[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...
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.…
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…
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…
OK, è un film per adolescenti sull'ammore. Scontato? Certo. Però Beautiful Creatures ha qualcosa in più degli altri. Ad esempio intrattiene.
I would really like this to go down in film history as a 'Showgirls' type bad movie
This movie is absolutely ridiculous
I was curious about this because of it's cast and truth be told I ended up enjoying it more than I thought I would.
A teenage boy, who has recurring dreams about a mysterious girl, eventually meets her when she shows up in his small Southern town and starts going to school with him. He's instantly smitten, even though everyone else in the school instantly condemns her as weird, and indeed, strange things do seem to happen in her wake.
The movie is good, but not great. There are some fun scenes and the aspect of teenage awkwardness and dating is very well done. Alden Ehrenreich does a great job as a gawky, Southern teenager. He's fumbling and bumbling, but thoroughly sweet in his demeanor. This is mixed with some great visuals of magic being played out and fantastic acting from Emma Thompson and…
Okay, so I've done my share of hating on here of these movies based on popular young adult novels. Most recently with The Mortal Instruments. I even say that this kind of stuff starts getting embarrassing when you watch them outside of that teenage realm.
Damn if Beautiful Creatures didn't make me eat my words a bit. I guess I still have some silliness in me yet. I thought this story was really cool and the kids are actually pretty charming and funny. Also, something should be said about the group of adults that chose to be in this - Emma Thompson, Viola Davis, Jeremy Irons, and Emmy Rossum are quite the actors and they definitely brought something to the film that a lot of other movies like this don't have.
I hope they continue the movies, maybe I'll even pick up the books.
In "Beautiful Creatures," Ethan(Alden Ehrenreich) is a senior in high school and already a prolific reader. So, it is no surprise that he dreams, not only about going to college far away but also about a mysterious young woman that he associates with lightning. When that turns out to be Lena Duchannes(Alice Englert) of a mysterious local family, now in his high school, that only serves to pique his interest even more. At least her uncle Macon(Jeremy Irons) invites him in for tea before warning his niece and not just about the usual teenage hormonal stuff either.
While entertaining, "Beautiful Creatures" is also extremely broad, assuming that the South is still ruled by book bannings and Civil War reenactments. And…
So looking at the rest of my day and seeing what needs to be done... This will most likely be my last watch for the 2014 year. I wish I could tell you there was some significance to my choice but there wasn't, other than it was on my watch list. :-)
That being said, I did find Beautiful Creatures to be an enjoyable movie in its on right. I liked the casting, with Jeremy Irons and Emma Thompson adding the star power and the rest carrying their own weight through out. The story line has been done before of course... thinking The Covenant but generally I'm okay with that as long as the movie is well done and not…
Weird, but oddly good. Movie night with Sarah. ❤
- Ferris Bueller's Day Off
- Teen Wolf
- The Breakfast Club
- American Pie
- The Broken Circle Breakdown
- Inside Llewyn Davis
This is what I've seen so far in 2013, ranked from best to worst. I must say that 2013 turned…
- The Wolf of Wall Street
- Pain & Gain
- Inside Llewyn Davis
- 12 Years a Slave
Will be updated regularly.