Review: ‘Eclipse’ is a must watch film for Pattinson-Stewart fans

Updated: Jul 30, 2010, 14:25 PM IST

Spicezee Bureau

If Stephenie Meyer ‘Twilight’ series has taken the novel world by a storm, likewise is the case with its adaptation by Hollywood studios, which has turned Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart starrer ‘Twilight’ franchise into a Box Office cash cow.

The latest release ‘Eclipse’, based on the novel by the same name by Stephenie Meyer is a David Slade film which stars Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner and Kristen Stewart, actors which have become cult figures ever since ‘Twilight’ franchise saw the light of the day.

In ‘Eclipse’, one finds the story of Edward Cullen (Pattinson) and Bella Swan (Stewart) hijacked by Jacob (Lautner), which soon transforms into a battle between Cullen and Jacob for the love of Bella.

In comparison to ‘New Moon’, ‘Eclipse’ is much faster and intense film when it comes to decisiveness of characters rather than empty rumination. For all those die hard fan of ‘Twilight’ series, one gets to see the final execution of the love triangle between Edward, Bella and Jacob in ‘Eclipse’, for Jacob is quick to confess his love for Bella and minces no words in stating that he is more warm and alive than Cullen. However, Bella is desperate to take forward her relationship with Edward even as the latter objects Bella risking herself and her family for him. Well, the troubles do not end here, for vampire Victoria is back to avenge the death of her lover James with the army of vampires.

Will Edward and Jacob set aside their differences - the famous werewolf-vampire rivalry for the sake of Bella’s life and who will Bella choose in the end forms the very crux of ‘Eclipse’.

Talking about the film, much like ‘Twilight’, ‘Eclipse’ is a dense and enjoyable film with spirited acting by its lead actors. Taylor Lautner has a more fleshed out role than Robert Pattinson, who once again reprises the role of a tormented lover. Likewise, Kristen Stewart too continues with her unhappy look as she is torn between her two inhuman suitors. The love scene between Bella Swan and Edward Cullen is quite drab, unlike the gripping plot and interesting storyline of the film.

On the whole, ‘Eclipse’ is a treat for ‘Twilight’ fans, as the movie is a complete entertainer with action, romance and drama. A must watch film if you are a die hard fan of Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart.

Ratings: Four cheers for this one!