So the justjmac team have a difference of opinion. Some of our team members weren’t the HUGEST fans of the movie Beautiful Creatures and some of us FREAKING LOVED IT.
This isn’t a movie review. I respect my fellow blogmates and their opinions and posts. This is a post telling you what I loved about the movie Beautiful Creatures. From the Characters to the scenery.
First of all, when I first saw Alden Ehrenreich who plays Ethan Wate, I was like “Meh” he’s not that cute. Then the movie started. Minus his Richie Valens, Buddy Holly-esque throw back hair, I loved him. He’s adorable. Then it was a mad rush to make sure he was over the age of 21 in real life.
He’s 23 y/o.
Phew. That was a close bullet.
Also, the relationship between the characters were fantastic. Ethan and Lena had a totally unique relationship.
Ethan and Link were completely hilarious and played off each other so well. It made me happy because Link was spot on. I thought he was hilarious and perfect in every way.
Emmy Rossum’s Ridley didn’t have blonde hair for 99 percent of the movie but she was perfect. A total siren and a coward. There’s a scene toward the end that made me completely L.O.L.
I laughed out loud. I also went to the movies by myself (don’t you wish you were as cool as me?!).
The setting was perfect. I loved Ethan’s room because it was to the ‘T’ of how I imagined it. In fact, his whole house was how I imagined it.
Now, lets talk about Lena’s room. I died when I saw her room. It’s everything I want my bedroom to look like. From the wallpaper to the chandelier lamps to the dresser, and I want my room to turn into all my favorite quotes glowing on my walls with the roof that goes invisible showing the night stars. gah. I was so envious. I don’t even think I was paying attention to the dialogue in that scene. I was just taking tons of mental notes for styling my next room.
Speaking of Dialogue. I loved the banter in this movie! Ethan’s way of speaking reminded me of a male version of the Gilmore Girls. The one liners were fantastic for a YA book based film, as well.
And this movie really made me regret not going south when traveling through the south during Thanksgiving…ehh…let me explain, we went across the tops of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and then to Hotlanta, where it’s pretty but it isn’t swampy with big oak trees hung with moss.
Jeremy Irons is perfection. PERFECTION.
Also, I really loved Ethan’s glasses. As I type I am realizing that Ethan’s whole style was a 50’s throwback from his rolled short sleeved, pop collared button up shirt, hair and glasses.
The Caster Library was beautiful. I wanted to hang out there for years and years. Live there, really. Can I live there? Can it please be real?
Also, I loved Emma Thompson.
And when did a small town (real) library ever look that great? It was truly a pretty library. I wanted to live in it, as well.
I like libraries. I like books.
but I mostly liked this amazing quote from Charles Bukowski called Lifedance:
The area dividing the brain and the soul
is affected in many ways by
some lose all mind and become soul:
some lose all soul and become mind:
some lose both and become:
Whoa. Shit just got deep.
sorry for the cursing.
Here are some quotes that team member Chris said during/after the movies.
During the snow scene:
She Vampire Diaries’d him.
What is this? The Capitol?
It was reverse Twilight.
Thank you for these intriguing quotes, guy.
One last thing, there’s a sermon given toward the end of the film that was so deep and truthful. Watch out for it when you see the movie.
PS you’re seeing the movie.
Anyway. That’s it. That’s what I loved. Also, Ethan is super adorbs at one point in his all Civil War outfit.