Movie: Beautiful Creatures
Starring: Jeremy Irons, Emma Thompson, Alden Ehrenreich
My Rating: Two thumbs up
I was a bit leery about going to this movie. The trailers made it seem so very cheesy (though cheesy rarely scares me!) but I'd heard from my husband's friend that it was different, better even, then most chick flicks and even though it might look like another Twilight, it was not. At least that was his assessment.
So, I made everyone go with me over the holiday weekend, to see what we thought.
And... I liked it! In fact I liked it quite a lot! (My husband though, just says, it was okay.)
This is the movie made from the book (what movie isn't these days) that I reviewed here. It's about a normal kid who's bored with his life when suddenly everything changes and gets quite exciting when a new girl moves in. He finds out she is some sort of witch, no, make that... a Caster! And their lives are intertwined because of an ancient spell and subsequent curse.
So what I especially loved about the movie and was surprised to see, was how funny and witty it was! This kid, Alden Ehrenreich, was awesome! What a wonderful job he did! And such funny things he says! Love his personality! I'm sure those lines were in the book, but I probably missed them at the time. The movie is great for bringing all that out.
I loved Jeremy Irons too, how could I not. He is so fun to watch... and listen to.
Some of the witchy stuff was a little over the top and weird perhaps, but you know, not that bad. And like the book, I really loved the connection with the past... the Civil War.
I never managed to read the book sequels, but now that the story is fresh in my mind, I hope to get to them, especially now that I just loaded them on my Kindle!
But anyway, I do think you readers who love the YA books will love this one.
Here's the trailer: