Tomorrow is the big day that all the Twi-hards have been lining up for. Starting at midnight tonight, you’ll finally be able to see The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, the third installment in the supernatural franchise about a love triangle between a vampire, a werewolf and a human. The superfans don’t need to be convinced, but those with only a casual interest might need a little cajoling. So here’s what the stars of the film have to say about why you might want to check out their movie.
Kristen Stewart, aka Bella Swan: “If you’re a fan of the books, obviously I don’t need to give you any clues or reasons why you should go see the movie. But for someone who hasn’t, I do feel that these movies stand alone. There’s a lot of backstory in each one of them, so you don’t need to see the other ones to understand this one. In this case, it’s a more mature look with the same dynamic. The love triangle is definitely at its height, and it comes to a conclusion as well. It ends here, and that’s been building up over the whole series. Also, it has more action than the other movies, just because of the story, and we have different vampires, and everyone is trying to kill Bella again, and they all battle and stuff. For non-Twilight fans, it definitely is a more dynamic movie.”
Robert Pattinson, aka Edward Cullen: “I don’t know what to say to people. It’s become so big. It’s become part of the cultural environment. For the first and second one, I knew exactly what to say to people. If you don’t know what the story is by now, then you’ve probably never been to the cinema before. How about, ‘Why not go to the cinema for once?’ I don’t know. If you’re a fan of it, there are a lot of things that plays into what the fans of the series want. If you’ve never seen them before, a lot of people who have seen it tell me that it’s the most accessible of the three. It’s a solid story, by itself, and it’s more of a sort of action film. When I was watching Twilight the other day, I realized that you do need to read the book to get it.”
Taylor Lautner, aka Jacob Black: “If you like the first and second movies, then you are definitely going to like this movie. If you haven’t seen the first or second movies, you’re still going to like it. It basically takes everything – the romance, the action, the suspense, the danger, everything in the first two movies – and times it by five, in this one. It’s by far my favorite movie. It’s exciting. It’s very dangerous. They’re at war the entire time, but you still have that romance, and it’s elevated because this is the height of the triangle. Edward and Jacob are forced to team up together and protect Bella from Victoria and Riley, who are after her. That was a very long way of telling you why you should see this movie. You should just see the movie.”