Tuesday, 5 March 2013

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010)




















More teenage angst and more brooding close ups galore. This franchise has a good story to be fair, after reading up on the whole thing its actually pretty neat and equal to Harry Potter's ever confusing character mad adventures. I realise this is probably based more towards teenage girls but one problem with this film series is the frustrating teen hormones and flirting *yawn* it really does get fudging annoying and wrecks a good supernatural idea, and yes I know that's the whole idea of the premise but its still damn annoying. Bella continuously goes around pissing off both male leads because she can't choose *groan* so she continuously flirts between the two. What's so daft about the whole thing is how all the vampires in this one coven, and all the lycans in this one pack go out of their way to protect and shelter Bella despite putting themselves in mortal danger all the time!! I wouldn't.

In spite of many silly/annoying little factors this third film isn't actually too bad, the first was OK, the second was a little worse but this is better. As we are in the thick of the plot now things are more interesting, we still gotta sit through allot of boring talk and teen love spewing but we do see some origin flashbacks for vamps and wolves plus a pretty good fight sequence at the end which makes up for a lot of crapola. The CGI is still a touch dodgy with the wolves and generally nothing special, but its just acceptable. Acting is more Aussie soap opera at best but again just acceptable. At the end I did find myself wanting to see the forth and final chapter so job done for the director.

This is probably the first 'soap opera' flick franchise I've come across and I'm actually liking some of it so far!! more 'Buffy' meets 'Beverly Hills 90210' but some how it does appeal to me, probably the vampire fanboy inside. Its slowly getting good after a sluggish start so don't write it off too quickly.

6/10