The strangely compelling human-vampire-werewolf love triangle at the heart of the Twilight Saga gathers pace in this third installment of the multi-billion dollar film franchise.

But Eclipse is about far more than Bella Swan's attraction to both vampire Edward Cullen and werewolf Jacob Black – the thrilling action sequences really crank up the momentum and we are treated to some spectacular CGI set pieces. The vampire training sequence at break-neck speed and the werewolf versus vampire battles are jaw-droppingly realistic.

Our human heroine Bella (Kristen Stewart) finds herself more in love with Edward (Robert Pattinson) and more determined to “change” into a vampire than ever but she is also forced to acknowledge her attraction to Jacob (Taylor Lautner) as he tests her feelings by putting himself in danger.

Meanwhile malicious vampire Victoria (Bryce Dallas Howard) is still determined to avenge her true love’s death by killing Bella – and Seattle is ravaged by a string of mysterious killings which are feared to be the work of a “newblood” army.

Twlight’s predominantly teenage and incredibly devoted fanbase won’t be disappointed by this long-awaited follow-up to New Moon from director David Slade.

Marriage is on the cards for Bella and Edward as their innocent romance – typically characterised by meaningful embraces and intense gazes – reaches a new intensity. But Jacob’s determination to put a spanner in the works and win Bella for himself threatens their happy ending.

Rumoured real-life couple Stewart and Pattinson make a sizzling on-screen pairing once again and the brooding Lautner does a valiant job of trying to save Bella from the life-changing decision she is set to embark on after graduation.

Newcomer Xavier Samuel, who plays newblood vampire Riley, also makes a big impression as he trys to figure out if the wicked Victoria’s feelings for him are genuine.

With awesome battle sequences and spectacular scenery this is definitely one to see on the big screen.