Fans Get to See Eclipse and Get a Surprise Visit and Eclipse Review

Last night visitors to Twilight fansites got to see a preview of Eclipse right across from where the cast was taping the Jimmy Kimmel show. Well, here’s what happened according to some of the Lexicon’s representatives:

Pam’s reaction:

“Thank you soooo much!!! We had Dakota, Peter, Elizabeth and I think Xavier in person show up at the theater.

Rob, Kristen and Taylor were on a live feed at the Jimmy Kimmel show (which is across the street from the Chinese 6). Someone shouted, “Rob come here” and he repeated it so they heard us!!! We were about 15 minutes or so into the movie when the screen went blank… and they said there was some difficulties and them Jimmy K. shows on our screen. That’s when they introduced R, K and T…. then the others came out in front of the audience.

Thanks again for a very memorable night!!!! Can’t wait to see this movie again and again!!!”

Clair’s reaction:

“It was great; you’re going to love it!! Thanks SO much @twilightlexicon for the opportunity to see Eclipse tonight. *HUGS* @DAVID_A_SLADE You are a genius, sir. I bow to you!!! Thank you for making such an AMAZING film. XO.”

After the cast visit and the shout out from the Kimmel show fans from various fansites and their webmasters got to see the movie. Alphie gave her review of Eclipse about two weeks ago, which the rest of the admin team agrees with. We got to see the movie on Friday in IMAX. Here’s what other fans had to say coming out of the show (done under the cut to save people who are trying to be spoiler free)

Matt Britton of Twilight Source: “Just saw Eclipse! It was epic on so many levels. The best film so far. The fight scenes were perfect! Now bed time..”

Amanda Bell of Twilight Examiner: “Eclipse was made for and with Twilight fans in mind. When David Slade said it was our love letter, he was telling the truth. Most shockingly delightful #Eclipse performance award goes to Kellan Lutz. Well done. The big three were impeccable. Kristen was so so good. Rob was very convincing, and Taylor was outstanding. about 4 hours ago via webJackson was amaaaaaazing. Also, he and Ashley had insane chemistry in this one. You know what? I can’t think of anyone who didn’t kill it.”

Kimmy of His Golden Eyes: “Acting has improved. Edward/Bella scenes = amazing. Even if you are team Edward x100 theres a Jacob scene that will make you teary.The wigs were fine. Last thing I’ll say: Perfect blend of action and romance. :)”

Alison of TwiFans: “I just wanted to let every1 know that there were no cheesy moments in Eclipse. No joke. There are laughs, but never cheese in Eclipse. Flashbacks so freaking cool. Wish Rosalie’s was longer cause it was so good. Wolves look awesome. Bella & Jacob wolf interaction was so sweet. Renee & Bella scene made me tear up. I was surprised by that.”

Pel Twilight Lexicon: “I’m not really an IMAX person. I thought oh no, I’m going to have a raging headache after this. Well, having seen it in IMAX…GO SEE IT IN IMAX…OMG…amazing visuals, and the acting. There isn’t a single weak link. Everyone kicked it up a notch!”

Kaleb Nation of Twilight Guy: “Just got out of Eclipse! I loved “Twilight” but Eclipse is now my FAVORITE.
Edward vs. Victoria was an EPIC VAMP BATTLE!”

Britten of Twilight Moms: ” Jackson/Ashley dripped with awesome sauce. Taylor was outstanding in New Moon but he is takes it 10 levels higher in Eclipse.”

Heidi of Twilight Facebook: “Let me just say you guys will LOVE Eclipse”

Lauren, Twilight Facebook: “Just got out of ‘Eclipse’! It was AMAZING. Thank you @DAVID_A_SLADE for really bringing out the best of this book and movie.”

Comments

  1. You guys are so lucky-you all got to see the movie!
    I’m actually hyperventilating after reading all the amazing reviews here! I simply CANNOT wait for June 30th!I’m picturing it all im my head already- the tent scene,Edward n Victoria’s battle, d newborns tearing up, the leg hitch…all I can say is Wow.

  2. Michelle R says:

    this is a common mistake everyone’s making because she looked SO different last night but It was in fact Bryce Dallas Howard who joined us along with Peter, Dakota, and Xavier..it was so nice to see all of them in person!!

  3. i heard the same glowing reviews bout New Moon but it suck and it had no legs at the box office. I dont see this as a improvement. It is going to get torched by the critics and poor Rob is going to be raked over the coals by the critics again. I feel sorry for him cause the critics were really really hard on his acting. I remember one critic saying his acting got worse as the movie went on. Kristen and Taylor were not to far behind either. This is going to get a D+ and i am being kind.

    • whatever91 says:

      I agree. New Moon also got the same reviews yet it was one of the most criticized films ever. On rottentomatoes.com, it had an even lower rating than ‘Twilight.’ As a fan, I loved both movies in their own way and I’m sure I’ll love Eclipse too. I wish the critics would cut Rob some slack because he really is a good actor. It’s just that when all you have to do is profess your undying love onscreen, it kinda limits your acting abilities and one comes off as a terrible actor. I hope that Rob,Kristen and Taylor get the praise they deserve.

      HOWEVER, there’s one part that wasn’t there in the early New Moon reviews. It says here that there’s no cheese! Yaayy! Less cheese means less chance for non-fans to make fun of it. Not that I care others’ opinion but I hate to see the series being bashed for the wrong reasons.

  4. UNFAIR… that they are allowing some people to see it early (other then the critics that usually get their own special earlier screening)… Either release it for all… or make all fans wait for it’s official release.

    It’s not fair I have to wait to see Victoria loose her head and other’s did not.

  5. Not asking for spoilers, but please tell me that Edward and Bella fans have something to look forward too in this movie! I really can’t take another Jacob love-fest.

    • I agree, they keep making Edward seem hot headed and out of control which is nothing like the books. Even when he’s seething he behaves like the mature hundred something vamp he is…

      • Okay, I’ve heard from others and they say that the E/B scenes are amazing. I’m happy now, crisis averted.

  6. i like having to wait for it… so when i watch the cast on the tv talk shows amd they keep showing bits i havent seen i get all excited… and my mom and i have a tradition of buying the midnight tickets as soon as possible and her putting on her team jacob shirt and me putting on my team edward and arguing about who is better… and everyone thinking we r crazy for seeing a movie in the middle of the night lol :)

  7. went to jimmy kimmel q and A and all i have to say is that rob is the most beautiful man out there and he is so shy!!! It was so amazing seeing the hole team there go team Edward and thanks jimmy for a memorie that will never go away

  8. Catelynn Rebecca says:

    As said before me, im not asking for a spolier but just ONE yes or no question.

    - Did the scene where Emmett say’s ”fall down again Bella” appear in the movie, and do we get to see rosalie’s story?

    Please, someone answere me :)

    • I don’t know about the Emmett line. (I hope it’s in there one of my favorite Emmett moments.) But if you read Alison of TwiFans review she says Rosalies story is there & it was amazing she wishes it were longer. I know Jasper’s story is also going to be in there.

    • YES & YES! :)

    • I never saw it but in a review that came out when people saw it on Oprah, one of them said that the “I punched a werewolf” line is in the movie!

  9. OMG! That’s soo not fair! I’m already all excited with just reading the reviews(: I know its gonna be amazing! But y make only some of us wait that long to see it??

    Either way I’m excited thoo.

    Team Edward(:

  10. I guess what irritates me is how they market this whole thing as ‘Bella’s big choice’. In the book, there is NEVER a real choice. She keeps saying it over and over in the book. She may have feelings for Jacob, but there IS NO CHOICE. Edward is it. I know they have to play up the drama for the movie, but it does irritate me. To be honest, they’ve made Jacob ALOT more likable in the movie for me, which is probably so it seems like she is more torn. In the book I saw no reason for her to even have feelings for him, honestly. He was immature, petulant, and too aggressive. At least movie Jacob doesn’t make me want to punch his lights out every time I see him. I had to grit my way through his POV in Breaking Dawn, and I would done more than punch him in Eclipse. I know they have to play up the triangle for the movie, but it still irritates me, because book Bella was very sure in what she wanted, despite there being another option. There was never any real question about which one she would choose. She knew who she couldn’t live without.

    • Romance Fan says:

      I so agree!! I’ve been very worried about the direction they’ve given Rob for portraying Edward, especially after seeing the Edward-confronts-Jacob-after-Jacob-kisses-Bella scene, which I view to be entirely out of character for Edward. I’m sure I’ll enjoy the film, but book Edward is confident and loving, not petulant and unsure of himself. I know that changes have to be made when translating book to film, but not changes to a character’s essence.

      • totaltwitard says:

        i totally agree with you on this, when i saw Edward freaking out on Jacob after he kissed Bella i was like “wow that’s totally not Edward’s character!” but i suppose the books will always just be better then the movies lol

    • Twilight_News says:

      I hate to tell you this but there was always a choice and Stephenie Meyer said that at the time that the book came out. It was a real choice in Bella’s head between two real options that each had their good and bad points, and no matter which she chose someone was going to get hurt, and that real love is frequently messy and people get hurt and do the hurting.

    • Also, the clip they showed at the end of the MTV Movie Awards was kinda wrong-when Bella took off with Jake on his bike and left Edward there. She just wouldn’t do that.

  11. Mallory says:

    how’d you get pick to see the film?

    • If you were going to be in LA during June 14 then you could apply through various Twilight fansites including Twilight Lexicon and they picked random people to be able to see it.

  12. You guys are really really lucky!!!! I have to wait a little more to see Eclipse, but after reading these amazings reviews I just can’t wait!!! I’m desperate to see the Edward/Victoria fight scene!!

  13. Team JACOB!! Although i love all three K,R & T =)

  14. OMG I was there too!! I had tix for the Kimmel show and they sent me an email that morning saying to come earlier to watch Eclipse!! i freaked out! The movie was sooooo good! Im so please with it and it has seriously exceeded my expectations. Tent scene, golden bed, and the JB and B kiss were so better to watch than imagine! I feel like im on cloud nine haha. Im major team Edward but couldnt help being sad for jacob :( romance and action in this movie is UHHHmazing! After the show i got to see the whole cast at a question and answer segmant outside as well. Such an awesome experience!

  15. Yea I think you should let everyone be able to
    see the permire I live in Arizona and would Love
    to see the premier it’s not fair at all!!!

  16. I can’t wait, I’m seeing the midnight show with my girls and then IMAX the next day….so far all I have seen are positive reviews but I’m sure the catty bunch at Dr. cullen’s Love Shack will tear it apart because it doesn’t meet their ‘precious’ standards, whatev!!!! I’m going to like it no matter what!

  17. Myra Martinez says:

    OMG! I WAS THEIR AT THE JIMMY KIMMEL SHOW. I THOUGHT THAT WAS SO COOL THEY DID THAT FOR YOU GUYS. I ALSO SAW A SCREENING OF THE MOVIE RIGHT BEFORE THE JIMMY KIMMEL TAPING. THE MOVIE WAS GREAT!

  18. OMG! I am so effing jealous that you guys already seen Eclipse. I will be released in DUbai on the 8th of July.

    Anyway, just so curious, who do you think will win the Best Kiss Award next year? Will it be Bella/Edward or Bella/Jacob? =)

  19. Moonbeam says:

    AC42: Pretty sure the big choice Bella’s making is whether or not to die, leave her family behind and become a blood-thirsty vampire who can never go out in the sun. It’s the way they’re marketing it anyhow.

  20. TwilightEclipsex333 says:

    what about the proposal? And the tent scene? The scene before the proposal? Is it hot? And are we going to see bellas wedding dress? Hope so..
    Thanks for answering..
    TwilightEclipsex333

  21. i think it’s not fair to us

  22. Rachelle says:

    I’m actually a little shocked at all the whining going on. Can’t you guys be happy for the fans who got to see it early instead of complaining that it’s not fair? It’s very immature behavior. Just about every movie has a sneak peak, and not everyone is allowed in. We are all excited about the movie and would have loved to have been there, but wanting to be there doesn’t make it unfair. Just be glad that some appreciative fans got to see it and are gracious enough to share their reviews.

    I’m so glad to hear those of you who got to see it enjoyed it. I’ve really been looking forward to the flashbacks and the bonfire, so to hear that they were well done is exciting. I’m also looking forward to seeing how they are going to tie the music into the movie. Two more weeks! Yay!

    • I agree! It was a give-away/contest. Some people won, some didn’t, the same thing is happening with the red carpet. People should be happy for those who got to go, not crying “unfair”.

      • Rachelle says:

        Thanks, Jodi. It makes me feel bad for all the people who are so excited that they got this opportunity, and all they see is people being so angry that THEY didn’t get the chance. Makes ME angry, lol. SEE! It rubs of, haha.

  23. Where can I find alphie’s review?

  24. I was really nervous for Eclipse but now after reading all these positive reviews I am hopeful. It’s making me so excited for Eclipse!!June 30th can not come fast enough.

  25. Thank you to Summit and the fan sites for making this fantastic evening happen for fans! We are all so very grateful for the experience.
    This is the first Twilight film where I didn’t feel something was missing and there was no cringing from cheesiness. The special effects and the sound effects keep getting better too! Fans are going to be very happy.
    Thank you to the Twilight Examiner for making this special evening happen for me.

  26. I would like to know why only some fan sites were invited and how we get on the list. I mean, our forum has over 7,000 members. It’s not like it went up overnight.

  27. I still don’t like how they made Edward into this raging maniac. Also i just watch a interview with Taylor and he is talking about Jacobs last scene in the movie and he said he is laying on the bed and hurt from the newborn fight and he is BEGGING BELLA FOR ONE LAST CHANCE. Jacob does not beg Bella in the book. He accepts her choice. Plain and simple. MR sucks

  28. Jennifer says:

    I am so happy for the people who was able to see the movie early.
    I am so excited to see it but I wish it wouldn’t have been made so soon after New Moon. I’m going to be sad after Breaking Dawn.
    Me, and my friends also have a tradition of going to the midnight showing, me in my Edward gear. It is so much fun.
    I am a huge Team Edward fan. I’m not happy about them changing his character in the movie. He seems so aggressive in the previews. In the book he was calm, and loving.
    I read again Eclipse to get ready for the movie. I didn’t remember Bella so torn at the end. Probably because I’ve tried to block that part out of my mind. I know throughout the whole book she knew she couldn’t live without Edward. But I sill didn’t like it that she fell in love with Jake. And he was also her soulmate. It’s almost like she is stuck with Edward because she knows she can’t live without him. I don’t mean to offend any Jacob fans…but I’m not a fan of Jake. He is so aggressive, obnoxious, and a jerk in the books, mostly Eclipse.

    But anyway I am also so excited to see The rest of the Cullen family in the movie. I love Carlisle, and Emmett.

    • dude like after jake gets hurt at the end she goes to his house and tells him shes in love with him, and kisses him like 3 more times! she gets all retarded over jake at the end, and he tells her he just wants to be friends and doesnt want to bug her anymore.

      • What are you talking about in the Movie or the Book. Because in the book she does not kiss him in the mouth again she just kisses him on the cheek and he does not tell her he just wants to be friends. She basically tells him that she has chosen Edward and then she tells him if he wants her to come back just let her know. He is undecided about that and told her he will let her know. She is talking about coming back as his friend because she has already decided to marry Edward. I don’t know how you got that impression. You need to read the book again. I know that could not have happen in the movie because the people who saw it would have said something especially since the majority are Team Edward. They would have ran out of the theater screaming.

  29. I am so happy for the people who was able to see the movie early.
    I am so excited to see it but I wish it wouldn’t have been made so soon after New Moon. I’m going to be sad after Breaking Dawn.
    Me, and my friends also have a tradition of going to the midnight showing, me in my Edward gear. It is so much fun.
    I am a huge Team Edward fan. I’m not happy about them changing his character in the movie. He seems so aggressive in the previews. In the book he was calm, and loving.
    I read again Eclipse to get ready for the movie. I didn’t remember Bella so torn at the end. Probably because I’ve tried to block that part out of my mind. I know throughout the whole book she knew she couldn’t live without Edward. But I sill didn’t like it that she fell in love with Jake. And he was also her soulmate. It’s almost like she is stuck with Edward because she knows she can’t live without him. I don’t mean to offend any Jacob fans…but I’m not a fan of Jake. He is so aggressive, obnoxious, and a jerk in the books, mostly Eclipse.

    But anyway I am also so excited to see The rest of the Cullen family in the movie. I love Carlisle, and Emmett.

    • She can’t live without him. What more can be said. If she is so in love with Jacob all those “i can’t live without Edward” feelings would be over shadowed or lessen by her being totally in love with Jacob and i don’t think she would be feeling that way about Edward anymore. I would think she would want to give Jacob a chance. She can live without Jacob. She would cry but she would still get over him and move on. She cannot do that with Edward. She said everything in her world was about Edward. She may have enjoyed the kiss with Jacob but it did not take away her desire for Edward. At the end of Eclipse while he is kissing her she can’t even breath and she said blood was boiling in her veins. Jacob who? Jake never had that effect on her. Sorry for the long comment and i am totally for Edward like you are but i am so tired of these so call Team Jacob people thinking that Jacob is the love of her life when we all know he only touched a little of her heart.

  30. WOW! That’s so AWESOME! I can’t wait to see it here in Hawaii. Midnight show…so excited!

  31. Victoria says:

    LUCKY PPL!!!! I wish I could have seen it, BUT its only 2weeks away now, omg wish it would hurry up! So great to hear all the amazing positive reviews, and I have a feeling it will b the best of the 3. I cant wait 2c the Victoria/Edward fight, proposal, leg hitch, final battle with the Cullens, and Xavier, our Aussie boy as Riley. BRING IT ON! GO TEAM VICTORIA! xxx

  32. Wow! reading the reviews, I can’t wait to see it though have to wait till July 8 over here…

  33. lizzyyloverr says:

    i was at the q&a too! Ashley is the prettiest and rob is so darn cute !!! kristen sounds girlier in person. just to warn everyone, jersey shore does a spoof called friggin twilight. sort of bothered me. Anyways, the whole cast are down to earth people!!

  34. Iam really looking forward to seeing this movie. I can’t wait!!!!

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  36. I was there. I know you’re all totally jealous. I just hope they got a nice shot of me in the audience for the show, which is going to be aired next Wednesday at 10:00. Look for a dude with a beard. That’s me. :-)

    PS, the movie was great. It was 10 times better than New Moon and Twilight. It had a great balance of romance, fighting, and humor. There weren’t any awkward horrible acting scenes like in Twilight or even New Moon. It was VERY well done.

  37. Whoa, These Ppl R Like Totally Lucky. Wow, I REALLY Wish I Would’ve Been Able To Gooo!!!!

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