The Twilight Saga: Eclipse Movie Review - Part II

Assalamualaikum,

I manage to 'allocate' time to watched Eclipse for the second time 2 weeks ago. It was worth it as I found out that I've missed a great deal of details the first time. I guess I was too distracted by the disappointment and a little angst. Later I learnt that Malaysia is showing an impaired version of Eclipse - I have a confirmation on GSC and TGV. The jumping and missing scene still annoyed me, but I manage to ignore it from my nerve.

I still saw Bella more in Eclipse [I don't know what's wrong with me], maybe a little more of Edward in some scenes. Me and Bella, it is a love-hate situation. I think I can understand the tiniest part of Rosalie's feeling -- not that I hate Bella and not that I favor her much. Oh! Didn't you think that Bella sort of looking like a vampire already? She did, to me.

Now, let's rewind and put together more details about our sweetheart, shall we? I'm going to write this on a list basis, so let's have fun!

The beginning scene -- Bella and Edward at their meadow. The second time I watched it, I feel kinda inappropriate to see Edward 'sniffing' Bella... like she's a dish. Yes, Bella did falls into that category, but to actually sees that on wide screen is not something I want to remember. Mr. Slade sort of losing the art there.

The Dartmouth College application incident did not make it to the movie. Instead, I did not remember college ever mentioned. Hmm... That is something. Maybe they keep it for Breaking Dawn? I was so eager to see Bella's effort and irritation while filling the form only to found out that it is the Dartmouth form. Hehehe.

Billy Black mentioned that the Quileute were shape shifters. This detail only mentioned in Breaking Dawn. I am not sure why the fact can't wait. No chance to see wolf-Jacob shrug on that fact. A great lost :p

"But I thought it was a good representation. It’s hard and cold. And it throws rainbows in the sunlight. My heart is just as silent. And it, too, is yours", says Edward when he gave Bella her hand-me-down heart shaped diamond. Edward's first expensive gift to Bella would be more meaningful if accompanied by this phrase.

Not just this phrase, there were many other phrases that could illustrate Edward-Bella relationship and would convinced audiences why Bella choose to give up mortality. For example: "If there were any way for me to become human for you — no matter what the price was, I would pay it"; or "And the sound of your heart. It’s the most significant sound in my world". I just think Eclipse should explain more on what drive Bella to love Edward more than anything in her life. There was less of Edward in New Moon and we need to remind the audience on how much Edward love Bella... just like Charlie :D

Edward and Jacob were just two human males in the camp scene, finally. Edward really sounded like Edward in this scene -- he is clearly more mature and thoughtful compare to Jacob. I am glad that this phrase made its way into the movie: "You know, Jacob, if it weren’t for the fact that we’re natural enemies and that you’re also trying to steal away the reason for my existence, I might actually like you". Of course, Jacob couldn't do the same :D

I supposed everybody love Angela's valedictorian speech. So here it is (source: http://www.pinkhues.com/2010/07/03/twilight-saga-eclipse-jessicas-valedictorian-speech/ )

"When we were five, they asked us what we wanted to be when we grew up. Our answers were thing like astronaut, president, or in my case… princess.

When we were ten, they asked again and we answered – rock star, cowboy, or in my case, gold medalist. But now that we’ve grown up, they want a serious answer. Well, how ’bout this: who the hell knows?!

This isn’t the time to make hard and fast decisions, it’s time to make mistakes. Take the wrong train and get stuck somewhere chill. Fall in love – a lot. Major in philosophy ’cause there’s no way to make a career out of that. Change your mind. Then change it again, because nothing is permanent.

So make as many mistakes as you can. That way, someday, when they ask again what we want to be… we won’t have to guess. We’ll know."

In Twilight, they made Edward too gloomy. In New Moon they made him too hurting. In Eclipse they made him too angry... I wonder when they will see him as a charming 110 years old vampire with exquisite manners named Edward.

Already counting days to Breaking Dawn Part I. Rumors said the Pushing Daisies' guy to be Garret. Not a bad choice. Until next time and keep the dead heart warm.

Wassalam.

Comments

i love the camp scene! :)

is it angela or jessica that gave the valedictorian speech?
'Aini said…
hehehe.. yep. they made it ok for the camp scene :p
errr.. I thought it was Jessica.. but the reference said it was Angela.. hehe

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