[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 put off watching this as it was compared to twilight a lot!
But after hesitantly sitting through it, I think this is nothing like twilight.
It wasn't patronizingly sickening and a load of utter bullshit...
...it was just a typical teen romance film.
Lots of mocking of small minded religious intolerance which was fun.
...Also the main protagonists read, quite a bit, books even, which is great to see in modern films.
All in all not bad, just not great... Sunday afternoon film maybe?
Oh goodness, what can I say. In one way its a gender reversal of Twilight, (piano playings, reference to Jane Austin, awkward human, 'i don't wanna hurt you, immortal and mortal kinda thing). Except in this version its a 15 year old witch that is about to become evil, and can't be with her mortal boyfriend (who she's known for THREE DAYS). The writer had this weird obsession with the American South and the Civil War, giving us the 'greatest' quote, ''they keep reenacting the civil war like it’s going to turn out different.''
This movie has Viola Davis and Emma Thompson in it, which makes you wonder what the producers/director did to get them to be in such a terrible film. If you're in the mood for an overly cheesy, stereotyped teenage film, this is your film.
Unsympathische Hauptdarsteller, Augenrolldialoge und eine Geschichte in der mehr steckt, als dieser Film umsetzen konnte. Muss man nicht sehen.
I rather enjoyed this film.
La película tenia tanto potencial
I was planning on reading the book first but then I just decided to watch it anyways. I actually enjoyed this film not enough to buy but if a friend was watching it and asked if I wanted to as well I wouldn't oppose. The accents were kind of cool. I enjoyed a story that took place in the south. The plot was campy at times but not too overdone. It was all right. One of the better supernatural teen films, in my opinion.
Si no son vampiros, son hombres lobo, si no, extraterrestres, aquí, brujos. Pero siempre la misma estructura. Qué pesadez. (Al menos en ésta sale Emma Thompson).
the lighting was beautiful.
This is what I've seen so far in 2013, ranked from best to worst. I must say that 2013 turned…
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