Movie Number- 67
Title– Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010)
Genre– Teen Romance/Supernatural
Branden’s Rating– 7 out of 10
Bridgette’s Rating– 9 out of 10
Average Rating– 8
Netflix Rating– 4 Stars
Comments– Color me shocked.  Not only did I not hate that movie, I actually enjoyed it!  That was infinitely better than the first two movies combined, and can, unlike the other two, stand on it’s own as a complete movie (a full story was told).  Once the first 15 minutes went by and I didn’t have the urge to find a way to makeshift my iPhone into a suicide device I got excited for the rest of the film.  As I mentioned in my review of New Moon, I am big fan of the werewolves, and they were heavily featured in this one, and were part of some awesome fight scenes.  Bella managed to piss me off even more: you’re fucking 18 years old!  You don’t think you belong because you’re a teenager in high school, and nobody “belongs” when they’re that age.  That doesn’t mean you should turn yourself into a vampire, you idiot.  Then she uses the fact that she thinks that she’ll never want anything more than Edward for the rest of her life.  Again, you have no idea what you are going to do with your life at 24, let alone 18.  Like the chick in the commencement speech said: this is the time for you to make mistakes and learn from them, not to turn yourself into a vampire.  Bella is just an idiot and suffering from the disease known as “teenager” (I know it well because I fell victim to it for a long time).

I guess the movie is doing something right because I feel so passionately for it’s main character, even if it is the opposite of what I imagine the director (and Stephanie Meyer) want me to feel.  I think I am going to read the 4th book to see what happens because they are milking the fourth book into two part movies (just like Harry Potter as I found out tonight…not that I really care about Harry Potter).

I will also admit that I came to like Edward a lot more in this movie; the scenes between he and Jacob were very interesting, and I thought they progressed both characters tenfold.  I also really enjoyed finding out the histories of some of the other Cullen family members.  The humor found throughout was great too.  Oh, and the one character who I have liked since the start – Bella’s father, Charlie – was even better in this film.  Really, I just liked everything a lot more than the first two movies combined, and I might not actually bitch about going to see the final two movies.  Good-Incredible.

Branden Chowen
Editor-in-Chief at Cinefessions

Branden has been a film fan since he was young, roaming the halls of Blockbuster Video, trying to find the grossest, scariest looking VHS covers to rent and watch alone in the basement. It wasn’t until recently, though, that Branden started seeking out the classics of cinema, and began to develop his true passion for the art form. Branden approaches each film with the unique perspective of having studied the art from the inside, having both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in acting. He has been a film critic since 2010, and has previously written for Inside Pulse Movies, We Love Cult, and Diehard Gamefan. His biggest achievement as a film critic, to date, has been founding Cinefessions and turning it from a personal blog to a true film website, housing hundreds of film and television reviews, and dozens of podcasts.