Written July 24, 2014
When I first saw previews for this movie I said "WOW! it looks awesome! I better read the book before I see it!" I was beyond disappointed to find out that the movie is NOTHING like the book. They changed characters, forgot characters, and flat out CHANGED things that happened in the book. I hope they don't make a sequel.
Written July 25, 2014
If you've read Beautiful Creatures expect to be disappointed. My granddaughter and I couldn't believe all the changes made to a book that both of us really enjoyed. If you have never read the book, you would probably like this movie. As a stand alone movie its a definite DVD rental. For those of you who've read the book, Lena and Ethan do not communicate with their minds in the movie, there is no Boo-Radley, Amma is also the keeper of the Caster Library, Lincoln is seldom seen and doesn't have his own band, The dance is mentioned but not portrayed, the showdown with the school board and Link's mom takes place in a church and only Uncle Macon shows up to defend Lena and in the movie this is when Sarafine reveals herself to Macon while in the guise of Link's mom, and in the end Ethan doesn't remember Lena and what happened on her 16th birthday. Disappointing.
Written February 17, 2013
I really enjoyed the movie but I hate when someone fakes a Southern Accent! There are many actors with real accents that could play the part and if you have to fake an accent get the region correct. That was a Mississippi accent not a South Carolina accent we too in the South have different accents for different regions.
Written February 25, 2013
I kept getting a sense of deja-vu. I even knew the ending; or close enough to it. I did not read this fabulous book mentioned in reviews. The movie was worth my time and money. Will I see it again or rent it? Nah. The special effects were tops. I would have loved seeing the southern version of the Addams Family house more and maybe it should have been a little longer. Thumb's up movie-goers.
Written February 15, 2013
If you have read the book you definitely do not want to see it. I went with a friend who hadn't read the book and really enjoyed the movie. But there are so many things that were changed to make the movie completely different from the book. I felt like I was watching a movie that just took bits and pieces from the book.