UNIVERSAL CITY, California — Take a deep breath, sit down and get ready for some news that might make you angry, folks: Somebody out there in the world has seen [movie id=”420622″]”Eclipse”[/movie] — and it’s not you.
“I just saw it two days ago,” a hot new film reviewer who simply bills himself as “The Fatch” told us Sunday at the MTV Movie Awards. “To see that movie [was amazing]; it exceeded all my expectations.”
OK, in case you haven’t figured it out yet, “The Fatch” is actually Peter Facinelli. And he saw the film because he has one key advantage over ordinary people like ourselves: He plays family patriarch Dr. Carlisle Cullen in the “Twilight” films. So, needless to say, he’s got a few strings he can pull from time to time.
“I love the battle sequence,” Facinelli said of his favorite scene in the movie, a briefly-glimpsed-in-the-trailers climax that has Jasper, Emmett, Alice and the rest throwing down alongside werewolves as they take on a ravenous army of newborn vampires. “I’ve got to tell ya — seeing the whole Cullen tribe just roll up their sleeves and go to town? That’s pretty exciting.”
It’s no secret that the “Twilight” stars love the MTV Movie Awards and have annually made the trek — not just to pick up some Golden Popcorn, but also to re-energize themselves with a powerful reminder of why they’re working so hard on this massive franchise. According to Facinelli, Sunday was another lesson on why it’s time to get to work promoting “Eclipse” and then dive right into “Breaking Dawn” madness.
“It’s all the fans. I mean, I’m humbly overwhelmed by their support and love of these movies,” Facinelli marveled. “I hope they enjoy ’Eclipse’ just as much, if not more. It’s my favorite book of the series, and it was a high-water mark for me going in.”
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