This was a hard movie to watch. I barely got half way with it. It was painful. Just bombed for me.
I read beautiful creatures and I loved it! But I recently saw the movie and was sooo disappointed! The book had all the potential to be as big as twilight but they screwed it up by completely straying from the books storyline. They left out main important characters like amma and Marian. The casting job was horrible! The only one that I thought matched the book was link. I recommend that you bypass this movie and just read the beautiful creatures series. You'll get a much better story and more bang for your buck
This film is being released Feb 14th 2013 in theatres, ChickAdvisor attended a free screening of this film courtesy of their PR team.
So I need to preface this review by saying: I wasn't a huge fan of this movie but I'm not exactly the demographic for it. If you're the type to be into this type of film, then you're really going to like it which is why I am going to recommend it.
It's in the same vein as Twilight or anything along those lines. Lots of dramatic forbidden love infused with the supernatural. I will say that I have seen the first Twilight movie and I was not a fan and I did like this one better. I thought it was smarter and the dialogue was better, it had some cute, funny parts too.
For a bit of background, the story centers around a young boy who is bored with his small town, southern, conservative upbringing until he meets a mysterious girl who comes from the rumoured 'satan worshipping' outcast family in town. They fall in love but this mysterious girl, Lena has some secrets.
The acting is a bit lack luster but Alden Ehrenreich, who plays Ethan the main character really stands out, he was very charming. And Emma Thomson plays a crazy evil lady very well.
It's not the best movie and at times it is very cheesy but fans of Twilight will enjoy this.
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