Beautiful Creatures (2013)
Critic Consensus: Charming romantic leads and esteemed supporting cast aside, Beautiful Creatures is a plodding YA novel adaptation that feels watered down for the Twilight set.
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Critic Reviews for Beautiful Creatures
Beautiful Creatures is like the Twilight movies but with a chaperone making sure the boys dance a foot apart from the girls.
'Beautiful Creatures' is stylish, campy fun at times.
The movie is claimed ... by narrative incoherence, Tim Burton-envy and the usual demons of digital effects.
This surprisingly beguiling attempt to blend fantasy, coming-of-age drama, melodrama, camp and social critique isn't always successful - but it's nearly always entertaining.
A dash -- only a dash -- of Tim Burton ghoulishness might have helped.
Audience Reviews for Beautiful Creatures
This teen gothic drama got no love at all in the theatres, and despite its no-name leads, muddled southern accents, and liberties taken from the books (which I haven't read), it's still achingly romantic with equal parts sass, lore, and sacrifice. Ethan, a southern gentleman and scholar, dreams of a life outside Gatlin, SC, but when he falls for the town's new social pariah, Lena, a "caster" who will almost certainly be claimed by the dark side on her eighteenth birthday, he is determined to save her soul through love. Alden Ehrenreich and Alice Englert's push-and-pull chemistry is remarkably sensual. Ehrenreich really shines as the squinty shucksidoodles Ethan, exhibiting folksy humor and revealing unexpected depth in the scene where Macon hexes him to plot out his disappointment of a future. Emmy Rossum is also a devilish vixen, especially in her claiming scene. Emma Thompson seems utterly out of place, seeming neither southern enough nor glamorous enough.
Chick flick here!! I am a sucker for romantic stories. This was a surprisingly good one, since I expected a cheap ripoff of the Twilight series. Good acting. Emma Thompson as the evil, and self-amused matriarch, is perfectly cast. Jeremy Irons was wonderful, as usual. I enjoyed this very much...
I strain to recall a movie where the hunky male lead was played by someone less hunky. Still, it was a fun movie with a coherent script and nice special effects.
Beautiful Creatures Quotes
|Ethan Wate:||They keep re-enacting the Civil War like it's gonna turn out different.|
|Ethan Wate:||You still don't get it, do you? I don't wanna be any further away from you than I am right now. One way or another... Love is a risk for anybody... Go ahead, kill me.|
|Ethan Wate:||There are no coincidences.|
|Lena Duchannes:||Bless your heart, sugar. You must have been first in your litter.|