Movie Review - 'Twilight: Eclipse' - Love In The Time Of Lycanthropy In this, the third installment of the Twilight franchise, broody, beautiful Bella must choose between two hunky, supernatural beings: Edward the pasty vampire and Jacob the shirtless werewolf. What, again?
NPR logo

'Eclipse': Love In The Time Of Lycanthropy

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/128164077/128197554" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
'Eclipse': Love In The Time Of Lycanthropy

Review

Movies

'Eclipse': Love In The Time Of Lycanthropy

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/128164077/128197554" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

MICHELE NORRIS, Host:

From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Michele Norris.

MELISSA BLOCK, Host:

And I'm Melissa Block.

W: Eclipse." They'll have to wait till midnight to see the film, but Bob Mondello can tell you all about it right now.

BOB MONDELLO: This time, it's war - or something.

(SOUNDBITE OF MOVIE, "THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE")

NORRIS: (as Edward Cullen) It started.

MONDELLO: Edward ended the last movie with a proposal of marriage, so everything's decided, right? Mm, not so much.

(SOUNDBITE OF MOVIE, "THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE")

NORRIS: (as Bella Swan) Edward.

NORRIS: (as Edward Cullen) If you ever touch her against her will again...

NORRIS: (as Bella Swan) Edward, don't do this here.

NORRIS: (as Jacob Black) She's not sure what she wants.

NORRIS: (as Bella Swan) Don't do this here.

NORRIS: (as Edward Cullen) Well, let me give you a clue, wait for her to say the words.

NORRIS: (as Jacob Black) Fine. And she will.

NORRIS: (as Bella Swan) Jacob, just go, okay?

MONDELLO: Chest-thumping aside, that newborn vampire army headed their way from Seattle means the werewolves and the vampires need to work together to defeat them. Mostly, this involves striking poses in the woods, snarling a lot and waiting a lot, also much bickering between Edward and Jacob in the school parking lot.

(SOUNDBITE OF MOVIE, "THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE")

NORRIS: (as Edward Cullen) He's checking to see if you're still human.

NORRIS: (as Jacob Black) Look, I'm here to warn you. If your kind come in our land again...

NORRIS: (as Edward Cullen) You should leave.

MONDELLO: Aging European aristocracy - Edward being 109 years old and downright Byronic - meets brawny all-American boy, Jacob - having apparently spent most of his 16 years in his tribe's gymnasium. Pasty, anemic Edward loves poetry and sitting in blossom-filled meadows. Virile Jacob likes hikes in the woods and sitting around campfires. I mean, sure, they'll be allies when the Germans - sorry, when the newborns threaten.

BLOCK: The film around them has pretty scenery, pretty people, pretty wolves and pretty broad winks at the audience, including a jokey male-bonding scene atop a mountain in a tent. Bella falls asleep between her two hunky boyfriends, and they talk about the pain of love till the sun comes up. All it needs is a herd of sheep outside.

MONDELLO: I'm Bob Mondello.

Copyright © 2010 NPR. All rights reserved. Visit our website terms of use and permissions pages at www.npr.org for further information.

NPR transcripts are created on a rush deadline by Verb8tm, Inc., an NPR contractor, and produced using a proprietary transcription process developed with NPR. This text may not be in its final form and may be updated or revised in the future. Accuracy and availability may vary. The authoritative record of NPR’s programming is the audio record.