The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
2010
**½
Director: David Slade
Cast: Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Bryce Dallas Howard, Billy Burke, Dakota Fanning, Ashley Greene

Following Twilight and New Moon, the third episode in the saga is about the battle for our heroine’s heart. Bella accepts Edward’s marriage proposal, which means that she must become a vampire. Jacob offers an option which doesn’t involve self-sacrifice – himself. This overheated teenage love triangle goes through the motions for two hours but doesn’t seem to get any closer to resolution. The film is silly and often monotonous, but it’s saved by some self-deprecating humour (“Let’s face it, I am hotter than you”, says Jacob to Edward) and some decent action scenes. The story concludes in Breaking Dawn – Part 1 and Part 2.