Movie Title : Beautiful Creatures
Directed by : Richard LaGravenese
Based on : Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia & Margaret S
Studio : Alcon Entertainment
Distributed by : Warner Bros. Pictures
My Rating : 5 of 5
Beautiful Creatures is an American romantic fantasy film, telling about casters – humans who are capable of performing magical spells. There are two kinds of caster – light and dark. The male casters can choose who they want to be, but female casters can’t. They’ll be claimed by the moon, depends on their true nature.
Lena Duchannes (Alice Englert) is on her way to her sixteenth birthday, when she’ll be claimed. Her strong power makes her family worried. Her uncle, Macon Underwood (Jeremy Irons), changes from dark to light, to keep Lena’s true nature good and changes her into a light caster as well. Lena moves to Gatlin to live with her uncle and her other family members, who are all light casters. Then, she meets Ethan Wate (Alden Ehrenreich), her school friend, and they got close. Macon disapproves of their love and fondness of each other, and conspires with Ethan’s family friend, Amma (Viola Davis), to keep the two separated. However, Ethan continues to pursue Lena, until she confesses that her family are casters and tells him about the claim.
Ridley (Emmy Rossum), Lena’s cousin, and Sarafine (Emma Thompson), Lena’s mother – both are dark casters, want Lena to join them, becoming a dark caster. They keep trying to turn Lena into dark. Then Lena and Ethan find out about their ancestors, caster Genevieve Duchannes (Rachel Broanahan) and mortal Confederate soldier Ethan Carter Wate were in love. Ethan Carter was shot in battle and Genevieve revived him using a forbidden spell that caused her to go dark and curse all the Duchannes family’s women. Lena almost loses hope, but her family and Ethan keep encouraging her. In the end, she finds her own solution to her problems.
The ending is an open ending, which means there’ll be sequels. There are four novels – Beautiful Creatures, Beautiful Darkness, Beautiful Chaos, and Beautiful Redemption. I guess they’re all gonna be filmed. Can’t wait! Sorry for the short summary. I really don’t want to give any spoilers. It’s a really great movie, trust me. Highly recommended. You won’t be disappointed! It’s sweet and touching, not just any forbidden love story, it has moral lessons, too. About family, sacrifices, and love.
The conflicts and twists are engaging, and it made me curious during the whole scenes! It has its own sense of humor and I love it! Since they’re in South Carolina, they have this western accent, which is cute! The characters are lovable! The actors and actress are good-looking and very talented. They played their role very well. I can feel their strong chemistry and it made me shiver! So, what are you waiting for? Go watch it right away, you won’t regret it!
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