[after his parents have left, thinking he is ill] "They bought it. Incredible! One of the worst performances of my…
Dark secrets will come to light.
Ethan Wate just wants to get to know Lena Duchannes better, but unbeknownst to him, Lena has strange powers. As Lena's 16th birthday approaches she might decide her fate, to be good or evil. A choice which will impact her relationship forever.
Who are these terrible, terrible lead actor kids and why are they interrupting a perfectly good Jeremy Irons/Emma Thompson ham-off?
Basically it's the new Twilight.
Everyone knows it's the new Twilight.
And anyone knows it's the new Twilight.
Universally, it's the new Twilight.
That's it; it's the new Twilight.
It's the new Twilight.
Filling the gap left by Twilight.
Understand? It's the new Twilight.
Love Twilight? Well this is the new Twilight.
Cheer emo kids! It's the new Twilight.
Rejoice sexually repressed teens! It's the new Twilight.
Embrace fans of mellow indie! It's the new Twilight.
Ascend in your masses society dwellers! It's the new Twilight.
Tell your sparkly friends! It's the new Twilight.
Unearth your Topshop Halloween costumes! It's the new Twilight.
Run to the cinema! It's the new Twilight.
Enjoy what is undoubtedly the new Twilight.
So overall, it's the new Charmed...
Doomed from the start to be considered a Twilight clone, this film deserves a lot more credit for actually being watchable and somewhat interesting.
Sure, this film is trope heavy, covering just about every base imaginable a film based on a fantasy novel for young adults should cover, but found the backdrop rather charming and some characters actually interesting. These stories always have to be about troubled love and for that to work you need a central couple to believe and invest in.
In Beautiful Creatures this partly succeeds. Alice Englert is ok, but a bit one-note. It is Alden Ehrenreich, however, who completely sells this film for me.…
I had seen this for the first time back at the start of December and really enjoyed it. Needless to say when the wife asked if I wanted to join her in watching it again, I did it with a happy heart.
The Young Adult genre was something new to me. I'd heard people talk about it but wasn't entirely sure what it was. When someone mentioned "Twilight", I kind of got the gist of it. I'm never too keen to admit it but I'm a fan of "Twilight". A lot cleverer than it's given credit for, it found a niche in the book buying market and exploited it to the max. The inevitable films were always going to be…
Beautiful Creatures, based on Kami Garcia’s novel of the same name, is another Young Adult adaptation about chaste love, supernatural forces and teenage sexual awakening. Thankfully, it is rather more entertaining than Twilight although still not without its significant problems. Ethan, a well read Southern jock longs to leave his small town until he meets new girl Lena who also happens to be a witch. As is the way with these YA stories their love is complicated by a supernatural curse as Lena must choose either to embrace the light or dark side on her 16th birthday.
Richard LaGravenese film has more personality than the majority of its counterparts but it still suffers from many of the same failings. The…
What a bizarre beast of a film this is! There are choices that boggle the mind and dash any hope of enjoying the entire experience. And yet… you get a pretty strong whiff of a great film hiding underneath all the shit. It's about a love story between a teenage human boy who is frustrated with his small southern town existence and the girl who moves into a mysterious haunted house with her uncle. Together, they have to hope their love for each other can conquer fate and a bunch of other stuff happens.
The biggest problem is that it's all too rushed. One would think 2 hours is plenty for a paranormal teen romance about witches-sorry, they don't like…
Beautiful Creatures is a very boring movie with bad casting and bad special effects. It is pity, that Jeremy Irons and Emma Thompson had to play in such a bad movie, like this one.
Besteira sobrenatural imbecil, com muitos defeitos especiais. Tem um enredo semelhante ao de Crepúsculo com um pouco de inversão de gênero para fazê-lo parecer fresco, mas isso não passa de um fast food barato, me faltam palavras para descrever o mal gosto empregado aqui. Pífio, raso e desastroso.
i don't know how i missed this movie when it first came out but i really liked it. it's pretty typical young adult nonsense but it's actually likable.
Although the story can get convoluted at points and the visual effects could've been better, Beautiful Creatures is a surprisingly very enjoyable YA adaptation, with interesting concepts, slick and well thought out execution, good characters and performances, smooth pacing, and believable romantic chemistry between leads Alice Englert and Alden Ehrenreich.
I wasn't expecting a lot from this film and in some ways that is exactly what I got. At times the backstory was rushed and confusing. But, overall this is the perfect film for a Sunday afternoon. Very silly, but with a good cast and it is fully aware of what it is.
The fun here is all with the adults - Irons and Thompson in particular - whom appear to be having a whale of a time. The kids look like they're taking it a bit too seriously. True Blood for young teens.
I despised the novel, so why I even expected...no, expected is the wrong word... hoped for its adaptation to be good I do not know. Most of my problems with Beautiful Creatures stem from its source material; its plot holes, the underdeveloped romance between Lena (Alice Englert, Jane Campion's daughter) and Ethan (Alden Ehrenreich) and how it swerves from a promising supernatural tale to a Romeo and Juliet-esque Civil War romance and it is even more confusing when illuminated on the silver screen. That being said, the supporting cast are nothing short of brilliant (especially Emma Thompson), though our "star-struck lovers" are as wooden as the table the laptop I am currently writing on is situated upon. Twilight it ain't.
In the midst of my Halloween-a-thon I had a really strong desire to watch something mushy so I decided to re-watch Beautiful Creatures which I hadn't seen since it came out. I really wish people would give this film more of a chance instead of pigeonholing it as "nouveaux twilight." It's really so much more. Beautiful Creatures has intelligent, nuanced characters with believable chemistry in a teen romance that hovers somewhere between Twilight, The Notebook and Harry Potter. It's more than meets the eye.
Enjoyed the acting including the main dou. Effects quality was alright for the most part.
Script is weak, the editing could be better, and the sound design is just too much.
Not bad for New Twilight™
I think the worst offence of those teen romance fantasy genre is that there's no solid setting, there's no established world behind them and that makes the whole thing to feel bare. It wouldn't be bothersome if the plot would stay small and contained.
Beautiful Creatures could work better if it was more a story about a family feud and less about the impending end of days.
This is what I've seen so far in 2013, ranked from best to worst. I must say that 2013 turned…
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