Saw Eclipse last night at midnight. I really wasn't too excited for it. Had to work today, knew I'd be super tired. Wasn't sure the movie would be worth it.
For the record I really disliked Twilight when I first saw it. I could. not. stand. Kristen Stewa
rt. I thought the acting was atrocious. Felt New Moon was a step in the right direction but still had quite a few irksome things.
Really enjoyed Eclipse. I should probably preface this "review" with the fact that it's been years since I last read Eclipse. I don't recall all the specifics from the book, so I can't speak to how close they stuck to the book. However, there were several scenes that I know they got right.
Anyway here are my initial impressions on Eclipse as posted via Twitter this morning:
Eclipse impressions #1 Acting - Gets better and better! K Stewart = less annoying, Rpatz= less creepy, Taylor Lautner = best part of movie!
Eclipse Impressions #2: Cullens - all look slightly less weird. Except for Emmett, what did they do to his hair?!
Eclipse Impressions # 3: Sparkles - Minimal
Eclipse Impressions # 4: Edwards Hair - Sans rats nest!
(In response to @kmont's comment: Maybe they thought it was time for Edward's hair to get a little competition? A hair-off?)
Eclipse Impressions # 5: TEAM JACOB. Seriously Jacob was fab in this movie.
Tara of 25 Hour Books also posted her thoughts on the movie. She said it stuck really close to the book. I also agree with liking the flashbacks/back stories on the Cullen's (I also liked the tribe history too!). I thought the first 2 movies when they did flashback they were a little ridiculous. These were more well done.
Overall, the best in the movie franchise so far, IMHO.