After a series of random killings plague Seattle, the Cullen fears that they will venture into Forks and disturb the peace. Once they realize however that is the work of Victoria they scramble to help protect Bella, but they must align with the wolves in order to take on her army of new born blood thirsty vampires. With the battle rapidly approaching Bella is confronted with the choice between Edward and Jacob, and who she loves more.
Twilight as a series of books have swept over most of the teenage girl population 15 and under. They believe Edward and Jacob are the hottest of the hot, the epitome of all things literary characters. Twilight is not a great series of books. It is overdramtic, why to focused on one character and the same old story over and over. How long does it take Bella to realize who she is in love with? Does her heart not belong to sparkly frizzy haired vampire Edward Cullen? Why does the love story still play an issue in the third novel? The idea of love in the Twi-universe is a nonsense notion. Bella who apparently has devoted her heart and soul to being a vampire is willing to ask Jacob to make out with her before he enters the biggest battle of his life. Only then does she try to explain to her boyfriend Edward that she didn’t know what became of her and she does love Jacob but just not as much as she loves her precious Edward. Wow is that even love? It seems way more like lust to me. Bella loves Edward because he is different, not because of who he is. He is a 108 year old vampire who still hasn’t been able to adapt to society over the years. He continues to go to highschool, and this brings up another point, did they not graduate in the first movie? Did Bella and Edward not attend prom together because they were both seniors? I thought so anyway, correct me if I am wrong.
Stephanie Meyer is not a good writer in any way. Her characters are bland, say really cheesy dumb things to each other and fight over the one girl that is probably not worth fighting for. Twilight is widely known to be a fantasy where Bella represents Meyer herself and two buff guys fight for her. Bella is in many ways the character version of herself. There is a description comparison that can easily be found on the web and there features are strikingly similar in many ways.
There is also one more thing I need to mention, and no disrespect to any of her fans but Bryce Dallas Howard lost a lot of my respect. She was offered the role of Victoria before filming of Twilight even began, she turned it down because she did not feel strongly about the series as a whole. The role was eventually given to Rachelle Lefevre and she did a decent job with the part. As the series took off and Victoria played an bigger part Dallas Howard took notice and wanted the part back. The respectable thing to do at this point from any film exec would be to respectfully decline her no found interest and stick with your original actress. Dallas Howard was awarded the part she originally turned down and in my opinion she failed miserable as Victoria. She added nothing to the overall outcome because in the end remember nothing matters except what Bella wants or need. No other character even remotely matters except for Edward, Jake and Bella.The Cullens even are a waste of time trying to make them interesting, because lets face teenage girls don’t care about Jasper or Emmitt they want Edward and Jacob to run around shirtless. The Cullen flashbacks were easily the best and most rewarding scenes in the movie, yet they were lost amongst Lautners lack of shirt wearing and Edwards complete devotion to Bella.
There is a lot to dislike about this movie and little to like. They make these films as stereotypically as possible it seems. They add the cheesy dialogue and the shirtless Jacob for teenage girls to like and fall dreamily in love with. Twilight offers nothing to the mature film goer, and nothing to anyone who likes interesting and well thought out plots. Twilight is just an over zealous teenage angst film, with action scenes that are predictable and always favour the Cullen clan and the wolves. Word to the wise Smeyer people get more attached to action scenes that have a good balance of good and bad sides winning. The good do not always win without any hesitation especially after you take the time to explain how dangerous your group of bad guys are.
All though one shout-out before I end this, and that is to Jackson Rathbone who plays Jasper. They finally gave him something interesting to say, and I watched this guy in something else and he proved to me he can really seriously act. So Mr. Rathbone, I am waiting to see your post twi-light decisions because you are the one actor attached to this franchise that could have a bright future.
Eclipse just furthers what the first two already showed me, that Twilight does not care about its mature audience, they care about the shirtless guys they can show the teenage girls, and Bella is just one whiny undecided confused individual. Make up your mind already, because I am already dreading the idea of a two-part possibly 4 hour adaptation of Breaking Dawn which will most likely be a watered down oversexed version of the book which features graphic scenes. Good luck with that adaptation and ruining the book just so the 13 year old female audience is able to buy a ticket.