Written July 24, 2016
First off if all you know if this movie is the Trailers, go learn a bit about the movie before you watch it or prepare to be disappointed as I was.
That being said, it wasn't a bad movie. It was a fairly good teen romance movie all things considered, what it was not was a fun action filled magical romp.
Written March 02, 2015
I didn't like the choices of actors for the characters of the book. I really didn't like that they "merged" characters - the housekeeper and the librarian! Ethan's elderly aunts, the dog Bo Radley, and Ethan's father were never seen. That doesn't even cover so many changes that the screenplay made in the story. I'd really like my money back on this one.
Written December 26, 2014
I remember watching The Hunger Games and thinking, wow, they did not stick with the source material and missing all the important stuff. Compared to Beautiful Creatures, that movie was a masterpiece. As a fan of the Castor Chronicles, I have to say DO NOT SEE THIS MOVIE. If you loved the books, you will HATE this movie. I know no book to movie adaption will ever be like the book. But this movie didn't even have the essence that made Beautiful Creatures such a good book.The direction is awful. The script is HORRIBLE. Just. don't see this movie. These people don't deserve your money.
Written June 25, 2016
It was a fantastic movie. Full of drama, romance and surprisingly action. It's definitely a must see .
Written May 25, 2016
I've never read the book so I'll take the word of my wife and daughter when they say the movie did not follow the book very well and made a number of unfortunate changes to the story.
For me personally, I left feeling I had just paid matinee prices for a made for TV movie.
The leading man, while having a nice smile, is too old for the part. Speaking of nice smile, it is used at every turn whether called for or not.
The leading lady at times turns in a performance that is rather disappointing to the point that her own cardboard cutout could have stood in for her.
The best acting comes from a somewhat over the top Emma Thompson and a seductive Emmy Rossum, both of whom sadly only shows just how bad the main characters were.
Jeremy Irons did what he does best, be Jeremy Irons with a different accent.
Sadly, I should have waited and seen this one on DVD instead.
Thankfully the family time involved made it worth it, even if the movie itself didn't,