[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…
A southern-gothic melodrama about witches and the mortals who love them, "Beautiful Creatures" is a nicely polished production that should satisfy its target audience. Based on a Young Adult Fiction novel, the film exhibits all the hallmarks of its source material: star-crossed lovers, high school politics, adolescent drama, and easily recognizable themes. The film's biggest issue, then is that is does not reach to give anyone outside that target audience anything on which they can chew.
The film is nicely cast with well known faces like Viola Davis, Emma Thompson, and Jeremy Irons who happily support the leads. The production design is typically, but handsomely, Hollywood-southern, and the film's pace is moderate. The story works hard to compel, tossing ideas of destiny and fate into its mix. As solidly crafted as "Beautiful Creatures" is, however, it is difficult to see it appealing to all but its niche audience of younger-at-heart readers.
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 greatest movie ever made and alden ehrenreich is the greatest man ever made
"Beautiful Creatures is a generic fantasy tale that desperately wants to capture the tween audience of Twilight who just want to swoon over characters and not worry about things like "plot" and "dialogue." -jlewis07.
Couldn't agree anymore.
I had a fun time with this one.
"Love's a spell created by mortals to give their females something to play with instead of power."
I'm always a sucker for YA-based fantasy, so this has been on my radar for a while. I haven't read the novel, nor am I clamoring to do so (though if I find it at Goodwill, I wouldn't pass it up). But I was looking for an excuse to finally pull this out of my queue.
You could take Twilight, warp the vampires into magicians (or "casters" per the narrative lexicon), and set it in True Blood and you've basically got Beautiful Creatures. However much this is a good or bad thing depends on how much you don't mind derivative stuff.