Why I Love Beautiful Creatures
If you are a huge fan of romantic, teen flick movies like Twilight (where I cried when I watched its last supplement) you would definitely love Beautiful Creatures. (DISCLAIMER: I'm not a good movie critic but because I am still very much on a love hangover from the film, let me share with you some of my thoughts on the film.)
Beautiful Creatures is a supernatural love story based on the lives of Ethan Wate ( Alden Ehrenreich), a guy who aims to escape their little town of Gatlin who met Lena Duchaness (Alice Englert), the mysterious new girl who moves to the town just before her 16th birthday. Lena stays with her overprotective uncle Macon Ravenwood who everyone believes both of them came from an evil worshipper. However, it was only Ethan who was brave enough to not believe those rumors and be friends with Lena.
The two eventually dated, however complications arise on the fact that when Lena, who is actually a witch turns 16, she will be "claimed" either to the good or bad side. The story revolves on Ethan's dedication to fight for his love for Lena, no matter how much both of their families tell them that it would be unsafe. Their love story went to a lot of trials, to protect each other and eventually ended on quite a happy note.
The movie has that romantic-comedy feel where that made me crave for that teenage love. The movie is funny and youthful, with a little bit of mystery. However there are dragging moments on the film, but was compensated with the cuteness of Ethan and the young, strong love between the two of them. Although I hoped that the intensity of the witch story, Lena's background was stronger. I was expecting a darker and scarier feel. However all in all, because of the a mix of humor, romance and fantasy in the film, it gave me a nice and uplifted feeling after.
I definitely recommend it to watch. However I still regret that I was not able to read the book first before watching it. Anyways I hope you survived reading my not so professional movie review. Many thanks to Jonver David for the invite :D
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