Twilight is a move with periods of gradual decline followed by full development, achievement, glory, etc. I have noticed that a lot of people are obsessed with Stephanie Meyers' Twilight series. I am sick of hearing and reading about the movie on reviews, commercials, the Internet, and from my own friends. I have to say, it honestly does not allure me.
From a Christian point of view, this movie is not one that I would— myself being a big romance fan—want to see. Twilight is a movie with forbidden love as the main theme.
From what I got out of the book and the reviews, the book and movie promote celibacy, which is obviously due to the nerve-racking tension between the two lead characters, and the whole good conquers evil thing.
The cons of the movie for Christians, is the whole immortal vampire thing, unlike other vampire movies, Twilight is more grounded in reality (if you can even say that!), but for me it is still an over-the-top, over-rated fictional romance movie about a vampire and a dumbstruck teen: Bella Swan.
Since vampires don't exist, it is only fantasy and I do not think that as Christians we should submerse ourselves in things that are immoral, Thessalonians 5:21-22 says to:
"Test everything. Hold on to the good. Avoid every kind of evil."I am not saying that fantasy in general is evil, but when it promotes demonic characters such as vampires and werewolves, then that’s where I draw the line.
The actual "BOOK" is not evil per-say. But the written material can be misleading and when taken out of context can, unintentionally aid Satan in his mission to twist and corrupt people's minds, and make them question their beliefs and faith. (I have seen this in my own friends.)
I would like to think Stephanie Meyers' purpose for writing this book was not to stir up evil, but it does allow Satan to have an advantage--it opens a door for him to be able to distort people's thinking and views.
There is a lot of insane stuff out there in the form of "literature" and I believe that we, as Christians, need to be cautious about what we read and let into our minds--our eyes are the windows to our soul.
God wants us to only partake in what is pure and holy. Philippians 4:8 says this:
"Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable-if anything is excellent or praiseworthy-think about such things."Therefor, what ever is not noble, pure, right, lovely, admirable shouldn't be the focal point of our lives.
Oddly enough, Meyers interjects her book with moral themes with which Christians resonate. The book deals with a whole lot of temptation and boundaries, which are relateable to the everyday life of a teen, yet the movie's love story is pretty much all about sexual attraction. It’s up to the teen and the parent whether or not this book is deemed appropriate.
I for one will not read this book or see the movie (that does not mean I do not have a right to give my opinion on this book/movie...because I do). However tempting it may be to give into my human desires and conform to the world, I will sustain from this want to see the movie and remain pure in mind, spirit and heart.