Archive for March, 2011

The Cavalcade’s review of Twilight: Eclipse

Posted in movies, reviews, Twilight, vampires with tags , , , on March 8, 2011 by Paxton

Twilight Eclipse

So, despite the fact I am constantly speaking out against this entire series, I continue to watch the movies. I’m committed at this point. For better or worse, I’m finishing the series. I originally spoke out about the books while I reviewed the first movie here. I watched and reviewed the second ridiculous movie, New Moon, here.

So after the debacle that was the second movie, I was actually excited to see the third movie because the trailer looked good. And what I mean by that is that I didn’t hate the trailer on sight. It looks like they decided to push the whole Bella/Edward nonsense to the back and focus on a new vampire who is creating a vampire army to take on the Cullens.  It looked, well, if not good, then at least interesting. Let’s take a quick look at that trailer to freshen our memories and to give you the state my head was at when I watched this movie.

See, not too bad…considering what has come before.  And I kept hearing from people that this is the best Twilight movie.  However, now that I think about that, I’m not really sure how great a compliment that is.  That’s like being the smartest guy in Special Ed.  But there looks to be some good vampire vs werewolf action, Jacob has that great line about “…killing some vampires” and the new vampire army walking slowly out of the lake.  Not bad, Twilight.  Not bad.

Anyway, in light of this trailer, I recently convinced my wife to sit down with me and watch the third movie (she hated the first two). I’m going to try to keep my review spoiler free.  Here we go.

F**K. THIS. MOVIE.

I hope that’s clear and concise enough to everyone involved in making and writing the movie.  F**K. THIS. MOVIE.  It’s terrible.  That trailer up above?  It’s the second trailer.  I should have watched the first trailer.  In a quick 1:40 trailer you get the best 10 minutes of the movie.  The rest of the nearly 2 hours is taken up with Bella/Edward bullsh*t.  The big Cullen vampires/Wolf Pack battle with the vampire army didn’t happen until like an hour and forty minutes in.  Yeah, for AN HOUR AND FORTY MINUTES I had to watch the sappy EMO melodrama that is Bella with her ENORMOUS two front teeth and hipster Edward who looks like he never washes his hair.  I actually hated this movie MORE than New Moon.  It’s going to be really hard to sit down to watch Breaking Dawn.  I just can’t take anymore Bella and Edward.  Plus, Dakota Fanning and the Volturi only show up in 2 scenes.  And no Michael Sheen.  What’s the point?

So to the entire Twilight franchise, but especially this movie.  F**K YOU and everything you’ve done to the lore and myth of the vampire.

Pattinson pissing on Lugosi's grave

Oh, my wife’s review was something like, “…the only part of the movie I liked was when Jacob took his shirt off.”

So there you go.

I’m going to watch the last movie (Or two, since I hear the fourth is supposed to be in two parts a la Harry Potter)  but only out of stubborn obligation.

Awesomeness Elsewhere – Mar 4, 2011

Posted in blogging with tags on March 4, 2011 by Paxton

The Quick and the Dead
It’s been a good week.  Hope everyone else has had a good one also.

Here’s some of my other goings on around the Internets:

– I talk about a few of the notable DVD/Blu-Ray releases this week on Strange Kids Club including 3 movie sequels I had no idea existed and a PG-13 version of Showgirls.

– I’ve been reading a bunch of western novels lately so this week on Held Over is Western Week.  I looked at 5 ads for westerns including The Quick and the Dead, Quigley Down Under and Lust in the Dust.