Good morning!!! Like all good Twilighters, I went to see the new movie, Eclipse, last night. I was hopeful, but wondered how this installment’s adaptation would go. In my opinion, this was the best of the three movies. It had an emotional depth that far exceeded the other three, and though I’ve always been an Edward fan, it was nice to see Edward not looking like he was on the verge of tears or in great pain all the time. Very, very nice. The scenes with Edward and Jacob were great -- and one in particular “made” the movie. (I don't want to spoil anything by saying which one)
So… Many people in reading my Wednesday Wonder Writer interviews, have asked “Team what?” They don’t understand the question. Let me explain for the un-Twilighted. It is common for Twilighters to be either Team Jacob (the wolf shifter) or Team Edward (the vampire). My husband has always said, he's team Alice, lol. I’ve always been strictly team Edward though Jake is so hot and definitely an alpha wolf type. But I have to admit, I have always, always loved Jasper. (Funny note, just before the movie started last night, one of the teen boys sitting behind me yelled "Team Jacob". Cracked me up.)
I’m forming Team Jasper, lol. Jasper is another of the vampires (Edward’s “brother”) and in Eclipse, he was finally given legs (that’s a metaphor for those who don’t know the books and movies – he’s always had physical legs). The Jasper in this movie was great and I have newfound respect for Jackson Rathbone. I’ll be watching his scenes avidly when I get the DVD. Fan? Me? No…
And the bad guy, who I didn't find so bad... (I won’t spoil with why) At the risk of sounding like a total, hormonal fan girl, Riley is hot. Seriously, hot. His mouth made his scenes. Okay, the guy’s not a bad actor. I’ll give him credit. In fact, I thought he did a great job. I was a little distracted though. I was picturing an upcoming hero in my books looking like him.
A bunch of the one-liners had me snorting. One of my favorites, from Edward about Jacob: Does he even own a shirt?
And Jacob (later in the movie): We all know I'm hotter than you.
Double meaning? ;-)
Overall, in case you can’t tell, I was very pleased with the movie. In fact, though I rarely see a movie more than once in the theatre, I’ll probably go see it again.