I haven’t watched Beautiful Creatures, but just by looking at the posters, I don’t think I would – I’m afraid it will turn out to be another Twilight. But a friend, who has graciously allowed me to post her reviews here, is making me think twice. She knew I (intentionally) missed the 2nd – 4th Twilight Saga, so I guess she is trying to persuade me to watch Beautiful Creatures.
This is an excerpt of her email to me :
“I haven’t read the book, and I didn’t know the actors in the movie except for Jeremy Irons. But since I had time to spare with nothing interesting to do, I thought, what the heck – this looks better than the other posters hanging on GSC walls! So, innie-minnie-mynie-mo! I chose to watch Jeremy Irons new movie!
Not that I am a particular fan of his, I don’t think he has ever played a likeable fella, but he is a well-respected actor, though he can be dreadfully serious! But well, it has been a long time since I’ve seen his face on the screen, so what the heck!
I was hooked from the first monologue of the main character of the movie, Ethan Waite (don’t know the actor’s real name). The script is far more intelligent than Twilight, the casts are perfect in their respective roles, nobody who had a dialogue in the movie was uninteresting, to say the least! So Ismail, if you are not looking for something to burden your thoughts or frighten your soul or make you wanna jump off your seats, then this stuff just might make you smile (not laugh, mind you, this is definitely not a comedy!) at the innocence of youthful love.
I just wished they are not so young! I’m afraid all these teenage stories will make our kids think 16 – 18 as the perfect age to be in love and wise! But the difference between Beautiful Creatures and Twilight is that the ‘Beautiful Creatures’ in the movie sound more intelligent, well, like I said, they have better scripts!
As I adored listening to Tom Hanks in ‘Forest Gump’, I also love listening to the Southern drawls of the characters in the movie – irrespective of whether they sound perfect or not (I wouldn’t know)! And I was pleasantly surprised to see Viola Davies and Emma Thompson in the ensemble alongside the impressive Jeremy Irons. The presence of the ‘Titans’ really enhanced the story.
In short, Ismail, you should take your family to watch this.”
Well, Annie, I just might! 😀 Thanks for the info.