Beautiful Creatures is a new attempt at recreating Twilight with another horrid book about teenagers in love and one of them has supernatural powers. In Beautiful Creatures, a young Southern boy and girl are star crossed lovers. They start to fall for one another, but then more and more about their families is uncovered, leading to potentially disastrous results.
Basically, it seems the girl’s family are a bunch of magic-wielding witches, and when every person in their family turns 18 they’re claimed by either good or evil. Lena, the main actress, is about to turn 18 and be claimed. She doesn’t know if she’ll be good or evil yet, and so she’s scared of her love for Ethan, as she might turn bad and hurt him. Then they fight for their love and it’s sorta halfway about self-determination, but also not, since she gets claimed in the end. I think.
Beautiful Creatures comes from writer/director Richard LaGravenese, who wrote Water For Elephants, Freedom Writers, and The Horse Whisperer. He also directed Freedom Writers and PS, I Love You. So he has a bit of experience, but more as a writer.
The film is based on a novel by Kami Garcia. So it’s clearly up to Shakespearean standards.
Beautiful Creatures Trailer
Beautiful Creatures Release Date
February 13, 2013
Who’s In It?
Emma Thompson … Mrs. Lincoln
Emmy Rossum … Ridley Duchannes
Jeremy Irons … Macon Ravenwood
What’s Good About It?
It has a character named “LITTLE NINJA”
I’m seeing this.
Also, Emmy Rossum plays a bad girl, which I believe the film interprets to mean slut. I’M SO WATCHING THIS.
Beautiful Creatures also seems to be making a film more about teen angst than about stupid teen love a la Twilight, so there’s some potential there. Plus, the cast has Jeremy Irons and Emma Thompson. And Emmy Rossum. Emmy… Rossum. I just came thinking about her.
What’s Bad About It?
It’s still a little too Twilight for a big manly man like me.
Our Clever Prediction
I don’t see Beautiful Creatures doing huge business. I think it’s a little too obviously a ripoff of Twilight to do very well. There’s a chance that it’ll do well, but that chance is slim.