Friday, July 02, 2010


Last night I got to go to Eclipse with my sisters and my mother. Marie arranged this little event and I am glad she did because I really enjoy the Twilight books. In preperation for the movie, I reread Eclipse last week. When I told Marie, she marveled that I could read a book in a few days. I think this is because Marie mostly reads magazines and pregnancy books and the occasional owner's manual.

I am happy to say that the movie was very true to the book with a few exceptions. Extra scenes were added to expand upon things that were vague in the book. For example, the book never really tells the story of the newborns in live action, it is all second hand past tense. I like live action better. Plus, the movie actually showed the newborn fight whereas the book just says that the fight ends. I'm starting to think that Stephanie Meyer doesn't know how to write fight scenes because you never see them in her books. Either fights are avoided, or they are told in the past tense without detail. RA Salvatore is my favorite fight scene writer. No one writes fights better than him in my opinion.

The directing in this movie was definitely superior to the previous ones. The angles, the music, the intensity of the shots, so much better. It actually seemed like there was chemistry between Bella and Edward this time whereas that was lacking in the previous movies. But, I am still on team Jacob. I would do an entire rewrite of the last book and have Bella end up with Jacob and have Edward just die or something.

Additionally, I really like the writing of the movie. The script writer is definitely funnier than Stephanie Meyer. I don't think Stephanie knows how to write comedy either. I love the worlds she creates, but her character development is very one note. Charlie, hilarious, Emmit hilarious, bravo script writer.

So my sisters and I are definitely movie talkers. I don't think my sister-in-law, Krista, is a movie talker, my apologies to her because we talked a lot during the movie. We like to make comments about the movie and also make fun of the movie when it is necessary. It was a lot of fun.

After the movie we went for ice cream, but I was the only one who actually ordered ice cream. Lamo, skinny sisters. But, I enjoyed my ice cream and that is what really matters.


Jenni Elyse said...

If you read the new book by Stephenie, The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner, she talks about the fight scene in the meadow with the Cullens because Bree witnesses it. It's not as detailed as other fight scenes I've read, but it's not avoided.

PS - A lot of the humor that came from the movie came from the book. It's just easier to see the subtleties on screen because you can see body language, too.

Sarah said...

Mmmm...I'm going to have to differ with Jenni on humor. Charlie in the books is flat, boring, and completely unfunny. In the movies he is by far the funniest character, and not so much of a pansy (sorry, but Charlie in the books is a docile pushover: not what I would call cop material). Anywho, spot on. And I'm not thin. I get fatter by the day.

Marie said...

Your ice cream was deeeelish!

So you would have Edward just "die or something." Hmmm.....I don't know that you would sell very many of those re-writes.

I'm hungry.

Laura said...

I totally agree that this was by far the best movie. The humor added a lot to it and I am actually starting to like the characters (especially Jacob). Much better director, more action, better character development and better explanation of each character's history.
How can you complain that we didn't actually eat "ice cream" when we had already pigged out on popcorn and mini candy bars. And you know that I'm not skinny.
Anyway, very enjoyable evening with my girls.

claudia said...

I might go and see Eclipse in the next couple of days. You have peeked my interest. Thanks again for your help today! xo