Saturday, February 16, 2013

Movie Review: Beautiful Creatures

WherI got it: Movie Theater
Rating: 1.5 stars 
Rating: Rated PG-13
Run Time: 2 hour 4 minutes

For a summary of this movie, check out my review of the book version here.

So much wasted potential on this. There were little things that weren't included that bugged me and there were huge things in this movie that bugged me. All in all this movie was just below average. The following rant may be a bit spoiler filled, so proceed at your own risk. 

Why did Lena and Ethan not conversate inside their heads? Why!? I feel like the relationship was so insubstantial in the movie and it made things just seem silly. It didn't make sense that Ethan knew that Lena was good and light and wouldn't go dark.

Why didn't Ridley eat a single damn lollipop? Where were Link's drumsticks? Why was Amma so young? Those were some little things that bugged me. It was almost like when Hunger Games DIDN'T PUT MADGE IN! Why not? It would take like one minute and it would make a world of difference.

Pretty much this was a movie based on bare bones of the novel. It seemed like more of a magical romance that didn't really make sense, instead of a Southern gothic tale. It was just very disappointing how much was lacking in this film. I'm sure if I had read the book more recently, I would have been even more disappointed. It very much reminded me of the Twilight movie. What a terrible movie, with only the smallest hint of relation to the book.

So go, see this if you must, but I really can't recommend it. I'd be interested to hear what other people thought, good or bad. Leave some comments below. 


  1. I wasn't a fan of the book, but looking at the trailer I didn't think that even did a good job at reflecting the book. I seriously cannot believe Riley didn't even eat one lolly pop!! What the heck!? I hate it when movies barely use the book as a reference, sorry to hear you didn't like this one!

  2. No lollipops, that's outrageous! Seriously, it's something that is mentioned over and over again. It sounds like they've taken the name of the book and the characters and set it in the South and then changed everything else. Ug. Why are movie adaptations always so crappy? I don't really want to see this now. Great review, hun!

  3. I totally agree with those things you mentioned especially the lollipop. Sorry if these comments are spoiler-ish too, but it really bugged me that the Sixteen Moons song was missing. That song or a variation of it is such a big part in all of the books so to have it missing seemed extremely strange. I didn't like that Amma was a Keeper and replaced Marian. If there are going to be movie sequels, I'm not sure how things will play out. It seems like things will be all mixed up! The movie wasn't the worst book to movie that I've watched but it definitely could have been so much better.

  4. The main thing for me is that Ethan didn't die. Its the whole set up for the next 3 books. And that the director changed the ending of the book. It was a total waste of my time. I'd rather sit through Twilight because at least the movie was similar to the book.


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