[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?
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…
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? t'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...
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…
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.…
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…
Thompson gave a good performance, but I just could not enjoy this film as a whole.
Very amiable and charming... like a poem ;)
The feeling of this being a Twilight imitator from the poster and trailer was quickly washed away when the film established an effective atmosphere and a very clear grip on it characters, especially the leads. They really just have astounding, believable chemistry together. Great performances, especially Alden Ehrenreich, who was on screen most of the time and never once miss a beat in his character.
The main, and fatal, problem of the film came from the backstory, which alternated between slightly inspired (the awkward dinner scene, the church scene, Lena's temperament affecting the environment) and very, very silly (most of everything else), before just being plain messy in the final act. Still, maybe worth a watch for the two leads.
Just awful. Awful everything.
Was going to give this two stars, but I'll give the extra star just because of Alden Ehrenreich, who needs to be making more and better movies.
A lot of people just hated this movie, and I feel, sometimes, a bit strange for having liked it. It's a beautiful and unpretentious movie about... Love. Young love. And magic. And decisions.
Leave me alone, I've had a rough day.
I really didn't want to watch this. For some reason, my boyfriend did. The movie starts. The lead male starts with a voice over in a godawful accent.
Me: "Well, this is off to a bad start."
BF: "That's exactly what I was thinking."
It never got better. I don't know what the worst part was. The accents? The special effects? The exposition? Whatever, fuck it, it's all terrible. Young love is stupid.
Orgin stories are interesting... alright I probably shouldn't have enjoyed this movie.. Fuck off.
- Ferris Bueller's Day Off
- Teen Wolf
- American Pie
- Fast Times at Ridgemont High
- Inside Llewyn Davis
- The Wolf of Wall Street
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- American Reunion
- Searching for Sugar Man
- The Imposter
- Too Big to Fail
- The Girl
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