So I must disclose something to you….I have not yet read the book! Why do you ask would I write a review on the book adaption of the movie when I haven’t read the book? Well thats rather simple. I don’t intend to read it.
After watching the movie, like literally an hour ago, I am already in love. And I don’t want the book world, or my imagination, to ruin it. Plus I have heard some not so nice reviews about this series which I am now questioning, given how awesome I thought the movie was.
Yes there was instant love which I am so not a fan of. But in this case I fell in love with Ethan so quickly that I couldn’t question why Lena fell so hard so fast as well. Now unlike the twilight saga, the chosen actors could actually act. I could be thinking this because its new, as I do remember when Twilight came out in the theatres and I thought is was the best damn thing eva! And then New Moon came out and I was like meh…. (why am I comparing Beautiful Creatures to Stephanie Meyer’s saga you ask?…because its been described as the new Twilight so neh)
The quirkiness of Ethan is to die for – Alden Ehrenreich really knows how to bring the humour. And although you can clearly see that, I guess in a sense, Ethan is actually the male equivalent of those done to death female heroines…I didn’t mind. Cause he’s good to look at for 2hrs. Don’t judge me. I also admired the darkness Alice Englert brought to Lena, it’ll be interesting to see if she can really bring Lena to a whole new level with upcoming events and struggles in the next one…if there even is going to be another one? One thing that I must point out though is something that my friend Cas mentioned…about them two kissing. Her comment was that it’d be uncomfortable, cause they were like seriously smashing their faces together…..thoughts?
I loved the overall plot, and the special effects blew me away! And although as soon as I got home I logged onto amazon to download the next book to continue the story I was refrained by all of the bad reviews about Ethan being stuck in tunnels for the majority of the next book. I have convinced myself that I am in love with this story…and Ethan! So I don’t want the ‘writing’ to ruin my new obsession.
What did you think of the movie? How does the book compare? Should I suck it up and read it? xoxo Happy Watching!