[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…
Was so good surprisingly.
I haven't read the book yet and I think watching this first was the right move. I've put the book off for so long because of bad reviews but the movie made me really want to read it. I would recommend.
Recuperato per dare un'occhiata alle virtù recitative di quello che sarà il giovane Han Solo (spoiler: ci sono tutte, state tranquilli), mi ritrovo a guardare uno degli young adult a sfondo sovrannaturale più riusciti che mi sia capitato di vedere, che tra streghe innamorate e adolescenti predestinati infila nell'ordine: l'America razzista, le chiese ultra ortodosse, Viola Davis bibliotecaria Sciamana e Jeremy Irons che si aggira per case di ultradesign.
Non male davvero.
This movie, based on the YA novel by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl, is an amazing story. The movie is good, love the effects and the cast. Written fine. The score goes well with the movie. The fact that I like the series of books (this movie is based on the first book) skewed my vision a bit.
The movie on its own... the story is not truly explained. Overall it is fine. The magic is beautifully portrayed. As stated previously the casting was great. It just does not truly tell the full sense of the story but seems to skim over the top as best it can. I do enjoy it. But it does leave me wanting that deeper sense…
Film #2/21 of the How To Be a Feminist Challenge
Task #21: a movie with mostly/entirely a secondary colour on the poster
I totally get the criticisms of this film but I have to admit that I really liked it. It reminded me of The Craft with its great 90s vibes and prickly, sullen witch!!!
Its amazing how good of a movie this is considering it was based on a pile of papers smeared with actual human shit.
Emmy Rossum war noch das Beste in diesem Film. Der Rest ist weichgespühlte Teenager Grütze.
The two leads- Alden Ehrenreich (just cast as a young Han Solo, and scene stealer extraordinaire in 'Hail, Ceasar') and Alice Englert- have such awe inspiring, beautiful chemistry with each other that it goes a long, long way towards overcoming its flaws; those flaws include exposition-heavy scenes, awkward tonal shifts, and being a tad too convoluted for its own. But the romance is so believable and fascinating, that I am okay with all that. The ending especially pays that off and is my absolute favorite thing about the story.
One of those movies that left me slightly wanting. It was great, but I am now scrambling to read the book and discover everything the movie left behind - especially Lena and Ethan's relationship development.
Emma Thompson = FIRE!!!!!
The campiness is what makes this just so damn entertaining. Its a shame the turnout for one of the better YA exports of the past few years was so low.
This is the first challenge I've ever done on Letterboxd and seeing as how I'm a huge feminist lesbian who…