The popularity of the vampire-themed film “Twilight: Breaking Dawn 2” has led the CBCP’s Catholic Initiative for Enlightened Movie Appreciation (Cinema) to recommend it to teenagers saying that the film focuses on the value of family.
Cinema in its blog said that it, “…recommends both the novel “for teenagers as it brings into focus the value of marriage, the need to protect life in the womb and the importance of family,”
The group which highlighted its pro-life stance amid lingering debates on the reproductive health bill gave Breaking Dawn a moral rating of 3.5, which is between the score of 3 points or “acceptable” and 4 points or “wholesome”
The endorsement came in time as a new version of the Reproductive Health bill targeting poor families is adopted by the House of Representatives.
Based on a story by Stephanie Meyer, Breaking Dawn 2 revolves around the vampire characters of Bella Swan and her lover Edward Cullen.
While still human, Bella gave birth to Renesmee, the“half-mortal, half-immortal character in the movie whose birth threatens a ruling vampire trinity called the Volturi. The Volturi assumes that Bella had turned into a vampire and then sets out to kill Renesmee and the Cullen clan.
As part of the endorsement Cinema claimed that, “If there is one thing Breaking Dawn 2 emphasizes it is the importance of family and how one’s love for them would compel us to sacrifice, fight and risk everything for their sake,”
The CBCP- backed group added, “Breaking Dawn 2—and perhaps the entire Twilight series—is not a vampire story where the creatures kill or are hunted but a story about love, acceptance, family and sacrifice…”