MTV’s Movies Blog has posted their suggestions on what Eclipse can do to appeal to a wider audience. I love some of these ideas:
Amp up the Bella and Edward romance
“Twilight” established the potent romance between Bella and Edward, but “New Moon” sacrificed much of the chemistry for the sake of Bella’s growing bond with Jacob. Granted, the reason why Edward was mostly absent during “New Moon” was because he broke up with Bella and was moping around in an apartment for months on end, but Chris Weitz forgot to reestablish why exactly Bella and Edward were so in love. With “Eclipse,” we hope David Slade explores their connection, especially with so many fans jumping ship to Team Jacob after seeing Taylor Lautner’s abs.
Have fun with it
Some of the best parts of “New Moon” were when screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg and director Chris Weitz let loose and had fun with the film. “Face Punch,” anyone? (This I consider a stroke of genius. I expect a “Face Punch” movie poster for Chanukah.) Flying Virgin America to Italy? Jessica’s commentary on zombie films? If “Eclipse” doesn’t take itself too seriously and doesn’t hold itself too close to the book, it could turn out to be not only a great movie for “Twilight” fans, but a great film in general.
Check out their other suggestions here.