After debuting this morning on the Oprah show with a Skype intro from Dakota Fanning, the second and final trailer for The Twilight Saga: Eclipse is now available on the show's website. Additionally, it will be making its way online to Summit's Facebook and MySpace pages tonight, in advance of the 8:15 PM ET live video chat at both with Bryce Dallas Howard, Nikki Reed, and Julia Jones.
We're happy to see that the trailer includes lots of new scenes from the upcoming movie. Read on for our detailed scene-by-scene analysis of the year's most anticipated trailer. And if you want to watch the trailer (again), click here.
The trailer opens with the official Summit logo, followed by a panoramic view over a Forks forest. If you look carefully, you'll probably see the famous "'spider monkey" tree Edward and Bella clambered up in Twilight.
Cut to a scene in the high school parking lot involving Edward, Jacob, and Bella. Jacob strides up all "check-out-my-perfectly-formed-arms," and rather than stare at said arms, Bella says, "Jacob, what are you doing?"
Cut to Edward looking less than impressed before Jacob replies to Bella, "I'm here to warn you." Warn her about what? The fact that Victoria's on the rampage? That werewolves are dangerous? Or that she has really bad hair? We're guessing it's the latter; after all, if Jacob's looking his best, Bella has to, right?
"Just leave, now," comes Edward's boot-shaking reply. "She has a right to know," implores Jacob. "What?" asks Bella, while looking like a pale imitation of an eskimo. Things are heating up now — it looks like this is the first confrontation between the boys, and the first time Bella asks a stupid question. Care to make a wager on how many more times this character flaw will rear its ugly head?
Cut to a view of what can only be the Seattle skyline, as Edward's voiceover says, "We've been tracking the situation in Seattle for a while..." Tracking what in Seattle, wonders the audience. Newborns, by any chance? Nice move, Summit — 20 seconds in and we've already seen romance and a hint of trouble. It's looking better than New Moon already.
"...unexplained disappearances," continues Edward, as we get a glimpse of Victoria's plaything Riley, played by saga newcomer Xavier Samuel, running for his life down a dark, wet road. He looks behind him, so we automatically know this won't end well. Who does that these days? Doesn't he know it's a recipe for death? He's about to find out, as a super-fast creature slams into him, he yells, then falls to the floor in agony. Yeah, you're a vampire now dude, deal with it.
Cut to Edward, who is still talking, as he finally finishes his sentence with the word "killings." Bella looks worried for a second, before we're back to the action, and what looks to be a vampire feeding frenzy, complete with abandoned cars and fire. If we didn't know any better, we'd say it was a scene from 30 Days of Night. Could it be the same director? Oh, wait...
A-ha! The Cullens! Specifically, Jasper, Emmett, and Carlisle. "Someone's creating an army," says Daddy Cullen, much to the astonishment of everyone around him. Peter Facinelli looks like he's been working out since we last saw him in New Moon ... wonder if he's been bench-pressing some werewolves in his spare time? Whatever the reason, he looks badass.
Bella weighs in with the obvious "An army of vampires?" right before we see just that — an army of mean-looking vampires scrambling over some stacked up logs in a yard of some sort, that's also conveniently situated next to a lake. And who's leading them?
None other than Riley himself! He stands with his back to the camera, before turning and giving the world a glimpse at his perfectly formed facial features. Could this new Australian actor give Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner a run for their money? He's certainly got the right look for the female majority of fans, and we're betting he'll have a Twilighter-approved nickname soon ... maybe Xavey?
"They're coming here," says Alice, in a voice that implies she's a bit scared, even though she's a vampire. Note the prominently displayed Cullen Crest choker, and the awesome golden contact lenses. David Slade knows his stuff.
Uh-oh, Carlisles's talking to Jacob, warning of him of the "ugly fight and lives lost." "We're in..." promises young Mr. Black. Doesn't he have to check with his pack before committing them to a possible death-by-vampire? Or is it a magic mind-melding moment? Ready or not, the wolves are out in force, as the shot cuts to the pack advancing menacingly. You wouldn't want to be a bloodsucker in this fight.
"As long as we get to kill some vampires," quips Jacob, while doing that thing where he looks at Edward but doesn't in case it starts a big fight and he gets thrown across the room. Edward, who clearly doesn't miss a thing, picks up on the inflection and gives the teen wolf a golden-eyed death-stare. Oh, the tension!
Now for a shot that pans over that rather large lake, where the newborns are holed up. Or under, as we soon learn. Riley's head bobs above the surface, before we see him and his gang of goons emerging from the water.
Wow, Riley looks mean — meaner than Edward's ever looked. Could it be that the indestructible icicle has finally met his match? If you've read the books, you'll know the answer to that question.
"From the worldwide bestseller" appears on screen, y'know, just in case you didn't know the movie was based on a book. And now look! It's the Volturi! Felix, Jane, Alec, and Demetri are all pensively looking out at something really interesting, as Demetri claims, "It's time." "Yes it is," confirms Jane. Ooh, is something evil-a-brewin'?!
It appears it is, as some awesome score music kicks in and we see the Cullens and the newborns running at each other like Olympic sprinters. There's a quick glimpse of Jasper and Carlisle doing the super-speed thing, before we see ... wait for it ...
... a close-up of Jasper, as he yells in fanged fury. Jackson Rathbone fans, rejoice: He has something to do! And it looks important! We won't comment on his hair, because, well, we can't think of anything nice to say.
"The motion picture phenomenon" is the next piece of information we see, which is obviously Summit's way of letting us know just how much money Twilight and New Moon raked in. Enter the wolves as they launch themselves at the newborn vampires, intent on ripping them to shreds, and executing a cool roll while they're at it. The wolves look big and feral, and less Lassie-like than they did in New Moon. Props to the CGI department for the improvement.
"The world is waiting for," says the white text, conveniently placed before an image of what can only be BELLA'S ENGAGEMENT RING. We can hear the "OMFG" cry of millions of fans, as they watch Edward present his one true love with a ring and a smile. For some reason, Bella doesn't look as overjoyed as you think she might. Is she nervous? Too young? Or maybe it's her pesky feelings for Jacob getting in the way.
We then see Jacob smashing his fist into his motorbike, in what must be a case of Bella-induced anger. But it doesn't focus on him for too long, as Victoria is suddenly in sight, running along the trees in the forest and being pursued by a Cullen, perhaps? Jasper, is that you moving too fast for us to see? Guess we'll have to wait until the movie's out to clarify that one.
Here it is! The mandatory shot of a topless Taylor Lautner. Look at his buff-ness, ladies. He blows Robert Pattinson's physique out of the water, right? We bet this particular scene will have theater audiences swooning in their seats.
We get another quick look as the Volturi quartet removing their hoods in the forest clearing before Victoria is back on screen, and up a snow-covered tree. Fans will breathe a sigh of relief at the presence of cold weather and snow, because it means the "Fire and Ice" chapter will be accurate. Edward and Bella look up at Victoria high in the tree, before Edward hits it with such force that it falls down. With Victoria still in it. Ha, take that, you nasty vampire!
Cut to the last shot of the wolves taking down the newborns, and a particularly large brown wolf with a row of sharp teeth. If it's supposed to be Jacob, he looks a little different than when we last saw him in wolf form. Whoever it is, the vampire he lands on will be toast for sure.
We're at the end, and back to the official Twilight Saga: Eclipse logo. Was that enough to satisfy your thirst? It's the best saga trailer so far, and showcases some awesome effects and action scenes. Roll on June 30th!