Nope, I still haven’t seen Eclipse yet. But HTD dudette Kiyokamori did. Then she live text messaged me while watching it informing me about stuff like “Leg hitch, be jealous” or “tent scene on NOW”. I was pretty busy being all jealous and excited and stuff. That was before I got her full review though. She rated it four out of ten. FOUR OUT OF TEN? That’s not even 50%! She said the feeling just wasn’t right. I thought about it and I gotta say I kinda agree. If she’s right that is. What if Eclipse is super exciting and well-done and all but I just don’t get the Eclipse feeling that the book gives me? Would I be disappointed? Hell yes! That doesn’t necessarily mean I won’t like the movie. It can still be entertaining, funny, exciting or whatever. But it won’t really be Eclipse.
Let’s face it: I didn’t count it but I guess 80% of our posts refer to the movies only and have nothing whatsoever to do with the books at all. I talked so much about Taylor Lautner’s abs, Kellan’s Calvins and Ashley’s Skinsuits that sometimes I got the feeling I forget why I started it all. When I first read Eclipse it wasn’t really about the fight. Or the Newborns. No! It was kinda retro and romantic and hilarious. My favorite book in the series. We had Edward’s oldfashioned proposal, the leg hitch, the moment when Bella realizes Edward bought a bed just for her, one of my favy parts ever where Alice kidnaps Bella because Edward bribed her with the yellow Porsche… There were TONS of highlights! At least twice as many as in New Moon or Twilight. I don’t want to be prejudiced, but I don’t think they will be able to give me my Eclipse feeling. And it kinda makes me sad. Remember I still haven’t seen the movie, so this is only judging by the clips and trailers and first reviews from Kiyokamori, F_Muse and cdubs. It seems though they made it all about the Newborns, fighting, about Bella being caught between her love for Jacob as well as Edward. Which is WRONG! That is NOT what Eclipse is about! At all! Plus from the moment you read the meadow scene for the very first time EVERYONE KNOWS Bella and Edward will end up together. THERE IS NO CHOICE! Alright alright, maybe I should try to manage my expectations a bit before I completely lose my shit in the cinema. Maybe I should just take the Eclipse movie as what it is (a probably pretty enjoyable movie in a huge franchise) and then go back home to read Eclipse the book to get the RIGHT feeling back again. With all my favorite scenes. Cause I SWEAR, if I could marry the moment where Alice says Edward got her the Porsche, I would! (Name where I got that slightly altered quote from and you win a fake prize!)
Off to STILL not watch Eclipse
What about you? What were your Eclipse expectations? What were the highs and lows? Were any of your favorite scenes missing? Give us your review via comment or e-mail!