So the time came to put on my reviewing head on and pop on over to the cinema to review Beautiful Creatures.
Ethan Wate (Alden Ehrenreich) longs to escape his small Southern town. He meets a mysterious new girl in town, Lena Duchannes (Alice Englert). Together, they uncover dark secrets about their respective families, their history and their town.
Now for me the first thing that I thought about Beautiful Creatures was Twilight, another film of romance with young characters, but happily once the film started I was so glad to see that it wasn’t like Twilight and Beautiful Creatures was so much better.
No shimmering vampires or slightly dodgy CGI babies in this one, instead the story, if somewhat cheesy in parts, is quite enjoyable, with the added side of a “caster” coming of age and either becoming dark or light in her powers, was a nice touch.
With the inclusion of Jeremy Irons and Emma Thompson in to the cast, Beautiful Creatures is quite enjoyable, OK it’s not going to appeal to everyone, but even for those that enjoyed the Twilight Saga, will enjoy the film with its magical twist and romantic story-line.
With Beautiful Creatures running at 124 mins it really didn’t seem that long, which is always a good sign that boredom hasn’t hit home, some of the characters do seem a little wooden, but may be this could have been down to the actors, but look on the bright side, at least Kristen Stewart wasn’t in it with her none changing facial expressions!
The visual effects in Beautiful Creatures are very nicely done, check out the flash backs, storm and family get together which are all well done, they don’t look over the top and flow in nicely with the cast and the flow of the story of the film.
I do know of the best-selling book and I haven’t read it, but I may give it a shot, just to see the comparisons from the book to the big screen, which will be interesting to check out.
Overall Thoughts For Beautiful Creatures
A film for those “tween” audiences and for those that have enjoyed Twilight, even the older audiences will enjoy the romantic story in Beautiful Creatures, certainly a film to take you loved one to see.
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