On-camera Review: The Twilight Saga: Eclipse

by Eric Melin on June 30, 2010

in Reviews,Video Reviews

Eric Melin welcomes guest host and certified Twihard Kristin Dittmar, who is a member of Team Jacob to review The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, the third installment of the Twilight series.

Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, and Taylor Lautner are back again as Bella Swan is put in a vampire – werewolf love triangle. Isn’t that the dream of every teenage girl? David Slade takes over as director and finally there is more conflict than there was in New Moon, but are the overheated soap-operatic elements to corny and hard to swallow? Stick around after the review for a Team Jacob vs. Team Edward showdown!

Eric’s verdict: The Twilight Saga: Eclipse is full of story parallels that make the central decision by Bella Swan a very strong core for the movie, despite some more corny dialogue.

Eric is the Editor-in-Chief of Scene-Stealers.com and writes the Screen Stealers column for The Pitch. He’s President of the KCFCC, and drummer for The Dead Girls and Ultimate Fakebook. He is also Air Guitar World Champion Mean Melin. Eric goes to 11. Follow him at:

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{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Jake June 30, 2010 at 8:30 am

saw the midnight showing last night with my wife & her sisters. i thought it was great. BY FAR, the best in the series so far. way more action. i thought the director did a great job balancing the romance/action/suspense in the film.

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2 Jake June 30, 2010 at 8:30 am

saw the midnight showing last night with my wife & her sisters. i thought it was great. BY FAR, the best in the series so far. way more action. i thought the director did a great job balancing the romance/action/suspense in the film.

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3 Jake June 30, 2010 at 8:30 am

saw the midnight showing last night with my wife & her sisters. i thought it was great. BY FAR, the best in the series so far. way more action. i thought the director did a great job balancing the romance/action/suspense in the film.

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4 Eric Melin June 30, 2010 at 8:57 am

He really did, and I think he was assisted by a book plot that balanced that better. “New Moon”s biggest problem was adapting a book with very little actual outward conflict.

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5 Jake June 30, 2010 at 9:02 am

Yeah, I’ve read the series, & New Moon is the worst of the books. But that being said, New Moon was probably done the best that they could’ve done with the content. You’re right, Eclipse is a way better book & is way easier to adapt onto the screen. New Moon was just slow & boring until that last 20 minutes.

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6 Jake June 30, 2010 at 9:02 am

Yeah, I’ve read the series, & New Moon is the worst of the books. But that being said, New Moon was probably done the best that they could’ve done with the content. You’re right, Eclipse is a way better book & is way easier to adapt onto the screen. New Moon was just slow & boring until that last 20 minutes.

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7 Troy June 30, 2010 at 9:58 am

I think I might watch the Blindside before this!

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8 Eric Melin June 30, 2010 at 12:15 pm

Thanks for the perspective, Jake! Excited about upcoming fetus love!

Troy – Really? Wow. I can’t take any more insulting faux-uplifting sports movies.

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9 Troy June 30, 2010 at 1:58 pm

Yes…and I have yet to watch the Blindside, just cant do it. I have watched the first one of these films and really felt that it was a lifetime movie on steroids. Maybe I am prejudging the film and production. I like vampires and lore and as much as the next but the marketing and fan girl craze just drives me off. A battle scene with no blood, lust with no sex, next I am waiting for churches to hold screening of this showing how it is possible to save yourself.

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