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02.15.13

Beautiful Creatures Movie

Beautiful Creatures is based off the book of the same name. The focus of the movie is two high school students, Lean & Ethan, who are drawn together by love, true love. The girl, a witch struggling to hide her powers, that will be claimed for either the light or dark on her 16th birthday and the boy, a mere mortal that dreams of escaping small town life.

I haven’t read the book so I don’t know if the movie followed the story line closely or not so this review is not a comparison of the book to the movie, but rather, just a quick review to let you know the good and bad.

Beautiful Creatures Movie

The movie starts with narration (a la Twilight), but it is engaging and sets a good foundation for the movie. I found myself laughing quite a bit throughout the movie and Em may have shed or tear or two at a scene towards the end.

Its a typical love story with a bit of supernatural thrown in. Boy meets girl, girl is a witch, boy and girl fall in love, girl must sacrifice boy for the good of all. As cliche as the movie might sound its actually very enjoyable. The acting, for the most part, was great. There were a few cheesy moments that made me groan in agony, but I moved passed it quickly.

Beautiful Creatures

 
Set design and costumes were fantastic. When Emmy Rossum stepped out of the car wearing this outfit my first thought was “way to rock that outfit” and I ‘m quite sure every guy in the place drooled a little bit.
 
The ending left me wanting more and I didn’t want the movie to end. That says a lot since I’m usually not that engaged in a movie and can’t wait to leave.

Bottom line: Go see it. It’s funny and entertaining and more enjoyable than some of the other recent teen movies that have been produced.

7 Comments

  1. Posted February 15, 2013 at 10:54 am | Permalink

    I’m looking forward to this movie and I’m debating reading the book first!
    I didn’t expect it to be a funny movie though… and Emmy Rossum is a favorite of mine.

  2. Posted February 15, 2013 at 12:32 pm | Permalink

    Wow, that ‘dress.’ Sigh, to be young with a bod like that again. The press tour has me intrigued enough, plus your review. Would taking my nearly 10 yr old girl be okay?

  3. Posted February 15, 2013 at 1:14 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for the review! I am also thinking about reading the book first… and maybe waiting till the movie is out on DVD. I am such a sucker for supernatural fiction and movies. I was rather surprised by the cast for this one (love the actors!)so have added it to my list.

  4. Posted February 15, 2013 at 1:26 pm | Permalink

    I’m glad to hear you liked this. I wasn’t very impressed by the commercials but now that you had good things to say about it I might check it out.

  5. Posted February 15, 2013 at 1:30 pm | Permalink

    Looks like a great teen movie!

  6. admin
    Posted February 15, 2013 at 2:09 pm | Permalink

    Rajean, I think it would be fine for a 10 year old. Some kissing, no swearing….I think she would really enjoy it.

  7. Posted February 20, 2013 at 2:23 pm | Permalink

    Not my cuppa tea, but my daughter wants to see this. I’m happy about the rating and your info on what is involved.