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Review: 'Twilight: Eclipse' has more action

June 30, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
The competition between the vampire and the werewolf for the affection of the human gets tense in "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse." But the best thing about this sequel is that the romance is in a bit of a battle with the action.

This "Twilight" movie is the first to really welcome the male audience, but it's still aimed more for the young women who love stars Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner.

The film's three stars -- Pattinson, Lautner and Kristen Stewart -- get better with each movie.

The one thing that has disappointed me with every "Twilight" film is that the co-stars, for the most part, just don't get enough to say or do, with many of them only getting a couple of lines.

The ones who do get to speak more -- Peter Facinelli, Jackson Rathbone, Ashley Greene and Nikki Reed -- get to show they are just as in tune with their characters as the film's leads.

"The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" is darker and edgier than the first two films in the series. It's also the best of the three in terms of keeping your attention.

The teen angst is always going to be here, but it is more grown-up now and I think that's good for the moms and dads who inevitably will be taking their kids to see this.

Just keep in mind it is rated PG-13 for intense sequences of action and violence, and some sensuality.


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