The makers of the latest installment in the Twilight series, Eclipse, had a difficult task ahead of them. The first movie, Twilight, and the second movie, New Moon, had no trouble rising above their source material — Stephenie Meyer’s beloved, hilarious novels. But Eclipse is a substantially better book than its predecessors. How would director David Slade handle adapting a book that is merely half bad?
He did great! Eclipse is not only a pretty good movie, it still offers plenty of moments that far outstrip all 629 pages of Meyer’s novel. Let’s count the ways, in our spoiler-filled slideshow.