As a film and as an adaptation of Stephanie Meyer’s bestselling tween romance novels, Eclipse’s director, David Slade, most certainly out-did either of his predecessors. While the love story remains intact to satisfy Nat’s need for any angsty werewolf/vampire/human love triangle, Matt appreciated the clear effort taken to attract a male audience by adding a dark and more violent visual style, that was clearly riffing on actual horror elements for the first time in the series.
Coming up next are Reviews of The Last Airbender, Predators and Inception!
After two movies of angsty interspecies romance, Jacob and Edward are forced to join together to protect Bella from the dangers of Victoria’s vampire army and the Vulturi. Watch what Kristen, Robert, Taylor, plus new cast members Bryce and Xavier have to say about their characters in Eclipse, and what director David Slade thinks about his contribution to the Twilight Saga!
Let’s preface this review with the fact that Matt is quite possibly one of the biggest werewolf aficionado’s on the planet, having watched any and every lycanthropic-film in the last hundred years. And nothing but nothing compares to The Wolf-Man. Except, of course, The Wolfman. Faithful in all the right ways, and yet unafraid to weave a more complex storyline with more extreme Werewolf rampages, an even more foreign origin story, and an ending that will knock your socks off. Yes, that’s right, there’s a new Wolfman in Blackmoor, Chaney, and he can howl with the best of them.
Nearly 70 years after Lon Chaney Jr. first howled at the moon, Benicio Del Toro is slipping into his signature hair, ears and underbite to bring the classic Universal monster to life in Joe Johnston’s remake of The Wolf Man. With Anthony Hopkins, Hugo Weaving and Emily Blunt along for the ride, and the visual effects make-up artist behind The Howling and An American Werewolf in London, it looks like this remake has got some serious teeth.
We were both impressed with what this sequel was able accomplish over the first film in the Twilight franchise. With better action, better acting, and better direction all around, New Moon gave both Nat as a Twilight veteran, and Matt as a noob, much more than we were expecting.
After Nat got us both hooked on Bella and Edward’s story in 2008, we’ve been looking forward to a high-octane director’s take on the Werewolf curveball in New Moon, so check out what Kristen, Taylor and director Chris Weitz say we’re in store for!
Since we got all the goodies from Sony so late, we weren’t able to make a proper preview for Underworld, so we’ve incorporated a few words of wisdom from the cast and crew into our regular review style.
What did we think? Well, we knew what we were getting, not only because it’s a prequel and the story was already given away back in 2003, but because we know what to expect from an Underworld movie: Vampires and Werewolves taken deadly serious no matter how absurd the story. And we love it that way. Sure the second film in the series was an ungodly piece of crap, but hey, not everything is Lord of the Rings or Star Wars.
The behind the scenes goodies for â€œUnderworld: Rise of the Lycansâ€ were JUST released this morning, so weâ€™re really under the gun to put together a preview in time for it to be worth watching. Instead, weâ€™ll make a YourGeekNews.com exclusive sneak-peak video with two scenes from the movie included, and then weâ€™ll make a more in-depth review next week!