Okay so let me lay this foundation for you to first establish my lack of Twilight fanaticism. Matt and I have seen both of the prior releases and in theaters... We liked the general story and special effects in 1 and 2. But it's important to know that I do not in any way shape or form freak the hell out about Twilight. I don't assign myself to Team Edward or Team Jacob because I am simply not eat up with the Twilight fever. I'm also not a 16 year old girl waiting in line for a midnight showing...my rose-colored glasses have not made an appearance for my perceptions of this saga.
Eclipse, by my estimations, in a word, sucked. In a few words, fell below my expectations. Before people start unfriending me on facebook, hear me out. I have legit reasons for my opinion.
1. Nothing happened.
The plot here was under-developed and only seemed to scratch the surface of what it could have become. There was more potential to developing a good plot, but the focus was too much on point number two.
2. It's a wishy washy love triangle.
Memorizing lines was likely a breeze for Bella when you only need to commit a few phrases to memory:
I love you. No, I don't love you. You know I don't think of you like that. Kiss me. I haven't changed my mind about becoming a vampire for you. I want you.
Problem is, she is saying this shit to both guys and this is the whole damn movie. The scriptwriting/ possibly the book writing was incredibly heavy-handed. There was no subtly. As my husband put it, "I think a 16 year old girl who has never experienced anything wrote this script." This point was the biggest turnoff.
3. When I think a fight scene is the highlight of a love story, something is wrong.
The effects in the fight scenes were cool, but let's talk about how that's not normally what I buzz over...
4. Bella pisses me off.
5. Redeeming quality: I like the Cullen family.
I could drink beers with Carlisle, Alice and the gang. I was much more interested in learning about some of their family's history of becoming a vampire than the elementary love triangle.
We decided to Netflix the next chapters in this saga. So not worth $19.50 for us.
2.5 stars out of 5.