The Twilight Saga: Eclipse

Theatrical Release: June 30, 2010
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse


In “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse,” Bella once again finds herself surrounded by danger as Seattle is ravaged by a string of mysterious killings and a malicious vampire continues her quest for revenge. In the midst of it all, she is forced to choose between her love for Edward and her friendship with Jacob — knowing that her decision has the potential to ignite the ageless struggle between vampire and werewolf. With her graduation quickly approaching, Bella is confronted with the most important decision of her life.

Dove Review

Despite some slow moving scenes in the beginning of the film, “Eclipse” is intriguing, mainly due to its dark nature and the other-worldly love of its main characters, Bella and vampire Edward (Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson). The film begins by picking up with Edward’s proposal to Bella which the previous film, “New Moon”, left off with. She gives him an answer which changes by film’s end but I won’t plot spoil here. Of course Taylor Lautner’s character, Jacob, plays a role in this love triangle. Jacob does his best to convince Bella she could be happier with his more normal existence (as a werewolf!) than by becoming one of the living dead by marrying Edward and allowing him to “change” her by turning her into a creature of the night.

There is a discussion in the film between Bella and Edward regarding where sex should be placed in the relationship, before or after a marriage, and to his credit Edward says he is old fashioned and wants to wait. One character views it as just a piece of paper but others defend marriage. One character nobly says that marriage is a way to say, “I love you.” However, due to the violence level, which rates a three in our content rating, it just misses the mark in being awarded our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal.

Content Description

Sex: Passionate kissing and a couple lies on bed together but clothed; a discussion regarding if waiting for marriage to have sex is an old fashioned concept or not; a female character lets a male character know she desires him.
Language: G/OMG-2; H-3; D-2; A-1
Violence: Fantasy violence between wolves and vampires but a couple of vampires are decapitated and one is set on fire; characters bitten in neck; one character has head bashed in and it is seen in a brief cutaway scene; wolves are hurt and vampires are killed; characters argue.
Drugs: Drinking of beer.
Nudity: Cleavage and shirtless men.
Other: Betrayal and death; talk of one's soul and losing it as a vampire; talk of two of three marriages ending in divorce; talk of spirit warriors.


Company: Summit Entertainment
Writer: Melissa Rosenberg & Stephenie Meyer
Director: David Slade
Producer: Wyck Godfrey
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 124 min.
Industry Rating: PG-13
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter