Saturday, July 17, 2010
Finally, My Thoughts On Eclipse
After seeing it 13 times (and yes, there will be more) I think I can talk about it with some clarity and honesty, and leave my emotions out. Yeah, right...
I thought, and still think the movie is BRILLIANT and by far the best of the saga. Bill Condon has HUGE shoes to fill after David Slade.
When I think back to my feelings for the past year about David taking the helm, I'm a little ashamed. I mean, David Slade? He will fuck this movie up for sure. It will be a blood bath (as much as PG13 will allow) and he'll fuck up the love story between Edward & Bella.
Well, was I clearly wrong.
He did it. He did what Catherine did not, what Chris did not. He got the wanting, the yearning, the I love you's, the passion, the sexual tension, the tenderness and the most beautiful proposal.
I love this video, it's just of screen caps, but you get the idea..
And...David Slade also got the great fight scenes between the vampires and the wolves.
But...with any movie, there are things I wished made it into the movie, or did not deviate from the book. I know Stephanie Meyer feels the same way...so here are my cons...
FierceWard....AngryWard...we all LOVE him...my god, who wouldn't?
But...I loved the dialogue from the book better...way better..
"I'm not going to kill you now, because it would upset Bella...but if you ever bring her back damaged again-and I don't care whose fault it is; I don't care if she merely trips, or if a meteor falls out of the sky and hits her in the head-if you return her to me in less than perfect condition that I left her in, you will be running with three legs. Do you understand that mongrel?"
"And if you ever kiss her again, I will break your jaw for her". Eclipse, chapter 15, page 340.
I miss that in the movie. Edward was all about control and restraint, and I think the scene would have been even better than it was. Even though I loved the movie scene, this dialogue was better.
I really only have 2 more complaints...oh wait, 4 more..
I hated the cheesy music they chose when Jake shows up at the school...sorry, Taylor is just not that dangerous..
I hated that Bella left Edward just standing there, hurt and worried and jumped on the back of the bike with Jake...hated it...SM did not like that either. Bella never would have done that, or hurt Edward that way.
I hated the cheesy music for the scene between Victoria & Riley when she tells him she loves him. Over kill on that.
And lastly, I hated the Jake/Bella kiss on the mountain...she put more into that kiss than she EVER has with Edward, and I hated it.
That's it, everything else I loved...and still think it's the best.
Can't wait to make it #14.
Really looking forward to Breaking Dawn, and hate that it's 18 months away.