DVD Review: Eclipse

Eclipse is my favorite film of The Twilight Saga to date. I’m sure that will probably change when Breaking Dawn comes out, but for now… It’s my favorite.

In this third installment of the Twilight series, Seattle is hit by a string of brutal murders which leads the Cullen clan to believe there are newborn vampires nearby. Could it be Victoria, the feisty redhead still seeking vengeance for the death of her beloved James, forming a vampire army? Or is it the Volturi coming back to make sure that Edward has brought Bella over to dark side? Either way, Bella is surrounded by danger and is the target of impending attack. And as if that wasn’t enough to occupy her, Bella now has to choose between undead love Edward Cullen and her best friend Jacob Black (who is a werewolf).

Eclipse is also the first film featuring the new Victoria (played by Bryce Dallas Howard) formally played by Rachelle Lefevre. Fans reacted well to the casting switch, something that I thought Twi-hards would have reacted strongly against. However, Bryce Dallas Howard does a great job in this one, even though most of her appearances are just a blur of motion.

While I still think you gals out there will have a horrible time trying to convince your boyfriends to watch this with you (I think they rather pull their own teeth than watch Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart swoon over each other), you can rest assured they’ll enjoy it a little bit more than the previous films. Eclipse is far more action packed and doesn’t feature a deeply depressed Bella jumping off cliffs.

If you’re a girl – I think it’s virtually impossible not to love the Twilight books and movies. Those that say otherwise are either lying or simply haven’t seen or read the series. There’s a 14 year girl inside of all of us that dreams of that perfect guy.

Special features include audio commentaries (With Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Stephenie Meyer, and Wyck Godfrey), a 6-part documentary on the making of the film, deleted and extended scenes, photo gallery, music videos, and more. You’ll still be left wanting more behind-the-scenes footage and features, but overall it’s not too shabby. And with Christmas right around the corner, it’s the perfect gift for your Twilight loving friend… if they haven’t already picked it up!

Grade: A-

Review By: Emma Loggins

Eclipse Official Sitehttp://www.twilightthemovie.com/


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