Well.... I went to the midnight showing of Eclipse last night and.... LOVED it!!! The picture is one I took of the poster they had outside of the theatre. I liked the way it looked in the neon purple lights!
You are probably wondering if there was any question if I would enjoy it? Actually, yes there was. New Moon wasn't necessarily my favorite, although it was a very good movie (in my Twilight minded opinion), but Eclipse is my favorite book of them all and I was extremely worried it wouldn't live up to my expectations, but it certainly did. And, it had all of the story elements which is very important!
The best part of this movie by far for me was Jasper! I knew it would be, because I knew his part of the story would come out more and I'd get to see more of him and his abilities. There's a picture of Alice and Jasper and Alice (IMDb) right after he is showing her how to fight the newborns and then explaining his past to Bella, which is one of my favorite clusters of scenes within the movie. I'd say more about it, but I don't want to ruin it, it's extremely awesome!!!
I'm so glad Jasper (Jackson Rathbone) got his due time on the big screen finally! And, he rocked!!! :) I've been sort of a silent fan of his except to some close friends, kind of like a best kept secret, but now like they say, the cat or rather the vamp is out of the bag!! His character is scarred, both physically and emotionally, but reformed and he struggles and overcomes and he is a fighter and he loves and he wins! He really does have it all in the way of vamps. And, you will see it if you go watch this movie!! I LOVED him in this!
I am also pretty sure that Jackson Rathbone's career just skyrocketed as well. He's awesome! He also plays in the 100 Monkey's band in LA, but I digress. See, it was so fun, EVERY time Jasper came on screen I wanted to say "Jasper!" :)
Okay, and that is just ONE part of this amazing movie that is just one of the many movies of the Twilight Saga, which is so very fun for us Twilight fans. I know it's not every ones cup of tea or blood for the vamps... But, when you are in it, it really is a blast!
There was also newcomer, well newborn, Riley, Who I've gotta say, as bad vamps go, is pretty darn cute. Too bad he chose the wrong side. Tsk, tsk! :)
The rest of the story? Jacob was pretty Jacob-like and his tattoo kept catching my attention for some reason. I think I actually really like it! Even though I'm still definitely not Team Jacob (sorry!). And, Emmett is also a cool fighter like Jasper. But, we all know he's a big, tough guy so that's to be expected. None of these are spoil-makers, I'm not into those so I think I will stop there! :)
You can visit Twilight the movie ~ Eclipse for more extra fun stuff. Also, the soundtrack is quite good. I really like the song Ours by The Bravery, among others. Have you heard it yet?
And, a fellow Examiner who writes A LOT about Twilight is the Twilight Examiner and she has been posting lots of juicy Eclipse movie information as well. I've been following Amanda's sight even before I not-too-long-ago became an Examiner myself. I highly recommend it for Twilight news and info!
I'd love to hear what others think or if and when they might see it. I already want to go again! How many times will you see it?
Happy Eclipse watching!
Your Fresno Books Examiner