'Twilight: Eclipse': Breaking down the new trailer
Now we finally have a look at "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse," the next chapter in the sweeping vampire/werewolf saga that continues to captivate/befuddle/totally annoy the nation. (Alternate title of this installment: "Bella and Edward's Big, Fat Fanged Attempt at a Wedding.")
The one-minute-and-thirty-second clip that arrives online today -- and will play in theaters this weekend in front of (surprise!) the new Robert Pattinson movie, "Remember Me" -- tells us several not terribly surprising things about what we'll see in the upcoming film. (You know, assuming you haven't pretty much figured them out after reading the very popular Stephenie Meyer book.)
Watch the clip first, then let's break it down together, shall we?
Now let's review:
Edward totally loves Bella, enough to take her to a beautiful field full of flowers while melodramatic piano music plays. Also, he remains as pale as a Goth guy dressed up as Powder for Halloween. But he's still kind of hot.
"The Vulturi don't give second chances." This is made very, very clear during the trailer, particularly during the scene in which Dakota Fanning says, "The Vulturi don't give second chances." Implication: Both Edward and Bella will take a huge, romantic risk if they go through with this whole cockamamie vampire wedding thing.
Jacob (Taylor Lautner) is going to fight for Bella, evidently until "her heart stops beating." Which would sound a little scary and sexy-menacing, if anyone other than Taylor Lautner said it. Is it me, or does he still remind you of a really good-hearted Mouseketeer instead of a werewolf?
As he did in "The Twilight Saga: New Moon," Lautner will spend at least some portion of this movie without a shirt. And no, it's not gratuitous. Seeing his bare chest is crucial to the narrative, for reasons that really should be obvious by now.
Bryce Dallas Howard is the new Victoria -- and that crazy, raven-haired vampire chick can leap really far! Which probably isn't a good sign for Bella and Edward since, you know, she doesn't like them very much and, on top of that, is still pretty ticked about that whole "Lady in the Water" fiasco.
So in conclusion, it seems abundantly clear that "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" will be very much like the other "Twilight" movies that have preceded it. Which, depending on your perspective, is either: a. the best news you'll hear all week, or b. a warning that come the week of June 30, when this movie releases in theaters, you'll want to go to a place where vampy "Twilight" fans won't dare to tread. Like maybe a sunny beach. Or a store that isn't a Hot Topic.
| March 11, 2010; 10:20 AM ET
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