Gosh, just writing down that headline makes me realize how much I failed at blogging lately… Actually I plan on making a top as well as a flop ten list for Eclipse just like we did with New Moon cause I thought that was a pretty cool idea. There are a few general thoughts though that probably won’t make it into any of those lists but still have to be mentioned so I decided they get their own post. Here we go!
I didn’t really like Eclipse. There, I said it. Now you can go and hate on me. I don’t care. It’s my opinion and I’m not gonna take it back. I mentioned it about a million times back in the day that I was neither as excited nor as hyped up for Eclipse as I was for New Moon. That’s not what I’m talking about here though.
About a week ago I watched Eclipse again cause I thought maybe I just had missed all the awesomeness the first time. I hadn’t. I mean, I DID realize some really good stuff (like all the little Alice and Jasper moments) but all in all that movie is just full of awkwardness and out of character moments. More about those in the flop ten list! In general I would say I just didn’t get the Eclipse feeling. (Yep Kiyoka, I agree with you on that one!) Of course this is a movie and it’s only natural it can’t be EXACTLY like the book but I felt like all my favorite scenes had been left out or changed and all the annoying and bad ones had been left in the script. I mean HELLO? NO ALICE KIDNAPS BELLA SCENE? No completely what the heck Edward bribed her with a yellow Porsche moment? FAIL!!! And that’s just one of many more examples. I can live with lots of changes. Edward’s Volvo is charcoal instead of silver? Fine. Angela dates Eric instead of Ben? Alright. Everyone of the vampires has a totally different haircut and color in each of the movies? Oh well. None of that ruined it for me. As I said I just didn’t get the Eclipse feeling like I should have. Remember reading it for the first time? What was it like for you? When I think back the following thing come to my mind: romantic overload, sexy make-out scenes (hello there leg hitch!), oh no he dihin’t, oh so sweet, fight scenes, oh no she dihin’t, most romantic thing EVER, I want Edward as my bf, I love the Cullens, backstories FTW, Victoria ROCKS as an enemy. Yeah, I know that were just random words but that’s how my feelings develop usually. In a random chain of single words that are a complete mess. Haha, sorry. But if you know me that shouldn’t really surprise you. If I made a thought chain for Eclipse the movie it would probably look something like this: Oh no they dihin’t leave that out, OMG the wigs, SO unrealistic Bella, as if you would ever do that, OMG the wigs, since when do I want to do NEITHER Edward NOR Jacob, awkwardness to the max, gosh I think I might fall asleep soon, cheesiness overload, OMG the wigs, who the heck said KStew could act, awkwardness to the max, so not excited. Kinda sad, right? Please don’t hate on me though. Or at least not until you’ve read the top and flop ten lists next week. Cause yes, there WERE things that I liked after all!
Eclipse the book, our love stays untarnished forever!
PS: Chelle, I know you’ve been DYING to read my review ever since July. I’m honestly sorry I kept you waiting that long girl. So I’ll post the top and flop ten list next week. Plus they might include some of the “special secret information” you passed on to me concerning the Bella eyebrows!
What were your Eclipse thoughts? Has your first impression changed after watching it again a while later? We wanna know about it! Leave a comment or e-mail us!