The Twilight Saga: Eclipse , commonly referred to as Eclipse , is a American romantic fantasy film based on Stephenie Meyer 's novel Eclipse. Summit Entertainment greenlit the film in February The film was released worldwide on June 30, in theatres, and became the first Twilight film to be released in IMAX. At 18 years old, one year older than the age Edward was when he became a vampire, Bella expresses her aversion to the idea of marrying so young, though Edward refuses to turn her into a vampire until they are married, his argument that she should have various human experiences she would otherwise miss.
While Charlie Swan Billy Burke investigates the disappearance of Riley Biers, Edward suspects his disappearance was caused by the newborn vampires, furthering his suspicions is Riley's intrusion into Bella's room. Although Edward fears for her safety, Bella insists that Jacob Black Taylor Lautner and the rest of the werewolf pack would never harm her, but Edward is still not convinced.
Bella goes to La Push to see Jacob, and returns home unharmed. During one of her visits, Jacob confesses that he is in love with Bella, and forcefully kisses her. Furious, she punches him and sprains her hand, and Edward later threatens Jacob and tells him to only kiss her if she asks him to. Bella even revokes the invitations of Jacob and his pack members to her graduation party, but when Jacob apologizes for his behavior, she forgives him.
Later, the Cullens and the wolves agree to a meeting place and time to train and discuss strategy. During the training Jasper Jackson Rathbone explains to Bella that he was created by a vampire named Maria to control a newborn army.
He hated his original existence and upon meeting Alice, joined the Cullens with her. Bella sees the true bond between a mated vampire pair and begins to understand Jasper better.
Despite her reluctance to marry, Bella realizes that spending eternity with Edward is more important to her than anything else and agrees to marry him.
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Edward and Bella camp up in the mountains to hide Bella from the bloodthirsty newborns. During the night, Bella overhears a conversation between Edward and Jacob, in which they temporarily put aside their hatred towards each other. In the morning, Jacob overhears Edward and Bella discussing their engagement and storms off, angrily. Bella desperately asks him to kiss her, and she realizes that she has fallen in love with him. Edward finds out about the kiss but is not upset, as Bella says she loves him more than Jacob.
When Victoria appears, Edward kills her while Seth kills Riley. The Cullens and the Quileute wolves, meanwhile, destroy her "army", though Jacob is injured saving Leah Clearwater from a newborn. Several members of the vampire police, the Volturi , arrive to deal with the newborn army. They also see that the Cullens are guarding the newborn, Bree Tanner Jodelle Ferland , who had refused to fight and surrendered to Carlisle.
Jane Dakota Fanning tortures Bree to get information, then instructs Felix to kill her, despite the Cullens' efforts to spare her. When Jane notes that Caius will find it interesting that Bella is still human, Bella informs her that the date for her transformation has been set.
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Bella visits the injured Jacob to tell him that even though she is in love with him, she has chosen to be with Edward.
Saddened by her choice, Jacob reluctantly agrees to stop trying to come between her and Edward. Bella and Edward go to their meadow, where she tells him she has decided to do things his way: get married, make love, then be transformed into a vampire. She also explains that she never has been normal and never will be; she's felt out of place her entire life, but when she is in Edward's world she feels stronger and complete. At the end of the story they decide they need to tell Charlie about their engagement.
On the same day, it was announced that since New Moon director Chris Weitz would be in post-production for New Moon when Eclipse began shooting, he would not be directing the third film. David Slade dove right into the project, interviewing cast members individually between two and three times to discuss characters and the plot. Summit Entertainment revealed that they would replace Rachelle Lefevre , who played an evil vampire named Victoria, with Bryce Dallas Howard in late July They attributed the change to scheduling conflicts, and Lefevre responded by saying she was "stunned" and "greatly saddened" by the decision.
Actors who auditioned for the various roles were not given a script to work from. Instead, actress Kirsten Prout mentioned, "they made the scenes exact transcripts from the book They didn't give the screenplay out.
So, the audition side was just reading a page of Twilight and reading the lines that were interspersed between the descriptions. Both Slade and Stephenie Meyer were present at the shoot along with the three main stars.
In January , an early draft of the film's script was leaked on the Internet. On May 11, , MySpace announced that the full Eclipse soundtrack listing would be unveiled starting at 8 a.
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On March 10, , a second preview of the trailer was released online,  followed by the release of the full trailer the next day. In order to tie in the lunar eclipse on June 26, , Summit Entertainment hosted screenings of the first two films in The Twilight Saga film series in twelve cities throughout the United States. The event was streamed live from Philadelphia and San Diego , and included cast member appearances and special previews of Eclipse.
Nordstrom and Summit Entertainment joined together to sell a fashion collection inspired by the film, as was done for the previous installment. Created by Awake Inc. The Eclipse collection became available on June 4, Their promotion heavily focuses on the "Team Jacob vs.
Team Edward" aspect of the film. Tickets for Eclipse went on sale on various online movie ticket sellers on Friday, May 14, Eclipse opened in 4, theaters and IMAX screens.
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The film was re-released into theaters on September 13, in recognition of lead character Bella Swan's birthday. There is also a "gift set" Two-Disc Collector's Edition which features a unique packaging and 6 collectible photo cards. After six days of release in the U.
It is the third-best opening day ever in Italy; in the Philippines, Eclipse topped Spider-Man 3 for best opening day ever, and was the highest opening day ever in Belgium. The film ended its box-office run in the U. Reviews for the film were mixed, but more favorable than New Moon. The Hollywood Reporter posted a positive review of Eclipse , saying the film "nails it".
Rick Bentley of McClatchy Newspapers stated the film was the best in The Twilight Saga so far, suggesting that, "The person who should be worried is Bill Condon , the director tapped for the two-part finale, Breaking Dawn. He's got a real challenge to make movies as good as Eclipse.
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She stated, " Eclipse eclipse[s] its predecessors. Roger Moore of the Orlando Sentinel gave the film 2. He also criticized the characters, the actors portraying them, the big close-ups of hand-held devices, and called Howard Shore's score "gunk". He said the second and third film "repeat that discovery [in Twilight ] without truly deepening it A mixed review said that while " Eclipse restores some of the energy New Moon zapped out of the franchise and has enough quality performances to keep it involving", the film "isn't quite the adrenaline-charged game-changer for love story haters that its marketing might lead you to believe.
The majority of the 'action' remains protracted and not especially scintillating should-we-or-shouldn't-we conversations between the central triangle. He criticized the "gazes" both Edward and Jacob give Bella throughout the movie, and noted that the mountain range that appears in the film looks "like landscapes painted by that guy on TV who shows you how to paint stuff like that.
Peterburg Times called the movie "just monstrously bad", and said, " Eclipse leaves the sputtering story arc in idle, with only an uneasy truce between the vampire and werewolf clans amounting to anything new" and rating it grade C-.
Bradshaw, dubbing the series "The epic of the unbroken duck", wrote that "Bella Swan is starting to make Doris Day look like the nympho from hell", and concluded that "it could be time to sharpen the wooden stake. Summit Entertainment announced in November that they had obtained the rights to the fourth book in the Twilight series, Breaking Dawn  and greenlit a two film adaptation in April From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The Twilight Saga: Eclipse Theatrical release poster. See also: List of Twilight films cast members.
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