When the Twilight Saga began, I was promised a fight. Every great love triangle has one, and this series of books-turned-movies is supposed to have one, too. We have this little pickle that involves Edward (Robert Pattinson), the sparkly, dead-eyed vampire; Jacob (Taylor Lautner), the perpetually shirtless werewolf with a heart; and Bella (Kristen Stewart), the confused teenage girl who is out looking for love when she should really be preoccupied with say, getting into a good college. No need for college though, when you’re looking to become a member of the undead.
The first two Twilight chapters have come and gone, and while fans have eaten up their broody teenness, those of us who came for the action have been left in the lurch. I, like any man who has enjoyed a good vampire or werewolf film, just want to see a really bloody battle in one of these movies. That would at least move them toward being marginally worthy of their inclusion in this Sunday’s Oscar night “horror” tribute. And we were given hope for the third movie, Eclipse, when Summit Entertainment hired 30 Days of Night director David Slade. Did you see his vampire movie? Lots of blood! It gets me giddy like a 15-year old girl who just touched RPattz’ hair.
Today, we see the first trailer — which Summit hath giveth, and I hath embedeth below — and it’s mostly just fan service. All of those broody teen superhumans (and unhumans) talking about how much they will fight, if the fight happens. It’s all very romantic, I suppose. Though, it would be nice if the damn fight would just start already. Here’s hoping that Mr. Slade is saving the bloodbath for a future trailer that will weird-out the MTV crowd. Fingers crossed.
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse is in theaters June 30, 2010. Full synopsis and new trailer are below.
In THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE, Bella once again finds herself surrounded by danger as Seattle is ravaged by a string of mysterious killings and a malicious vampire continues her quest for revenge. In the midst of it all, she is forced to choose between Edward and Jacob — knowing that her decision has the potential to ignite the struggle between vampire and werewolf. With her graduation quickly approaching, Bella is confronted with the most important decision of her life.