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After the “Eclipse”: SPOILER ALERT!!!

Post by Keegan Prosser on June 30, 2010 at 4:05 am with 1 Comment »
June 30, 2010 4:07 am

The theater is uncomfortably silent as the audience stares intently at the silver screen.

Jacob Black and Edward Cullen sit restlessly in a tent, high on a mountain top; Bella sleeps between them. The two talk uncomfortably about the girl, awaiting the massive battle that is scheduled to occur the following morning.

It’s one of the most anticipated scenes to come from “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse” — the scene all Twi-hards have been waiting for… so what’s the verdict?

Here is what the fans are saying about the newest chapter of The Twilight Saga:

“It was great,” said Samantha Guilford, an avid fan of the series, who attended the movie with  friends. “So much better than the last two.”

Guilford said the special effects and action sequences were greatly improved upon — especially the  battle scene at the end of the movie. She also said this film was better directed [than the previous two], and had a better story.

A fan myself, it was nice to see  Bryce Dallas Howard’s nearly unnoticeable transition into the role of Victoria [previously Rachelle Lefevre]. Unlike Dakota Fanning’s introduction in “The Twilight Saga: New Moon,” Howard’s performance was not overpowered by aggressive promotion and an a-list name.

And the shorter treatment given to  background stories of the main characters — which lasted several chapters in the book — proved to be effective.

Overall, the film seems to be a success; the fans are pleased, and with exception of a few minor details, the script was kept close to the language in the book.

To nobody’s surprise, squeals erupted every time actor Taylor Lautner appeared on screen without his shirt. And to the excitement of many, the sexual tension between Bella and Edward was at an all time high.

But when asked to pick out a favorite scene from the movie, fans could not decide.

“Gosh, there were like ten,” was the common response, as more then one fan made plans to see the movie again.

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