By Ryan Parsons | Image property of Summit Entertainment
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
I can't count the times I've ripped on The Twilight Series. The books and the movies, as I'm a huge Harry Potter fan. But it's not just that, I gave the books a shot and found them to be way too er, "girlie," and the first two films turned out being worse then the books. But I was told that The Twilight Saga: Eclipse was a redeeming book. I don't know if I'm ready to try reading into the series again, but it looks like the film adaptation of said book is also a big step up for the franchise.
Early Reviews: The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
The early buzz was good for The Twilight Saga: Eclipse and now the first official reviews are also positive. Snippets below:
It goes without saying that the faithful will devour "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse," the third movie in Stephenie Meyer's immensely popular supernatural love-triangle saga, and also the one in which Bella must finally choose between her two beastly suitors. The pleasant surprise this time around is that the result finally feels more like the blockbuster this top-earning franchise deserves. Employing a bigger budget, better effects and an edgier director ("Hard Candy's" David Slade), "Eclipse" focuses on what works -- the stars -- even as the series' parent-friendly abstinence message begins to unravel. Summer release should reap Summit's biggest yield yet.
The teen vampire series finally hits its stride with an entertaining mix of romance and action fantasy. It took three films, but "The Twilight Saga" finally nails just the right tone in "Eclipse," a film that neatly balances the teenage operatic passions from Stephenie Meyer's novels with the movies' supernatural trappings.
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The Twilight Saga: Eclipse will open to theaters on June 30.