The Twilight Saga: Eclipse

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  • Summary: In Eclipse, Bella once again finds herself surrounded by danger as Seattle is ravaged by a string of mysterious killings and a malicious vampire continues her quest for revenge. In the midst of it all, she is forced to choose between her love for Edward and her friendship with Jacob —In Eclipse, Bella once again finds herself surrounded by danger as Seattle is ravaged by a string of mysterious killings and a malicious vampire continues her quest for revenge. In the midst of it all, she is forced to choose between her love for Edward and her friendship with Jacob — knowing that her decision has the potential to ignite the ageless struggle between vampire and werewolf. With her graduation quickly approaching, Bella is confronted with the most important decision of her life. (Summit Entertainment) Expand
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  1. Positive: 19 out of 38
  2. Negative: 0 out of 38
  1. The story, at heart, is earnest and humorless teen romantic glop, but its feelings aren't fake, and the movie is compulsively watchable; it has a passionflower intensity.
  2. Reviewed by: Will Lawrence
    80
    By far the best Twilight film to date, Slade should satisfy the fan base while opening up the series to more sceptical viewers…
  3. 70
    If there is a bit more humor on display here -- some of it evidence that an element of self-conscious self-mockery is sneaking into the franchise -- there is also more violence, and, true to the film’s title, a deeper intimation of darkness. What there isn’t, as usual, is much in the way of good acting, with the decisive and impressive exception of Ms. Stewart, who can carry a close-up about as well as anyone in movies today.
  4. Forget Team Edward vs. Team Jacob. I'm backing Team David, as in David Slade, the director who has finally managed to breathe some life into the "Twilight" series, heretofore a deadly dull undead undertaking.
  5. 50
    These movies are more about the experience of hearing girls and women who should know better holler at the screen. They could just as well be at a concert.
  6. 50
    For now, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse is just one more walk on the mild sides for tweens who dream of being penetrated by cold flesh that will keep them young and cute forever.
  7. Reviewed by: Staff (Not credited)
    40
    You brace for a certain amount of hand-wringing, lip-biting and pinup posing aimed at middle-schoolers; given the way that Eclipse initially suggests a potential for reaching beyond a preteen audience, you just wish the beefcake and cheese didn’t eventually overshadow its better qualities.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 51 out of 126
  2. Negative: 36 out of 126
  1. Jun 25, 2011
    10
    A very good interpretation of the book. If you dont like the book dont go to see the movie. Simple as that. Why people have to make such aA very good interpretation of the book. If you dont like the book dont go to see the movie. Simple as that. Why people have to make such a song and dance about it I dont know. Expand
  2. Jennifer
    Jul 5, 2010
    10
    Definitely my favourite of all of the 3. Thought it waws fanrtastic. Bryce made a great Victoria and I loved the back stories.
  3. Aug 16, 2012
    8
    With a faster pace than the first two, this film is breathtaking, the story is more interesting and can keep us watching for longer than theWith a faster pace than the first two, this film is breathtaking, the story is more interesting and can keep us watching for longer than the second, an improvement. Expand
  4. Aug 24, 2014
    5
    The social vampires, cuddly werewolves and one-expression-Bella are back!

    The plot was sort of dragging, then jumping ahead, and the scenes
    The social vampires, cuddly werewolves and one-expression-Bella are back!

    The plot was sort of dragging, then jumping ahead, and the scenes had some nasty jumps too.

    The action and fighting scenes were rather nice. The movie definitely looked better than some of its prequels did...

    You definitely need to see the previous movies before this; it connects strongly, like the previous films did, with no explanation as to who is who or what has been going on.

    Good stuff in this movie: Dakota Fanning! She was stiff but kind of good. Also more Peter Facinelli as Carlisle wasn't bad.

    Bella is still lacking facial expressions and her wanting to become a sparkly vampire is getting so very old, although I can see Edward not wanting to do it. 'Told you so' isn't going to work on that one, I guess... Jacob still uses every excuse not to wear a shirt - how funny that Edward pointed that out at some point. Edward himself is regressing from previous movies.

    All in all... there were good elements in this movie, but the focus is still on pouty Bella and her relationship problems. That pretty much kills everything else in the movie that might have potential to make it better.
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  5. Aug 14, 2010
    4
    It's teeny-bopper sheen, abs, and amateurish writing obscures what could have been a good movie. It's too bad the plot centers around a loveIt's teeny-bopper sheen, abs, and amateurish writing obscures what could have been a good movie. It's too bad the plot centers around a love triangle and romantic lines that would make George Lucas cringe. Expand
  6. Nov 12, 2012
    3
    This new dose of vampire mush for puss:es is the worst load yet. It offers no payoff at the end, and not even any highlights throughout itsThis new dose of vampire mush for puss:es is the worst load yet. It offers no payoff at the end, and not even any highlights throughout its duration. The plot literally flatlines after the first frame. Expand
  7. JimM.
    Jun 30, 2010
    0
    I love Vampires and Vamp movies and this is neither. Vegetarian Vampires is laughable as are these androgynous ladyboy wannabees. READ the I love Vampires and Vamp movies and this is neither. Vegetarian Vampires is laughable as are these androgynous ladyboy wannabees. READ the books, the author does not know the genre and is cashing in on the Vamp craze...this is a crap fest for Emo Goth pretenders. Expand

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