The Twilight Saga: Eclipse

7 11 2010

The Twilight “saga” continues and thankfully is much better than the monstrously bad The Twilight Saga: Eclipse.The movie continues on the lopsided love triangle including a human,a werewolf and the vampire.{sigh}


It will be better if you see my earlier review of New Moon to know this edition’s plot.Because nothing has changed much.The romantic dilemma of Bella Swan[Kristen Stewart] continues.She is having a real bad time  choosing her mate for a life[real bad when she has to choose b/w a werewolf[Taylor Lautner] and a blood sucking vampire[Robert Pattinson]!].When Bella’s emotional tantrums are running haywire in Forks,Victoria is assembling a team of newborns in Seattle to avenge her mate’s death.As i said earlier there is nothing much in the plot to set it apart from the earlier film.


This movie has not been a torture like its previous installment has been.It could’ve done a lot better if it cut short its horrendously long running time[nearly 2 hours].The most of the movie takes place when the love triangle trio has conversations between them discussing their love lives.The dialogues are mostly amateurish and boring.The scenes where Jacob tries to butter up Bella into marrying look cheesy to say the least. Acting hasn’t improved much.Edward still does a bad job of acting like a puppy with blood-red eyes.There is scene where Bella and Edward are in a bed with some heavy emotional undercurrents in the dialogues,Bella tries hard to get the movie an R rating but “eligible bachelor” vampire urges her to keep up the PG-13 relationship.{How lame for a 109 year old Vampire}.The director and the scriptwriter has tried their best to rake in the pleasure hormone[dopamine] in hormone driven teenage mind.There are some forced kiss scenes which are deplorable.

A rare scene where Jacob doesn't show his six-pack!

I liked a scene in the movie which has a tinge of self parody.Edward mocks at Jacob with a dialogue”doesn’t he own a shirt”.Movie makes a terrible mistake by not explaining much about what happened in the earlier installment.For those people who havent seen the earlier installments may find it hard to make any sense .{Twilight Series can never match up to Harry Potter}.Even then Screenplay is better and direction is better but still acting is lame.


Twilight fans can safely watch the film.But others stay away if you have any other better movie options.

Rating-  [2/5]


The Twilight Saga: New Moon

23 03 2010

The Twilight Saga: New Moon is a 2009 American romantic fantasy film based on Stephenie Meyer’s 2006 novel New Moon. It is the second film in The Twilight Saga film series and is the sequel to 2008’s Twilight, which is also based on Meyer’s previous novel. Summit Entertainmentgreenlit the sequel in late November 2008, following the early success of Twilight. Directed by Chris Weitz, the film stars Kristen Stewart,Robert Pattinson, and Taylor Lautner, reprising their roles as Bella Swan, Edward Cullen, and Jacob Black.


After watching this movie[with much difficulty],I was in a big state of confusion.You might be thinking I am talking about script or stuffs like that.Yes,the script was a mess but the thing which troubled me most was the name itself.After i saw the movie i quickly checked up on the word “saga” in many online dictionaries and most of it said ‘saga’ is some sort of an epic.Frankly I didnt see much of a an epic while being tortured by this movie.

This movie’s predecessor “Twilight” was a far better movie with all necessary ingredients for a regular teenage group.Even though it was not a great movie it could be considered as a watchable fair.But this sequel is one of the worst ones I saw in its genre.I still don’t understand the need of many sequences in the film,especially the opening sequence which makes no sense at all.The movie is full of shots which has no relevance to the total setting of its predecessor.

Talking about the characters, the only thing which forced me to see the entire movie was Kristen Stewart,dont think its because of her acting[you know,what i mean!].I still wonder whether this is the same actor who did a wonderful job in Panic Room .Obviously many lovelorn teenage girls can relate to Bella sitting alone in bedroom,walking[sometimes sleeping] in forests that is said to be haunted by some cruel unknown beast!

Now coming our dear old Cedric Diggory , Pattinson recreates the same dull vampire.In the first film of the series pattinson and stewart share some chemistry but in this film they act like two strangers who is forced to act together.Maybe the presence of  a werewolf can affect your chemistry,here Taylor Lautner plays the werewolf who has nothing much to do in his life expect to walk bare chested around a love craving teenge girl.

As i explained the screenwriter creates a complete mess in the characterization,worst one is Bella’s father Charlie played by Billy Burke.Charlie’s concern for Bella is limited in his dialogues.Being a cop Charlie acts as if he has no  he has no responsibility in safety of his troubled teenage daughter by allowing her to wander along dangerous forests,jumping from cliffs etc

My Verdict

The people who created this movie should have at least tried to do their cgi parts better.The werewolf scenes are much less convincing when compared to its substance less characters.This movie might satisfy the love lorn teenage fans of Twilight Franchise.If you are not a Twilight buff watch this movie only if your second option is 100 hours of  sop opera.


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