A tip for all the men out there: Don't take your girlfriend to see "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse." You cannot compete with Taylor Lautner's abs.

A tip for all the men out there: Don't take your girlfriend to see "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse." You cannot compete with Taylor Lautner's abs.

The aforementioned muscles make rather frequent appearances, too. Lautner's werewolf Jacob spends most of the movie shirtless. Prepare for plenty of swooning.

The only woman not swooning, however, is Bella (Kristen Stewart), who still only has eyes for vampire Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson). But that doesn't stop all three of them from being annoyingly mopey for the first half of the film.

Perhaps it's because he's merely combining the teen angst of his underrated "Hard Candy" with the vampires of his "30 Days of Night," but director David Slade actually handles the sullen storyline with more finesse than his predecessors.

The love triangle at the center of the "Twilight" saga is hardly new in this third film, but Slade and writer Melissa Rosenberg infuse it with a little playfulness and originality.

The film also manages to find new life in a climactic action sequence that puts the Cullen clan in an uneasy alliance with the wolves as they're forced to deal with the return of Victoria (Bryce Dallas Howard, unnecessarily replacing Rachelle Lefevre) and her army of newborn vampires.

At just more than two hours, the film runs about 20 minutes too long, but the fans will hardly notice. "Eclipse" was made for the die-hard Twihards, and they will love every moody moment.