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Eclipse

  • Drama
  • 2010
  • David Slade
  • 118 mins
  • 12A

Summary

Bella Swan's confused feelings for vampire Edward and werewolf Jacob threaten to ignite a conflict between the two supernatural races. Meanwhile, a series of murders heralds the return of an old enemy, who has raised an army to aid her quest for revenge. Third part of the romantic fantasy series, with Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner and Bryce Dallas Howard.

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Review

Rating: 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 friend 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.

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Credits

Cast

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Bella SwanKristen Stewart
Edward CullenRobert Pattinson
Jacob BlackTaylor Lautner
VictoriaBryce Dallas Howard
Charlie SwanBilly Burke
JaneDakota Fanning
Alice CullenAshley Greene
Dr Carlisle CullenPeter Facinelli
Rosalie HaleNikki Reed
Jasper HaleJackson Rathbone
Emmett CullenKellan Lutz
Esme CullenElizabeth Reaser
AlecCameron Bright
ReneeSarah Clarke

Crew

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DirectorDavid Slade

Details

Theatrical distributor
E1 Entertainment
Released on
2010-07-09
Language
English
Guidance
edited for violence
Available on
DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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