Breaking Down The Twilight: Eclipse Trailer

The first trailer for Eclipse, the third film in Stephanie Meyer's asexual vampire series, "dropped" this morning. At first glance, there doesn't appear to be much we haven't already seen in the Twilight movies: a pale, brooding Edward (Robert Pattinson) earnest, shirtless Jacob (Taylor Lautner)...and a Bella so indifferent to the attentions of her two suitors she might as well be in suspended animation (Kristen Stewart).

See what I mean? Aside from the whole "Volturi don't give second chances" comment, pretty much every scene could have been lifted straight from either of the first two movies. This is obviously due to the overall high quality of the series itself, and not at all indicative of other issues like repetitive dialogue, glacial pacing, and boring characters.

But if you look more closely, you'll see just what it is that appeals to so many pre-adolescent girls and lonely housewives who thought The Bridges of Madison County could've used a few vampires.

0:12 -- Is this the Pacific Northwest?

Could be. Then again, could be Middle Earth.

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Peter Vonder Haar writes movie reviews for the Houston Press and the occasional book. The first three novels in the "Clarke & Clarke Mysteries" - Lucky Town, Point Blank, and Empty Sky - are out now.
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