Preview review: 'The Twilight Saga: Eclipse' teaser
We know the "Twilight" craze is huge, but somehow we were still shocked Wednesday when the Internet began buzzing about a new trailer for the highly anticipated upcoming installment in the "Twilight" series: "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse." We logged on to YouTube to see what all the fuss was about, and discovered a mere 10 coveted seconds from the film, out in June.
In the film, Bella (played, of course, by Kristen Stewart) must again choose between the love she has for hunky vampire Edward (Rob Pattinson) or her friendship for the newly buffed-up werewolf Jacob (Taylor Lautner).
The tiny clip emphasizes this eternal struggle well, beginning with Edward and Bella embracing in a flower-filled field. Cut to the embattled lovers lying face to face, as Edward tells Bella: "I know the consequences of the choice you're making."
I know tweens love this stuff, but for anyone else, the dialogue comes across as painfully cheesy.
Then there's Jacob standing on the rocky cliffs above a forest, and he's -- gasp! -- shirtless. "I'm gonna fight for you, until your heart stops beating," he tells Bella, who speaks no words throughout the entire clip though conveys a world of emotion through the tortured angst resonating on her face.
It's a look similar to the one we saw on stage at the Oscars this past weekend, as Stewart presented a montage of horror films alongside Lauter, looking herself quite horrified.
Our real question is: Twi-hards, was this teaser really enough to hold you until the film comes out in June, or are you anxious for more? Vote in our poll.
-- Amy Kaufman
Photo: Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart in "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse." Credit: Summit Entertainment