Well, I loved ‘The Twilight Saga: Eclipse,’ but not everyone did! Then again, I’m a girl and Jeremy Jahns is a guy, so that might have something to do with HIS review. The ‘Twilight’ movies are definitely chick-oriented.
Check out my review here, and see what Jeremy has to say about it below. Even if you don’t agree, his reviews are always hilarious.
After the jump, check out reviews from around the Web.
‘Eclipse’ Reviews from Around the Web:
Entertainment Weekly | Owen Gleiberman
The story, at heart, is earnest and humorless teen romantic glop, but its feelings aren’t fake, and the movie is compulsively watchable; it has a passionflower intensity. Read the full review
Los Angeles Times | Betsy Sharkey
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse is back with all of the lethal and loving bite it was meant to have: The kiss of the vampire is cooler, the werewolf is hotter, the battles are bigger and the choices are, as everyone with a pulse (and a few without) knows by now, life-changing. Read the full review
Variety | Peter Debruge
Employing a bigger budget, better effects and an edgier director ("Hard Candy’s" David Slade), Eclipse focuses on what works — the stars.Read the full review
The Hollywood Reporter | Kirk Honeycutt
It took three films, but The Twilight Saga finally nails just the right tone in Eclipse, a film that neatly balances the teenage operatic passions from Stephenie Meyer’s novels with the movies’ supernatural trappings. Read the full review
Washington Post | Ann Hornaday
If Slade doesn’t necessarily advance the medium with this installment, he nonetheless advances the franchise, with enough lucidity and skill that he’s persuaded at least one erstwhile agnostic to take a stand. Read the full review
The New York Times | A.O. Scott
If there is a bit more humor on display here — some of it evidence that an element of self-conscious self-mockery is sneaking into the franchise — there is also more violence, and, true to the film’s title, a deeper intimation of darkness. What there isn’t, as usual, is much in the way of good acting, with the decisive and impressive exception of Ms. Stewart, who can carry a close-up about as well as anyone in movies today. Read the full review
Slate | Dana Stevens
It’s a question of whether or not the movie speaks to your secret, unregulated, inherently ridiculous experience of identification and desire–not who you should be, but who you are. Does the warm blood of a teenager still flow beneath your icy grown-up flesh? Read the full review
ReelViews | James Berardinelli
The movie is still incredibly silly but in a more boisterous way, like a comic book come to life. Read the full review
Chicago Sun-Times | Roger Ebert
The movie contains violence and death, but not really very much. For most of its languorous running time, it listens to conversations between Bella and Edward, Bella and David, Edward and David, and Edward and Bella and David. This would play better if any of them were clever conversationalists, but their ideas are limited to simplistic renderings of their desires. Read the full review
USA Today | Claudia Puig
The huge contingent of girls — and women with girlish fantasies — who liked the first two movies will doubtless enjoy Eclipse. But this third go-round won’t make Twihard converts of the rest of us. Read the full review