Beautiful Creatures Movie Reviews
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This is another take on like a Twilight movie. It is very interesting for the parts that i have seen..Come check us out at the "Lake Theatre" in Oscoda, Michigan..
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Okay, so all my friends who didn't come to the midnight showing of "Beautiful Creatures" (you know who you, lol) have been texting me the same question all morning: is it better than Twilight? The answer is a resounding YES! Yes, YES, a thousand times YES! First of all, the girl who is at the center of the story is not a sullen mopey face like Bella Swan and doesn't seem to mind being chased by a boy. She's also a helluva better actress than Kristen Stewart. The guy is also much more relatable and desireable than pretty boy Edward who is a blood sucking vampire who can't see past his own fangs. I haven't read the book that this movie is based on, but I will now after seeing the movie. I also didn't care for the Twilight books and heard that these books are much better. This is a good date movie or a movie to see with your bffs. Heck, even take your mom, she might like it!
I'm gonna go out on a limb and say that this movie was made to appeal to teens and young women during Valentine's Week..call me cynical, but it's totally obvious. That being said, I wasn't fuming at my kids for dragging me to this because it's actually quite entertaining. This isn't great cinema, but it's decent enough, especially with actors like Viola Davis, Emma Thompson, and Jeremy Irons in tow. It's about a boy who meets a girl and the two of them instantly fall in love because they both hate their town and love each other. They then go on an expedition to unearth some deep dark family secrets that neither one ever knew anything about. It's all kind of like a mic between Twilight and The Hunger Games, but it's much better in my opinion. I didn't think The Hunger Games was anything that great and this one is much sweeter and without all the violence. I won't mind seeing a sequel with my girls.
Your reaction to Beautiful Creatures will depend upon a few things: one, do you like supernatural movies, two, are you a fan of teenage love stories, and three, have you ever seen any of the Twilight movies? If you answered ‘yes’ to any or all of these questions, then this is the movie for you.
The story goes like this: a young man named Ethan (Alden Ehrenreich) loves books and quaint southern towns. He is deposited in the fictional town of Gatlin, South Carolina where nothing seems quite right and always just wrong enough to annoy him. A year into what seems like exile, he meets a girl who looks beautiful and miserable at the same time: Lena (Alice Englert). She hates Gatlin too and soon they become smitten with each other because, well, their town sucks.
Ah, but there are secrets to be found – dark secrets which shatter their rather blasé impressions of their separate and intertwined family histories. To say more would be to act as a spoiler, and this I cannot do. The two leads are charming enough and play their roles well after a few rocky moments in the beginning.
What you won’t be able to digest are Emma Thompson and Jeremy Irons accents; why they were cast as southerners as opposed to, oh I dunno, Kathy Bates or Billy Bob Thornton is a mystery. Thompson and Irons are great actors, but not every actor should attempt a drawl. This one left my head scratching every time one of them opened their mouths. Nice try, but no plantation cigar.
The movie is entertaining, if instantly forgettable, for the simple reason that it goes out of its way to be smarter than Twilight and almost as fun as the dullest parts of Harry Potter. These are teens who don’t mope and cry because of their supernatural divisions; they relish in them, and make fun of it, and for that we – as conscious moviegoers – can only be grateful.
This was a very very bad film and I definitely do not recommend seeing it in the theaters, unless you want to deliberately kill somf your brain cells. The film was incredibly stupid, dull, it lacked momentum and drama, I was just so bored the whole time. I bet this film will appeal to a young audience, especially teenage girls, it was obviously made particularly for them. Special effects were actually pretty cool but they definitely overwhelm the film and steal scenes from actual actors. It is a big studio film that does not really care about the book or how to adapt it in an interesting way, it was all about money, nothing else, nothing more.
This was a complete waste of my time and money and I wish I could unsee this film. My girlfriend likes this kind of junk and as a nice boyfriend I let her choose a movie, what can I say, big mistake on my part. This film was horrible from the very begiing to the bitter end, I was so glad when it was over. It is sappy, overly melodramatic, the story was stupid, the acting was sucky, except for Emma Thompson... Basically, I recommend you to avoid this film and if your girlfriend is dying to see it, she should do that with her girlfriends instead of torturing you.
My friend is crazy about Twilight films, it is not comprehensable to me but she loves those movies. When she saw a trailer of this film, she made me promise that I will go see it with her and as a good friend I agreed, it was a big mistake. I hate Twilght films, I think they are horrible and they literally kill your brain cells and this film was like a mix of Twilight and a horrible version of Harry Potter, it was the worst! I felt a little bit dumber after this film and as quite embaressed about the fact that I spend my money on this so called movie. Overall, I hope people will avoid this m at all costs, however i have to note that my friend really liked it, so I guess if you enjoy Twilight films, you will like this one as well.