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June 29, 2010

Eclipse Reviews on our CGI Wolves

Kirk Honeycutt - Hollywood Reporter
Speaking of the wolf pack, the CG wolves, huge creatures whose ferocity fails to mask their tenderness, are very cool, and the fight at the climax among wolves, vampires and one poor human is no letdown. It delivers the goods without overstaying its welcome, which is more than can be said about most CG movie fights."

Peter Debruge - Variety
"Visual effects have improved considerably, with no fewer than 11 companies working on everything from Edward's sparkling skin to CG wolves that realistically blend with live-action characters. A scene of Bella side-by-side with canine Jacob feels perfectly plausible, but nothing beats the sight of vampires and werewolves going at it in the climactic battle. If anything, the digital work outshines the other departments, with bad makeup, lifeless wigs and creepy contacts being the elements that disrupt the fantasy."

Betsy Sharkey - LA Times
"Anyone worried about the fate of Bella, Edward, Jacob and the rest of the "Twilight" gang after the moody blues of movie No. 2 can breathe a sigh of relief. "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" is back with all of the lethal and loving bite it was meant to have: The kiss of the vampire is cooler, the werewolf is hotter, the battles are bigger and the choices are, as everyone with a pulse knows by now, life-changing.... The action comes in fast and furious waves. Having the werewolves getting their fur ruffled helps since your typical vampire battle is basically a bloodless sport."

Liam Lacey - Globe and Mail Update
"The climactic sequence, involving close-combat-trained vampires and leaping gigantic wolves in a forest glade, is fierce and efficiently brisk. The CGI work is the best so far in the series (the wolves look both menacing in action and cuddly in repose). With the bigger story and more fully developed relationships than the previous films, this is the first Twilight film that feels like a real movie in its own right, not just a spin-off from a mass literary cult."

Laremy Legel - Film.com
"The action in Eclipse is strong to quite strong, the wolves look great -- their transformation is potent CGI -- plus the violence is quick and brutal."

Steven Rea - Philly.com
"So there's the conflict in Twilight: Eclipse , and the excuse for the climactic rumble in the woods in which the newborns, all cool and sinister, square off against a wary alliance of vampires and wolves. (The wolves, CG creatures twice the size of the human actors, are pretty awesome.)"


Posted by dschnee at June 29, 2010 10:27 AM