More Eclipse Reviews: A Mixed Bag

by at . Comments

We loved Eclipse. We thought it was the best Twilight film so far.

But we may be alone.

Below, we've posted excerpts from a number of movie critics around the country. None of them lambasted the flick, but few were overly enthusiastic about, either. If you've seen Eclipse, we'd 'd love to hear your thoughts on it. Comment away now...

I can't pretend that the third episode instilled a fever in my blood, but it didn't leave me cold. For the first time in the series I felt I'd seen a real movie. - The Wall Street Journal

As long as these movies remain about three petulant whiners staring at each other to little effect, no rousing action sequences are going to save them from their torpor. - Las Vegas Weekly

Volturi Promo Poster

Saying that the third film in a series with two pretty weak prior entries is the best of the bunch may be faint praise, but that happens to be the case with Eclipse. - IGN

Director David Slade keeps the action brisk and the time-killing attractive ... All of which should be like a freshly opened vein for fans. - NPR

Kristen Stewart may be one of the most promising actresses of her generation or she may be trapped in amber forever as the drippy but inexplicably ultra-desirable Bella. - Detroit News

The first two movies were mediocre, but "Eclipse" represents one of the more astonishing upgrades in movie franchise history. - Richard Roeper

This is definitely the worst installment of the franchise to date.  - Chicago Reader

It appears to have embraced its own sense of camp and is consistently funny in an intentional way. For the first time, I found myself curious to see what comes next.  - TIME

Tags: ,
Avatar

I've just watched it last night and ...i will have to watch it again cause i didn't like it as much as i thought(and i'm a huge fan of the Twilight movies).I guess i'm a little bit confused, cause i've red the book and i had great expectations from the movie.I hope the best for the next 2 ones.

Avatar

Totally loved eclipse.... lots of action and funny at time, Edward is super good looking in this one, it was nice to see hime through the whole thing this time.... Good work guys :-)

Avatar

Hmm Firstly I am a twilight fan and i have read all the books. I loved the Twilight & New Moon films although I found eclipse to be slighty lacking. After watching Eclipse i thought it was very rushed they got alot of the little things wrong and i didnt like the fact that victoria looked so fake when he ripped her head off, plus he threw a lighter on her and she exploded into flames which i thought was a bit amature! i did like the film but i thought Twilight & New Moon were much better! they missed too much of the important stuff from the book and i found it to be quite rushed and amature. Plus if they cant get Eclipse right how the hell are they going to make Breaking Dawn, its such a shame as i was really looking forward to eclipse :(

Avatar

Okay!!!
ECLIPSE IS NOT THE BEST MOVIE! to be honest! i liked the first! But it's up to you guys...not me.
So i am saying it was thrilling but not as good as i hoped! dont hate me!
Plus i agree with aisha!
It was funny: i quote (Face it, i'm and much hotter than you- Jacob) HILARS

Avatar

Firstly, Eclipse is the BEST movie in the TWILIGHT SERIES. It has been the closest to the book. The books are the reason that we watch and support the movies. If you are a true TWILIGHT fan then you know I’m right. Secondly, I think that the director did an awesome job and if it were up to me he would do the next one as well. All the actors did an excellent job as well.

Avatar

Nice grammar that some of you are displaying here with your posts. Perhaps if you'd spend more time in school and less time sitting in theaters watching fictional movies and obsessing about actors you don't know and never will know, maybe you'd grow a brain.

Avatar

I'm definately "TEAM EDWARD". I'm in love with the books, the movies and the cast. Especially Robert Pattinson. I believe all the movies have been awesome. "Eclipse" is by far the best due to the undeniable chemistry between R-Patz & K-Stew. Talk about getting your veins on fire!!!!!!

Avatar

As a fan of the books as well as the movies I was not entirely impressed with Eclipse and found that it did not exceed my expectations. Mostly, I was disappointed with Kristen Stewart's portrayal of Bella. Like the previous two twilight films I found myself desperately wanting to like her yet finding it difficult. In my opinion Kristen Stewart plays the same role in all of her films; an introverted and abrasive intellectual type. Unfortunately Eclipse was not any different; with each film she proves to be less and less of a character actor. I left the movie wondering if they made the right decision to have her play Bella in the first place. I will always be a predominate fan of the books as opposed to the movies however; like the rest of the world, I am unable to resist buying a ticket to all of the movies and purchasing the dvds.

Avatar

....everyone are different!!!! I couldn't wait for it to come out and when it did...I must say it was excellent and about 99% like the book (of course everything can't be put into action)anf there will be parts that can be misunderstood!!!! I enjoyed it. ... :))

Avatar

I love Roberts Pattison ;)

× Close Ad