Eclipse

  • 12
  • David Slade (2010)
  • US
  • 118 min
Eclipse
Film Review
Reviewed By
4 out of 5

There's more teen angst with a twist in this lively third instalment of the hit Twilight series, and the pressure is mounting on moody Bella (Kristen Stewart) to make a fangs-or-fur choice between vampire boyfriend Edward (Robert Pattinson) and werewolf boyfriend Jacob (Taylor Lautner). But as pallid Edward and six-packed Jacob come close to blows, their respective clans find themselves forced to forge a truce to fight a common foe - an army of vicious vampire "newborns" led by an old enemy. To the unbiased and non-teenage eye, Eclipse's many romantic interludes could seem slushy and repetitive, while the action sequences, though decent when they arrive, are a long time getting there. But British director David Slade (30 Days of Night) balances the blend of action and romance far better than the directors of the two previous movies. And although Eclipse remains primarily for dedicated Twilight fans (so-called "Twihards"), it's still easily accessible to series newcomers.

Plot Summary

Romantic horror fantasy, the third instalment of Stephenie Meyer's Twilight series, starring Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson. Against the background of a series of mysterious killings in Seattle, Bella is forced to make a decision about her love for vampire Edward Cullen and her friendship with werewolf Jacob Black.

Cast and crew

Cast

Bella Swan
Kristen Stewart
Edward Cullen
Robert Pattinson
Jacob Black
Taylor Lautner
Victoria
Bryce Dallas Howard
Charlie Swan
Billy Burke
Jane
Dakota Fanning
Alice Cullen
Ashley Greene
Dr Carlisle Cullen
Peter Facinelli
Rosalie Hale
Nikki Reed
Jasper Hale
Jackson Rathbone
Emmett Cullen
Kellan Lutz
Esme Cullen
Elizabeth Reaser
Alec
Cameron Bright

Crew

Director
David Slade

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
E1 Entertainment
Guidance: 
Some violence.
Available on DVD and BluRay
Released 9 Jul 2010
Certificate 12
Distributor:
E1 Entertainment UK
Categories
Drama