Twilight Saga: Eclipse

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse

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Director: David Slade, Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner

Cast: David Slade, Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner

     
 

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The third film in the Twilight series explores a love triangle between Bella (Kristen Stewart), Edward (Robert Pattinson), and Jacob (Taylor Lautner) as the werewolf pack and the Cullen clan join together to fight a new breed of vampires.

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The third film in the Twilight series explores a love triangle between Bella (Kristen Stewart), Edward (Robert Pattinson), and Jacob (Taylor Lautner) as the werewolf pack and the Cullen clan join together to fight a new breed of vampires. Melissa Rosenberg provides the screenplay for the Summit Entertainment adaptation of Stephenie Meyer's best-selling novel, with director David Slade calling the shots behind the camera. Bryce Dallas Howard joins the cast as Victoria, the role originally played by Rachelle Lefevre in the first film.

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Eclipse is the third installment in the Twilight Saga, but unlike the previous films this one feels like a deserving blockbuster, with a faster-paced story and more action. Of course, the things that make a Twilight film what it is -- teenage romance and bloody danger -- still remain, but this film feels less sappy and more urgent while at the same time avoiding the hormonal deluge of Twilight and the sleepiness of New Moon. Director David Slade nails the tone and intercuts bouts of breezy romance, sexual tension, and suspenseful action, while screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg skillfully translates Stephenie Meyer's prose into a digestible and coherent narrative. Some of the themes stay the same, but Eclipse gets right to the thing that makes this franchise so popular: the love triangle between Bella, Edward, and Jacob. It's the ultimate fantasy -- a young girl is forced to choose between two equally tall, dark, and broody men who yearn for her. This desire leads to conflict, and Bella finds herself stuck between the vampire she loves and the wolf she's falling for. In Eclipse, Edward is determined to marry Bella and Bella wants to lose her soul and virginity to her broody vampire beau. Edward wants to keep her pure and living as long as he can, and so does Jacob for that matter, who gets angry after Bella tells him that she'll become a bloodsucker after graduation. After the requisite reintroductions of minor characters, the film picks up quickly. Victoria's back, but this time she's created herself an army of newborn vampires -- undisciplined yet powerful and extremely dangerous. In order to protect Bella, an unlikely alliance forms between the wolf pack and the Cullens, which leads to Edward and Jacob teaming up -- and bumping heads -- all in a bid to keep her safe and win her heart. Rosenberg broadens the series' scope, this time incorporating backstories for supporting characters Jasper and Rosalie and adding meatier rolls for Bryce Dallas Howard and Dakota Fanning, but most importantly, Bella and Edward are allowed a wider range of emotions. The sexual tension between stars Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson is pretty hot, and despite the fact that all they really do is kiss, the chemistry is definitely there. Both actors seem more comfortable in their roles -- though Taylor Lautner stands out as the shape-shifting werewolf making Bella's decision that much more difficult. But like all the Twilight films, there's a balancing act between swooning cheesiness and gothic slaughter. With sweeping shots of the mountains of British Columbia as stand-ins for Forks and slightly better special effects than in previous Twilight films, Slade alternates between suspense and romance with careful precision. There are times when the film pokes fun at itself -- like when the Cullens joke about throwing a party because "how many times are you going to graduate from high school?" or when Edward comments to Bella about a shirtless Jacob, "Doesn't he own a shirt?" -- but true fans will love this installment, which is easily the best so far in the series, for the simple fact that Eclipse is the film in which Bella finally chooses between Edward and Jacob.

Product Details

Release Date:
12/04/2010
UPC:
0025192089176
Original Release:
2010
Rating:
PG-13
Source:
Summit Inc/Lionsgate
Time:
2:04:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Kristen Stewart Bella Swan
Robert Pattinson Edward Cullen
Taylor Lautner Jacob Black
Billy Burke Charlie Swan
Bryce Dallas Howard Victoria
Dakota Fanning Jane
Peter Facinelli Dr. Carlisle Cullen
Elizabeth Reaser Esme Cullen
Jackson Rathbone Jasper Hale
Kellan Lutz Emmett Cullen
Ashley Greene Alice Cullen
Nikki Reed Rosalie Hale
Anna Kendrick Jessica
Michael Welch Mike
Justin Chon Eric
Christian Serratos Angela
Xavier Samuel Riley
Gil Birmingham Billy Black
Sarah Clarke Renee
Jodelle Ferland Bree
Paul Jarrett Mr. Biers
Iris Quinn Mrs. Biers
Kiowa Gordon Embry Call
Tyson Houseman Quil Ateara
Bronson Pelletier Jared
Alex Meraz Paul
Julia Jones Leah Clearwater
Tinsel Korey Emily
Chaske Spencer Sam Uley
Alex Rice Sue Clearwater
Boo Boo Stewart Seth
Peter Murphy The Cold One
William Belleau Quileute Warrior
Justin Rain Quileute Warrior
Monique Ganderton Beautiful Vampiress
Byron Chief-Moon Taha Aki
Mariel Belanger Third Wife
Jack Huston Royce King
Dawn Chubai Female Reporter
Ben Geldreich John
Daniel Cudmore Felix
Cameron Bright Alec
Charlie Bewley Demetri
Leah Gibson Nettie
Kirsten Prout Lucy
Cainan Wiebe Newborn Boy
Catalina Sandino Moreno Maria

Technical Credits
David Slade Director
Javier Aguirresarobe Cinematographer
Stuart Aikins Casting
Art Jones Editor
Paul Denham Austerberry Production Designer
Bill Bannerman Co-producer
Marty Bowen Executive Producer
Sean Cossey Casting
Wyck Godfrey Producer
Rene Haynes Casting
Barbara Kelly Production Manager
Isaac Klausner Associate Producer
James Kusan Sound Mixer
Robin Mathews Makeup
Sheila Miller Set Decoration/Design
Tish Monaghan Costumes/Costume Designer
Greg Mooradian Executive Producer
Mark Morgan Executive Producer
L. Justin Muller Asst. Director
Guy Oseary Executive Producer
Alexandra Patsavas Musical Direction/Supervision
Charles Porlier Makeup
WCT Productions Makeup Special Effects
Nancy Richardson Editor
Melissa Rosenberg Screenwriter
Karen Rosenfelt Producer
Rodrigo Segovia Set Decoration/Design
Leslie Shatz Sound/Sound Designer
Howard Shore Score Composer
Jeremy Stanbridge Art Director
Bill Terezakis Makeup Special Effects

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The Twilight Saga: Eclipse 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 116 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good acting by Jackson Rathbone, and Rob P. is still improving. What a croak again, thought 3rd time would be the charm. Uneventful again. When are someone going to give gifts of acting classes to Kristen and Taylor. KS & TL should donate their salary for these movies to charities. Stephenie wrote a decent book, why can't the screenwriter write a decent script, the more I see of these movies with these non acting people the more I cringe. I know they can't replace them, but Kristen said in the commentary that they rehearsed, are you kidding me!!! There are young actors (male & female) out their that make KS & TL look like idiots on the screen. Maybe the cast should watch The Vampire Diaries!!! (enough said) I am sorry to be so critical. I hope BILL C. does a better job with Breaking Dawn.
ICPForever101 More than 1 year ago
amazing movie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The third installment of the Saga was very much worth the wait. It is difficult to adapt such a detailed novel into a movie and, of course, some aspects of the book were combined in the essence of time but the general story stayed true to the book.
NitewitchFL More than 1 year ago
The Twilight Saga movies just keep getting better and better. This is a movie that your entire family will enjoy. It is a love story between a human girl and a one hundred year old vampire, who will always look age 17. Edward loves Bella and would give up his life for her. Bella feels the same. Enter a shapeshifter Wolf, who acts like a spoiled brat much of the time, but in this film, the competition between Jacob and Edward for Bella, is down right funny. There is danger to Bella from a group of new vampires who want to kill her. The fight to protect her provides a great deal of action. The film has beautiful outdoor locations. Lots of new faces are there, and the acting is excellent. This film is worth the money and time.
Big_T More than 1 year ago
Eclipse has been the best of the series. I loved the book, but it was one of my least favorite. The movie made me appreciate the book even more. I like how the movie gave you more of the Seattle vampires. The cast was great, and the acting is getting better with every film. I can't wait to see it again, and again. This is a must see for all Twilight fans.
kmasotto More than 1 year ago
Great action, love story and acting. This is a great movie for men and women to enjoy.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the closest of the three movies to have been made yet. Has the most action and is the most accurate to the novels.Best one yet.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Horrible acting, horrible plot, and overall it sucked! I cannot believe all these loser kids like this junk! It is trash! DO NOT BOTHER TO WATCH ANY TWILIGHT FILMS! UNLESS YOU WANT TO BE BORED TO DEATH...
ForeverTwilightBR More than 1 year ago
Absolutely loved it! More action in this movie -good plot - first rate acting. The Twilight Saga just keeps getting better! Wish it would go on forever. Keep them coming, Stephenie!
onetruebrit More than 1 year ago
Which I suspect will be Breaking Dawn. I enjoyed this enough to see it 6 times and while yes, it's certainly better than New Moon, I am a TWI-HARD of the first degree and still like Twilight best. Why, because it did a good job of bringing the characters I had learned to like and love to life. I thought Billy Burke was incredible as Bella's dad. New Moon had some good "moments", and Eclipse well, it was exciting,a lot more tension between Edward and Jacob but I think the director let some opportunities pass by, In the book there was so much more to Jaspers story, and while we know Alice, & Emmet were also adopted by Carlisle we know very little about them in their pre vampire days. And Carlisle and Esme themselves need a little bit more of a story.( I know he is given a little background as a member of the Volturi. Eclipse would have been wonderful to have covered more ground. But, like the book, the movie was very good, very entertaining and yes left you wanting more and more and more. I wish Ms. Myers would realise her charters stories are far from done and write at least two more books to give us complete closure. Bree Tanner was a waste of her time and ours it added nothing to the Twilight Saga. it's the characters we have come to know that we want more of.
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dante-f More than 1 year ago
I love the film especially the fight of the newborns,cullens,and new shapeshifters
katie018 More than 1 year ago
this movie is the best twilight book yet. Its where the new born baby is and it happened it the movie before this one but this one showed it getting older. In a later part of the story Jacob. Jacob is the daddy of Elizabeth dawn. She is so cute and tiny for nine mouths old. Elizabeth Dawn. This is the best movie!
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this movie stinks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Yellowenglish More than 1 year ago
If you like a good drama movie than Eclipse is your kind of movie. It is a action love and drama movie. The actors are great for their roles, the words are great and they go with the story Eclipse is the best movie I have ever seen and it about vampire and a werewolf and they both love a girl named Bella. The bad vampires are after Bella and the werewolves and the vampires have to team up work together and fight the bad vampires and¿¿ you will have to watch to find out how it ends People should buy or rent Eclipse and every other movie in the Twilight series there are two other movies the 1st movie is called Twilight and 2nd and than Eclipse is the 3rd one The last one of the twilight series is called Breaking Dawn and it just came out in the movie theater so you can¿t buy or rent it yet. If it is anything like Eclipse you should watch it when it comes out too That¿s all I have to say about Eclipse hope you watch it and enjoy it as much as I do.
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i think this movie is better cause everthing about bella's life has been change so much and she also want to be with edward
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