Written August 21, 2014
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,
Written August 30, 2014
Beautiful Creatures is a movie that is worth waiting to see on DVD. Didn't expect it to be more of a cute love story than a movie about witch craft.
Written February 15, 2013
Ok I'm not usually one of those people that get upset over the book verses the movie... but this was a tragedy. It wasn't just "loosely based" on the book... they completely changed some of the key aspects and story line. If i were the authors I'd be very upset. The ending was totally different and even if i didn't read the book.... the movie wasn't really all that good. It was an epic fail all around. I wanted to walk out and demand my money back... several people actually did walk out barely half way through the movie. Where was Ethan's dad? The story about his mom? Marion Ashcroft doesn't even exist! And they say Macon is a dark caster? No... that is incorrect! The climax of the story fell completely flat... And I'm pretty sure Seraphine was the one who STABBED Ethan... he wasn't SHOT by Link. Complete trash...
Written September 02, 2014
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 18, 2013
Went and saw this movie with my husband on Valentine's Day, and was extremely disappointed. Hubby liked it, but he didn't read the books. I read all 4 books and I think that's why I didn't like it as much. The books are so much better, than the movie. I went and saw it a second time with my mom last night, and thought it wasn't that bad. Is it better than Twilight or Harry Potter? No. Would I buy the movie? Probably, since I have the books. Those of you who haven't read the books, please watch the movie, before you read them. You will be disappointed by all the scenes that should have been in the movie, but were cut out or not filmed at all.