The Beautiful Creatures book has been out for a while now and I’ve never picked it up because it just doesn’t sound interesting to me. I went to the movies today with David (from David Reviews) to see it. He had read the book, but I hadn’t. I had no idea what it was about or what to expect. After watching this catastrophe of a movie, I’m 100% certain that I will never read the book.
Unfortunately, I had paid $12.00 to sit and watch this garbage, so I couldn’t afford to just get up and leave. I remained hopeful that, at some point in the 2 hours or so that this was running, it would get better. It didn’t. It got worse. Way worse. So what was wrong with it? Here’s the list:
The actors and the acting
OMG. The movie died with their choice of leading characters. Lena and Ethan were just wrong. So wrong. They didn’t look like I would expect them to, with their much too obvious flaws and their bad acting. It didn’t work.
Lena came off as distant and brooding at the beginning and then within 5 minutes Ethan had her smiling like an idiot. She kept picking stupid fights with him that went nowhere, because she would be all lovey-dovey as soon as he looked at her again. Ethan was another one, he kept making corny jokes that only, like, 2 people laughed at.
The actors tried to make some scenes much more dramatic than they were. No. Just no. They butchered it. There was nothing dramatic about this movie. It was just stupid.
I think we can all agree that insta-love sucks. They were already so in love that first week they met. WTF. It was so annoying. I mean, they didn’t even KNOW each other yet! Ethan could have been some psycho serial killer, Lena… wake up!
I also hated the whole “their love is so strong” bullcrap. So stupid. Apparently, their love was stronger than anything and impossible things happened because of it. They had known each other for like a month.
There was so much that wasn’t explained… why??? Those of us who didn’t (and probably never will) read the book need to know the details! I was so lost. There were so many unanswered questions and nothing got explained. They basically just said “screw you” to all the people who didn’t read the book.
The music and the special effects
The music was a little too much for what was going on. I think they tried to make these scenes sound way more interesting than they really were, which didn’t work out very well. AND what was it with all those unneeded special effects? It was blown out of proportion. There was so much lighting and fire and blah, blah, blah. Ugh.
It was horrible. I just hated it. There were a few high schoolers clapping when the movie ended, which was so annoying. There was nothing to clap about. I just wanted to go up to them and do this:
Yep, so it was a disaster and I wish I had saved those $12 to go buy a book or something useful. Bad, bad movie. I don’t even see how they’ll make a sequel to it now. Will people even go see it? Probably not many. I certainly won’t.