Tuesday, March 23, 2010
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
Coming soon to a theater near you: More Sparkly Vampires! Yes, The Cullens are back again in the third installment of the Twilight series, trying to discover who is behind a new wave of murders in Washington. Could it be the doing of the evil beeyotch Victoria? Well, if you are reading this article, then you probably are familiar with the plot and know of course that it IS Victoria and her army of newbie vamps. The Cullens and the Wolves team up to fight off the menace, Edward and Jacob, hide Bella in the forest from Victoria, who wants nothing more than to rip the future Mrs. Cullen to pieces (revenge for her lover being killed in the first book/film).
Well, as these things go, things don't go exactly according to plan and a serious vampire/werewolf smackdown ensues with (I'm told) some serious carnage. Now I have not actually read any of the books myself, but my darling wife is a HUGE fan and has relayed the story to me, so I've got a pretty good idea what's goin' on! I won't bore you with furth plot details that I'm sure you're already fully aware of.
David Slade is directing this installment, which is actually pretty exciting for me. Slade directed the highly underrated 2005 film Hard Candy (starring Ellen Page of Juno and Whip It!) as well as the awesome 30 Days of Night. So I'm hoping that Mr. Slade is going to bring on some (much needed!) gore for the film! I must say that I was not a huge fan of the first movie.....I found New Moon to be marginally better, and if what my wife tells me about the third chapter is true, then this film looks to be very enjoyable.
As far as the soundtrack is concerned, there is still debate as to whether or not Muse will be contributing a song. You would think they would, seeing as how Slade directed some of thier videos. There is also talk of Jackson Rathbone's band 100 Monkeys appearing on the soundtrack. Both Twilight and New Moon have had incredible soundtracks, so I will be most intersted to see the track listing for Eclipse.
Eclipse hits theaters June 30th. If you are going to the midnight showing (as I'm sure we will be) make sure to bring along some comfortable shoes. It's a LONG time standing in them lines! If you (or in my case, you're spouse) love the Twilight series, you really can't afford to miss the theatrical experience. The cinematography in these films is absolutely outstanding and it is truely a sight to behold on the big screen. It's a great date movie whether your trying to get snuggly with your new girlfriend or just taking your lovely wife out for the night.