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The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010)

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As a string of mysterious killings grips Seattle, Bella, whose high school graduation is fast approaching, is forced to choose between her love for vampire Edward and her friendship with werewolf Jacob.

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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 struggle between vampire and werewolf. With her graduation quickly approaching, Bella is confronted with the most important decision of her life. Written by Summit Entertainment

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Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of action and violence, and some sensuality | See all certifications »

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30 June 2010 (USA)  »

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$68,000,000 (estimated)

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£13,756,653 (UK) (9 July 2010)

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$300,523,113 (USA) (15 October 2010)
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In the stories that Billy Black tells at the bonfire, the third wife was originally going to be played by Kristen Stewart. She did perform the scene but the director David Slade and author Stephenie Meyer thought it had an unintentional comical effect. See more »

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When Jacob pulls up to the school, the license plate on his motorcycle is for California when the movie is supposed to be set in Washington. However, Bella states that she saved the motorcycles from the trash. Since she got them used, we have no way of knowing where the original owners purchased them. It is highly doubtful that two teenagers would've bothered to properly re-register them and get fresh plates and tags. See more »

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Emmett Cullen: Trying to walk and chew gum at the same time again, Bella?
Bella Swan: I punched a werewolf in the face.
Emmett Cullen: Badass. You're going to be one tough little newborn.
Bella Swan: Tough enough to take you on.
[Rosalie throws newspaper down on table and storms out; Bella looks at Emmett]
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Decisions, decisions
1 July 2010 | by (Columbus, Ohio) – See all my reviews

"I know the consequences of the choices you're making." Edward to Isabella

Although more fight action is apparent in the change from the last sequel (New Moon, 2009), to the new Twilight Saga: Eclipse, it is a film in eclipse—the story is so slow as to make you feel drained of blood, Kristen Stewart (Bella) has even fewer expressions than in previous Twilights, Taylor Lautner (Jacob) seems to have gone from a six pack to a four, and Robert Pattinson (Edward) is less James Dean than when he never had a chance to be like him anyway.

In other words, this slow tale of teenage vampires and werewolves in heat has too little heat, but rather is in its own twilight. The close-ups of the brooding teens have proliferated, to the extent that I have memorized Edward's mouth (or lack thereof), Bella's drooping eyes, and Jacob's overly-white teeth. All my memorization occurs because I needed to stay awake during the dullest scenarios since, well, Twilight. Actually I called that one "enjoyably overcooked." This one is underdone.

Eclipse has an increased emphasis on teenage uncertainty: Bella must decide who she wants to be, human or vampire (a variation of the film's existential subtext), whether or not to marry Edward, and how much she loves Jacob, more specifically, can she love two boys at once. It's authentic teen dilemma centered on fitting in with the crowd and the opposite sex. To the film's credit, she and Edward postpone sex until after marriage because Edward is "old school" about those matters (as opposed to killing piles of animals each night to sustain his 100 year-old body).

When Edward proclaims to Bella, "Isabella Swan, I promise to love you every moment of forever," I have the feeling it's a warning to me that at least two more sequels are being planned. I guess that's why the vampires and their movies seem to last so long—the undead and the Twilight continue to suck blood out of pop culture.


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