I’m curious about what views, criticisms, praises, analysis Catholics have regarding this other literary and cinematic phenomenon. The Harry Potter discussion got me curious about the Twilight Saga. Of course, everyone can participate, not only Catholics!
I personally was never impressed by it because it never struck me as an originl idea. The first story-Twilight, too eerily resembles the first season of the TV series: Roswell. Only you have vampires instead of aliens, Edward and the human Bella, instead of Max and Liz, the Cullens with whose interests Bella becomes entangled, instead of Max’s family of Aliens whose lives and interests, Liz got entangled with. Max exposed his alien nature to Liz while saving her life, just like Edward with Bella, and this is what sparked off the whole story. I also disliked the core message of the story which seemed to me to be that romantic love is the centre and meaning and purpose of human life, or the highest good that they cannot live without etc. I watched the first four movies recently after being pressured by an avid fan in the family to see them and this issue, is what I didn’t like though I didn’t think it was as bad as I had assumed all these years when I saw it as an imitation of Roswell.
What do you think of Stephanie Meyer’s love/vampire story?