2 Great Reviews of “Eclipse” and “New Moon” From a Male Perspective
In these 2 videos posted by the folks over at Twilight Lexicon, Â Mark Kermode Â and Mayo of BBC 5 Live gives a succinct and and well thought out review of Eclipse and New Moon and why he finds value in these movies from a male perspective. An interesting point he makes is when he said :
“Essentially what itâ€™s doing is itâ€™s taking the vampire story back to its gothic romance roots, which I think is very interesting. Itâ€™s a melodrama in the best possible sense. Remember that gothic romances came out of that melodramatic tradition, and actually I think that this criticism thatâ€™s been added by some people â€“ â€˜Oh, sheâ€™s a mopey heroin, she just moansâ€™ â€“ is completely wrong. Actually, the whole story is about her emotional state, and we got to a point where weâ€™ve forgotten that having stories that are based on peoplesâ€™ emotional states, is perfectly legitimate. In fact, itÂ is the defining factor and in the end, the whole story is about the choices she makes and who she chooses to be and which world she feels secure in . . .”
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