclipse is the best in The Twilight Saga movie series so far. It has more action, the actors have a better handle on their roles, and every CGI wolf is better rendered than those fake-looking beasties in New Moon.
6 - "Best" when describing the quality of a Twilight Saga movie is a relative term. This is not Toy Story 3. But it does top High School Musical 3.
7 - If you wait to buy tickets until opening day, you will be stuck in the second row. But if it's a theater with reserved seating, at least you know you're stuck in the second row, and can show up ten minutes beforehand, and avoid the screaming in the lobby.
8 - Anybody notice how the universes of Twilight and "True Blood" (the adults version of a vampire saga on HBO) keep expanding? More side characters, backstories, backstabbing and bloodsucking politics? In the case of Eclipse, that's a good thing. There's only so much mooning between Edward and Bella - "no, I love you more!" - a fully evolved human being can be expected to handle.
9 - Since I mentioned "True Blood," I will also now put in a shameless plug for the show and my pal Ryan Kwanten, who's thoroughly amazing on it as the dimwitted Jason Stackhouse. Did I mention "True Blood"? It's great. Buy HBO.
10 - It's 3:04am in the morning, June 30th. In conclusion, I've learned that the midnight opening show of Eclipse was also awesome because it is responsible for me posting the earliest update ever to the 100 days blog. That means I will now go to bed before midnight tonight. After I go to bed right now.
Ok, one last thing. If you do love The Twilight Saga, then there's nothing you won't love in this latest installment. I was serious when I said it's the best in the series to this point. It's darker, it has more action, and less cheese (although there's still plenty of cheese). Plus, it co-stars a guy named BooBoo. I'm not sure why that's prudent. But the fact that someone in this world is actually named BooBoo has to be mentioned. Alright. Good night.
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Agreed best movie yet, was actually enjoying it until last scene, Eternity without Edward wasn't an option, what the hell was that Bella speech all about????
Im sorry, the movie wasnt that great. YES, its the best of the movies/books thus far but I felt that the movie was written based on cliff notes, and the scenes were too short to process, even for one who hasnt read the book and not really sure whats going on. Maybe me reading 2 days before the movie came out, has something to do with my disecting of the movie, maybe not.
I agree with you, they cant capture book in movie, Im so glad I have the books to fall back on and read, LOVE the books, movies are not and will never come close to the greatness of the books!
The book is 629 pages long. The movie would have to be ridiculously long to capture everything. When you see a movie based on a book a lot of stuff is going to get cut out or merged together.
Thats just it...they tried to put almost everything in the movie that was in the book and it didnt flow well...it didnt look right! Books are always better then the movies. I love the first too, but this one, did not work!
It flowed perfectly come on people it was great they captured everything. What do you want?
i agree, people who love the books, stay with your freakin books, AND LEAVE THE MOVIE ALONE!!!, team jacob by the way, loved the movie, am seein it again and i'm reading the book too, suprisingly this movie mademe read the books, jajajajaaj
i agree, it wasnt all that...it was nice to see the Cullens again, and the action was good, but short. They ruined how strong the triangle was, and I hated the scene in the bedroom where she acts like she s so into the marriage thing...I think New Moon is the best one, and I think they should re do Twilight. The totally rushed Eclipse. I hope they do a better job next time.
You are a scholar and a gentleman Chuck. Talk about taking one for the team. Great call on the reserved 2nd row seats. At least you only had endure an additional 10 minutes of that circus before facing the firing squad! ;-) Good job buddy!
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