The Twilight Saga Eclipse Movie Review

The Twilight Saga Eclipse Movie Review


Wow! This new movie release is THE sequel in The Twilight Saga that finally sets the right pace, exhibiting a great mix of romance and fantasy.

Filmed in the mysterious, dark, tree-filled beauty and scene-stealing glory of British Columbia, this movie sequel with knock your socks off. With its Hollywood hunk, actor Taylor Lautner, who plays the perennially ripped and shirtless werewolf Jacob, heart throb Robert Pattison who plays a satisfyingly ethereal and dark, vampire Edward Cullen (even if you have to get past the pasty white face) and Kristen Stewart who plays the pensive Bella, torn between her romance with the werewolf and the vampire, Eclipse may be the box office movie of the year.

"Eclipse" will probably be Summit Entertainment’s most successful film yet. This movie offers so much that even guys might give up other movies to take some time to see this exciting sequel.

This third of the Twilight movies starts with a reminder of the basic premise of all of the movies. Bella is still “torn between two lovers”, Edward the vampire who, although having been a vampire for over a hundred years, still hasn’t gotten his high school diploma, and Jacob, the brawny Native American shapeshifter.

It picks up from there. The love triangle intensifies as nearby Seattle is hit by a wave of crime. There are numerous horrific murders and disappearances that clue the Cullen Clan into the fact that someone, some vampire, is building an army of newborn vampires. Newborn vampires are known for an insatiable thirst that causes them to be uncontrollably fierce, unlike older vampires, who have their vampirism down to more of a science.

The red haired, cat-like Victoria, played by Bryce Dallas Howard, is the leader of this frightening group. Her goal is to kill Bella as an act of vengeance against the Cullen family and especially Edward. This fearsome possibility brings about a strange alliance: Jacob and Edward band together to protect the woman they adore.

Director David Slade (“Hard Candy” and “30 Days of Night") seems to be responsible for much of Eclipse’s success. He establishes a movie that gives in to every dreamy teenaged girl’s fantasy of two hot guys being in love with her and even willing to fight to the death for her (albeit one is already dead!) and even manages to pull a little humor into Eclipse. Under Slade’s direction the three young leading actors positively glow.

Thanks to Slade, Eclipse backtracks a little to explain the history of both Jasper, played by Jackson Rathbone and Rosalie, played by Nikki Reed, as well as how the of wolf pack came about. These side stories fit right into the movie, never causing any distractions to the story.

The big action is at the end of the movie. The huge werewolves, whose fearsome strength and ferocious behavior never hide their underlying sweetness, are neat. The fight between the vampires, werewolves and Bella will never let you down.

Melissa Rosenberg is responsible for the excellent script. DP Javier Aguirresarobe and production designer Paul Denham make the most of the beautiful setting.

Don’t miss this third sequel in The Twilight Saga! From Edward looking at Jacob and asking Bella “Doesn’t he own a shirt?”, to the amazing battle of the vampires and werewolves at the end, there is something here for everyone.

Take some time on Friday night to check out this third film in The Twilight Saga. You’ll be glad that you did!


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