UPDATE: These are the commenters who have been selected to win “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse: prizes for their reviews of the new film: Eva Romero, George B. Feist, Christine, Just Jax, Lisa Vang, Michelle F., Amanda Castro, sgrace2009, Lisa Lentz, cmagnee, Katrina, Courtney Payton, Allie, hailey hager, Hilda Tateosian, Lisa Ovalle, Stephenie Hite, hilary, Jan, Anita, Kikki Martinez, wnedy hager, Dolores Garcia and bush.
ORIGINAL POST: Fans are finally getting to see “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse.” The Beehive wants to know what you think of the movie. Post a short review in the comments by 5 p.m. July 5 for a chance to win cool “Eclipse” stuff. On July 6, we’ll randomly select winners for the prizes, which include “Eclipse” T-shirts, bracelets and other items.
And here’s what my Beehive colleagues, who saw the movie at Monday night’s screening, think about the movie.
Heather McLane: “Eclipse” is by far the best of the three “Twilight” movies. It contained surefire, crowd-pleasing elements (lots of lusty teen smooching, lots of vampire/werewolf throwdowns, lots of Jacob sulking around Forks sans shirt), but to me, the best parts were the unexpected parts; specifically, the flashback stories centered around lesser characters. Background on the previous lives of these immortal creatures is a fascinating thing, and I wish there’d been more of it.
Kathy Mahan: I am so relieved that “Eclipse” turned out so good. I was wary going in to the movie because I really love the book and didn’t want it ruined. After all, I was so disappointed in the movie version of “New Moon” that I wasn’t feeling too much love for the film franchise. I had no need to worry. “Eclipse” is so much better than the first two movies. It captured the themes of the book and masterfully weaves action into the core story. The energy is great. The wolves look better. The vampires are cool. And, most of all, the love story feels right. There were a few scenes that I thought were choppy, really a minor point. I really liked the movie and would gladly watch it again.
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