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? 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…
Going into this I thought another young adult novel adaptation what a fucking treat. I mean who can get enough of those and they're always so great.
Sarcasm aside surprisingly this one wasn't awful. The story is OK, the acting is OK, and the special effects... Yep you guessed it OK. At times it feels like one of the many TV shows that have come and gone dealing with this subject matter, but I simply didn't hate it like I thought I would. My wife enjoyed it because like a lot of women she enjoys these types of love above all else stories. It's all a bit too ridiculous for me but if you enjoy that type of thing you may enjoy this film. As for me it was just OK which makes it better than most in the genre.
A far better YA adaptation than I had expected. The leads are a lot more engaging than their vampire counterparts, but this is still convoluted fluff for the most part
twilight meets the craft in all of its splendor
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Cinematically this movie is lovely.
As far as the books are concerned, I have not read them.
As far as the plot of the movie goes, it lacks variety in a sense that it's just the same formula as a supernatural teen romance, coming of age type film, and not in a good sense.
As someone who is into folklore, and supernatural beings, this movie is a disgrace. Witches just practice their fate, they don't think they're "special" and want to "show off" or call normal people "Mortals" that's total and utter bullshit. Sirens are also not very accurate to their nature and habitat, if you want to go into detail.
This is just a twilight knockoff, for teenage girls…
Actually not as bad as you would expect. The film is helped by some fantastic production design and main actors who aren't sleepwalking throughout. Yes, I'm a grown-ass man but I have no shame in giving praise where praise is due, even to a movie mostly marketed toward tweens.
What a pleasant surprise. The cast is good especially Alden Ehrenreich, Jeremy Irons, Emma Thompson & Emmy Rossum. Some decent humor and a solid story. Beautiful Creatures is an entertaining and enjoyable 2-hour ride.
Le potenzialità, per una grande opera fantasy, c'erano. Però la possibilità viene sprecata in fase di sceneggiatura.
Ethan (Alden Ehrenreich) lives in a small town in South Carolina. They seem to be still trapped in the 1950's with their backwards opinions and for Ethan he just wishes to get away. He meets the new girl in town Lena (Alice Englert). She is the mysterious girl that Ethan has been looking for. Oddly enough, she happens to be a witch, or as they like to be called Caster. Beautiful Creatures begins with some terrible cliche moments and is saved by the classically trained Jeremy Irons, Emma Thompson, and Viola Davis. This movie is a best selling young adult book that fits in the Twilight style but it actually has more of a plot. The evil Sarafine (Thompson) is…
Campy, over the top and not Twilight.
The cast is what sells this fantasy romance. Emma Thompson. Jeremy Irons. And the rest.
This isn't Twilight first and foremost, and there is no longing or staring here. There is definitely something tongue-in-cheek here, and the main two leads are likeable.
The film is a little all over the place in some points, with the spells seeming a little confusing and badly thought out on the screen. The film as whole is campy and a little hokey, and I am not completely sure if they were in on the joke.
Sometimes it was quite clear that it was supposed to be funny, while in other moments it was just a little silly.
There's nothing truly great or bad about it. It's just Beautiful Creatures.