8:00 PM, 23rd October, 2010
Ok Twihards, this is the movie we’ve been waiting for! If you ask the majority of the fans which is their favourite book of the series, more than likely they will tell you it is “Eclipse” (it’s my personal favourite!). If you’re not already a fan of the Twilight series, then this might just be the film to convert you.
Last time we saw Bella (Stewart), she had been reunited with her soul mate Edward (Pattinson) much to the bitter disappointment of her best friend and werewolf, Jacob (Lautner). Now, Bella is forced to make a choice between Edward and Jacob, life or death, knowing that her decision has the potential to revoke the fragile peace treaty made between the vampires and werewolves. But it doesn’t end there – old enemies resurface alongside of new ones and once again Bella finds her life in danger.
From sparkly vampires to ferocious wolves, love, hate, action and drama, this film has something for everyone. Under the watchful eye of director David Slade (30 Days of Night, Hard Candy), the settings are stunning, the love story is epic, the special effects are looking better than ever and the action scenes are intense.
So, the question remains….. Are you team Edward or team Jacob?
10:19 PM, 23rd October, 2010
This movie is about vampires. Bad ones. They turn ugly when they go vampy and they certainly don’t sparkle.
When newly-divorced Lucy (Dianne Wiest) moves her sons to her father’s house in Santa Clara, California – “the murder capital of the world” – her teenage son, Michael (Patric), quickly falls in with the town’s bad kids: a bike-riding, Jim Morrison-worshipping gang of blood-sucking vampires, led by David (Sutherland). Her younger son Sam (Haim – RIP) and his buddies, the Frog brothers (Feldman and Jamison Newlander), are the only ones who recognise the signs of vampirism in Michael – including an aversion to sunlight, lack of reflection and being able to fly – and they plot to battle the legions of the night before they take over the entire town.
This semester is great for those of my generation to reminisce about their youth, even if some of them are remakes (Karate Kid, A Nightmare on Elm St). But for this one we can look back at how young Kiefer Sutherland looked (and wonder why we thought he was hot) and wonder what happened to Jason Patric, who was the next big thing at the time. This movie makes for a nice contrast to the likes of Twilight, for those of us who feel we’re above enjoying such tween nonsense. But when you think about it, perhaps this was the Twilight of our day. What does that say about the youth of today, or perhaps the youth of yesterday?