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The "Twilight" Saga: "Eclipse" Movie Review

The "Twilight" Saga: "Eclipse"
Review by Windy (aka @rosenfie)

Authors Note: As stated in my "New Moon" review, I am a Twihard and this review is written from a Twihard perspective. Therefore, you already have an idea of where this is going...

"Eclipse", the third film in The "Twilight" Saga franchise, is directed by David Slade ("30 Days of Night") and stars Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner.

The first two films in the series "Twilight" and "New Moon" were highly sought after by "Twilight" fans. The third installment, "Eclipse,' however, expands its reach into the male audience with its action sequences.

This film is the best of the three for many reasons. The actors seem more at ease with their characters, the special effects are stronger (as would be expected with a bigger budget) and there's more action and story lines.

In "New Moon", we left off with Edward Cullen's (Pattinson) proposal to Bella Swan (Stewart). With a deep breath of shock, the screen cut to black.

"Eclipse" starts out with Riley (Xavier Samuel) being turned into a vampire by Victoria (Bryce Dallas Howard) in an attempt to start building a newborn vampire army to kill Bella Swan. Her death will avenge the death of her mate, James, killed by The Cullen family in the first "Twilight" film. Though the newborn army is one central plot, we continue living the love triangle between Bella, Jacob and Edward. Bella must come to terms with her feelings for Jacob and decide who she ultimately loves more.

Stewart and Pattinson are significantly more comfortable in their roles as Bella Swan and Edward Cullen, though this may also be a function of the fact that Edward learns in "New Moon" that he absolutely cannot live without Bella and has therefore lost any discomfort her humanity or blood may have brought him before.

The entire Cullen family, including Pattinson, Peter Facinelli, Elizabeth Reaser, Ashley Greene, Jackson Rathbone, Nikki Reed and Kellan Lutz, is more at ease with their characters. There doesn't seem to be as much stiffness with the family portrayal. Since this isn't part of the plot, the actors have likely become more at one with their characters.

As mentioned above, this third film widens its attraction to male audiences. In the climax of the film, the werewolves and Cullens agree to work together to defeat the newborn vampire army in an all-out vampire-shredding brawl. Add to that a battle scene between Edward and Victoria, and you have yourselves a partial action flick.

With more character development and more action, "Eclipse" stands to continue to break box office records as "New Moon" did, particularly with the addition of the male movie-goer audience.

7 1/2 sandwiches out of 10 and a side of pickle for the #leghitch

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