[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…
I'm trying to remember if this had distinguished itself from every other YA fantasy adaptation, so I'm going to say...no
A Twilight-esque paranormal romance, also based on a YA novel. The premise is good, and the first 15 minutes are good, but the rest is so average. The actings are average, and the plot goes everywhere without a very clear focus. It's a shame because the premise is interesting.
Einer der schlechtesten Filme EVER.
Essentially twilight with two more charming, quirky and likable leads, decent CGI and scenery and a lightly fun story + the enjoyable Jeremy Irons. This film has slightly more depth than twilight and if you don't expect anything it is actually a pleasant watch. Looking foreward to see Alden Ehrenreich in the role as Han Solo.
Having succesfully avoided Twilight, I decided to give this a go to see the new and younger Han Solo, Ehrenreich, in action. He definitely has an abundance of charm and there is a fleeting similarity in the looks department. Aside from that this film was ok, not great. And definitely at least 20 minutes longer than it needed to be.
really weird, kinda funny though.
Alden Ehrenreich. Jeremy Irons. Viola Davis. Emma Thompson. Thomas Mann. Emmy Rossum. Zoey Deutch. Alice Englert. A talented cast of actors appear in this mixed bag of great, good, bad, and awful that is Beautiful Creatures. Greenlit in the aftermath of the Twilight earthquake and directed by Richard LaGravanese, Beautiful Creatures has some elements that really win you over and make the viewer forget any possible connection to Twilight. Other moments remind you that this is a young adult film crafted to appeal to teenage girls who loved Twilight, while only intermittently providing enjoyment for the sacrificial lamb of a boyfriend. Yet, for film fans, Beautiful Creatures is not wholly unredeemable and, actually, by the end I had…
such a good cast but
i have no idea if this is a good movie but i want alden ehrenreich to make me scrambled eggs for breakfast and cuddle with me on the couch while we watch alien 3 and giggle at my dumb jokes while he holds my hand secretly in the library
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