As lovely as The Twilight Saga: New Moon turned out to be, Twilight series producer Wyck Godfrey has delivered his opinion as to why The Twilight Saga: Eclipse will be the fan favorite of the three.
“[T]he word we’ve gotten is that it lives up to and exceeds people’s expectations,” he told IESB.net. “The hard thing about New Moon, for instance, was that, for the people that loved Jacob, they loved the movie, but Edward’s not in it much. Here’s a movie now where Edward is back in the picture, and it’s all about Bella and her choice between the two of them, and the conflict that arises out of that. It’s just got more drama than the other two books. There’s just more going on between her emotional state, but also the physical state and what’s happening with the Newborns. You feel like, all of a sudden, in this movie, all of the external dangers of the world are descending on Forks, and it’s on.”
Godfrey also explained that he thinks that Eclipse is more guy-friendly than the others because “it has more genre elements than New Moon and Twilight” but also promised that “it’s the most emotionally potent of the three, so we haven’t betrayed our core audience, who really are going for the romance because it’s heartbreaking.”
What was the phrase David Slade used? Ah, yes . . . “a great state of balance.” Indeed, fans have been inundated with the concept that this film is action-packed and thusly suitable for a broader audience (not that the Saga really needs any more fans, we are aplenty), but it’s nice to hear Godfrey’s words about the “romance” and “emotional potency” of the movie as well, isn’t it? The truth of the matter is that Wyck Godfrey’s right. The film does lend itself to a bigger audience but it is very truthful to the story, and the seemingly universal fan reaction coming off of it so far is that it has matched and exceeded expectations . . . and it’s only a matter of days before the world gets to weigh in on that!
Source : Twilight Examiner