Alright, before we begin, do you have your Team Edward shirt? How about your Team Jacob jorts? Got them? Good. Because it’s time to get Eclipsed!
Eclipse finally opens in theaters today (As if you didn’t know). Are you excited? Do you find yourself bouncing up and down in your seat just thinking about that steamy tent scene? Are you rereading your favorite chapter’s, just so you can remember every bit of delicious cheesy detail right before you get into the theater? Of course, you are. I am.
It’s common knowledge that Eclipse is my favorite out of the saga. It’s funny, intense, action-y (That’s not really a word, but I’m going to use it, anyways), and romantic. Having that whirlpool of themes and emotions is something that I always look for, whether it be in books or movies. What makes Eclipse the favorite in my eyes, is the relationship between Bella and Edward. They seem to journey down a path that ties them together permanently, even though she consistently tolls with a young werewolf’s (He’s really a shape shifter, but we’ll leave it be for now) affections.
Plus, there is plenty of Jacob & Edward fighting/being broody action (My favorite). Not to mention one of my favorite lines out of the whole series, “Fall down again, Bella?” “No, Emmett. I punched a werewolf in the face” (Score one for Team Edward!)
The question that remains is “Will they screw this one up, like the others?” I know a good percentage of the fans LOVE the movies and think that they did a great job. The other half, not so much. Considering this is my favorite book, I’ll probably be more critical. Certain things have to be in the movie or it just won’t work. For example: “I punched a werewolf in the face.” I’m still reeling from the fact that they blatantly left out the awesome line “So, did you stab Edward Cullen with a pencil, or what?” in Twilight (I love you Mike Newton!).
Minoring in film in college, I understand that you can not condense a 300 page book into a 2 hour movie without loosing some things. I get it. It’s not going to be the movie that I want. The movie I want is 4 hours long and KStew’s part is re-cast by a lovely young girl named Kim.
That isn’t going to happen (But I can dream, can’t I?).
I’m curious as to how David Slade will bring Eclipse to life. Will it be in blue . . . again? Will we see Fred ? Will we finally be on Team Jacob (Never!)? These are things that keep me up at night.
One thing is for sure. We can look forward to the hours and hours of side-splitting laughter that comes from Melissa Rosenberg‘s horrible cheesy lines (Not to be confused with deliciously cheesy). And let’s not forget Big Papa Charlie and his porn stache. He always knows how to bring it.
See you on Friday! Going to go catch me a mountain lion! – Kim
What scene are you looking forward to? How many times will you see The Leg Hitch? Tell me in the comments!