The new Eclipse trailer had a big premiere, even by Twilight standards. The second new Eclipse trailer was technically posted online hours ago, but it had a big national premiere on Oprah. Twilight has reached the point where teasers, and any new footage, are as big a premiere event as the film itself. But the actual film will be quite an event anyway, as the June 30 release date gets that much closer. The new Eclipse trailer today was the latest milestone in that countdown – although it was unlike any teaser before it.
The first clip of the new film was released weeks ago, as it highlighted the latest Edward/Bella/Jacob developments. By viewing that teaser, one would think the movie was all about the love triangle – which is the main focus. Yet this new Eclipse trailer emphasized action, since this Twilight story has the most battle scenes of the series.
Along with Team Edward and Team Jacob’s final battle, Eclipse is also about the Cullens’ nemesis, Victoria, forming an army of vampires against them. The threat becomes so great that the vampires and werewolves have to form an alliance to defeat them, and to keep Bella safe. As the new Eclipse trailer shows, this leads to werewolves chomping evil vampires, lots of jumping around in trees, and Bella and Edward facing Victoria in the snow.
The Twilight romantic angles aren’t as prominent this time, but there are a few moments of Edward/Jacob tension, and one with Bella and Edward holding hands. In any case, Twi-hards got more than their share of romance in the first teaser, and will have more than enough of it from the movie.
This new Eclipse trailer shows off how different this third chapter will be. The third chapter of the saga has more fighting than ever, to go along with the large scale romantic fights. To reflect this balance, “30 Days Of Night” director David Slade is at the helm this time. In addition, it is the first Twilight movie to premiere in the action-oriented summer.
The teaser event was the biggest one yet for Twilight, since it got the Oprah treatment. She debuted the trailer at the end of her live show today, after talking via satellite with Dakota Fanning. The segments were a teaser for an all-Twilight Oprah on May 13, with Fanning being joined by the three stars of the saga.
E! Online says this is the last new Eclipse trailer before June 30, even though both teasers have only been 90 seconds long. But those on board don’t need to be sold anymore, and countless more Eclipse events are bound to come in the next two months.
For now, the new Eclipse trailer from today is bound to be heavily dissected. Team Edward and Team Jacob won’t have as much to swoon over, but like in the movie, both sides may have to put aside their differences for other things.
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