Sunday, December 5, 2010

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010)

Director: David Slade. Cast: Same people from the last episode.

I'd heard the third episode was the best so far in the Twilight series. Wrong. It was as terrible as the last - or even worse. A typical quote from the movie, for you to judge:

"She doesn't love you. She loves me. She just doesn't want to admit it."

Or something of the sorts. Watching the final sequences, it suddenly dawned upon me why this franchise is so disappointing: I thought I was watching vampire movies. Surprise! These are cheesy teenage romance flicks. Plain and simple.

Mo says:


  1. You are correct, this is even worse than New Moon. In fact it was so bad I had to fast forward through large parts of it.
    I like vampire movies but have never been able to get excited about "good" vampires. The should be evil incarnate. My favourite representation of these blood drinking corpses remains Nosferatu. It still chills me to this day. I have it on DVD but it's great to see that the full movie is available on youtube:

  2. I fast forwarded the entire "Breaking Dawn: Part 1" in 20 minutes; and I still thought 20 minutes was a waste of time.

    I think you nailed it: The whole beauty of vampire movies is that they have great villains, while the Twilight movies shows them as heroes. The charm is completely lost.

    My favorite vampire movies so far have been Coppola's "Bram Stoker's Dracula" and Herzog's "Nosferatu". Sadly, I haven't seen Murnau's "Nosferatu" yet either, even though I have the DVD at home too!

  3. This whole "good" vampire nonsense has been going on for years now. I blame the Buffy TV series. There seems to be a whole industry dedicated to vampire romance. I have a few friends who love it though. I want to shake them and scream, "You are in love with dead things that want to drain your blood and make you a dead thing!" But I don't as I am sure there are movies I love that they think are dumb. I guess there really is no accounting for taste.

  4. Yep ... all a matter of taste.