Cogill reviews "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" (PG-13)

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by GARY COGILL

WFAA

Posted on June 29, 2010 at 4:31 PM

Updated Tuesday, Jun 29 at 11:41 PM

"The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" is part three in the "Twilight" teenage angst vampire film series, and by far the best of the three.

Graduation is approaching, Bella is still in love with Edward the vampire, but Jacob, the shirtless werewolf, is hoping she changes her mind. All of a sudden, a pack of hungry renegade vampires from Seattle are on their way and Bella is their target.

Wouldn't you know it, the vampires and the werewolves must work together to fight off the attack and save Bella, and I must admit, the action scenes are much better this time around. In fact, director David Slade truly understands the genre and he's taken "Eclipse" to a watchable level.

"Eclipse" is rated a violent and intense PG-13 and don't get me wrong, the films are still much too talky, and suffer from an overdose of relationship angst. It gets truly silly from time to time. Part one was average, part two was unwatchable, part three leads the series in the right direction: more fangs, less angst.

E-mail: gcogill@wfaa.com

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