Great (overqualified?) cast, but not enough to elevate the material they're given.
When Beautiful Creatures leans on the campier Southern Gothic aspects of its story (usually involving Emmy Rossum and Emma Thompson) it's surprisingly entertaining.
There's also Alden Ehrenreich, who's genuinely great as the token human POV character. This is the second time in a matter of weeks that I've singled him out in something? That kid's going places, I tell ya. He's a walking, talking charisma factory.
Beautiful Creatures is an otherwise perfunctory YA fantasy that was greenlit with the intention of turning it into a film franchise, which... didn't happen for reasons that are obvious upon watching.