#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Teenager Ethan Wate is obsessed with his urge to finish high school and go on to college in order to leave the small town of Gatlin, South Carolina behind, until a mysterious girl begins to inhabit his dreams. When he meets Lena Duchannes, a newcomer who has just enrolled in his school, Ethan knows she is the girl in his dreams. Lena is rejected by the rest of her classmates for being the granddaughter of Macon Ravenwood, whom the town’s superstitious residents consider to be a devil-worshiper. But Ethan gives her a ride anyway and they fall in love. Lena reveals to her new boyfriend that she is a witch, and that on her sixteenth birthday she will be claimed by either the forces of light or of darkness. She will remain in the light, but only if she does not remain in love with Ethan. To make matters worse, her evil mother, Sarafine, is casting spells to push Lena to the dark side. Ethan joins her in a search to find a magic spell to save their doomed love. Will the lovers succeed?
Plot: Ethan Wate just wants to get to know Lena Duchannes better, but unbeknownst to him, Lena has strange powers. As Lena’s 16th birthday approaches she might decide her fate, to be good or evil. A choice which will impact her relationship forever.
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Boring and too cheese.
The same way Percy Jackson is a bad copy of Harry Potter, Beautiful creatures is a bad copy of Twilight. The big difference is that Percy Jackson is a bad copy of a good series of novels and movies while Beautiful Creatures is a bad copy of yet another bad series of novels and movies.
***Too-campy, Christphobic Sothern Gothic fantasy about “casters” aka witches***
RELEASED IN 2013 and directed by Richard LaGravenese, “Beautiful Creatures” chronicles events in a small town in rural South Carolina where a college-minded high schooler (Alden Ehrenreich) becomes infatuated by a mysterious new girl (Alice Englert) who recently moved in with her eccentric uncle (Jeremy Irons) at his creepy Antebellum mansion. He learns that they are “casters,” immortals with magical powers; and that an evil relative (Emma Thompson) wants Lena for the darkness.
The director wrote the script based on the first of four young adult books of “The Caster Chronicles” by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl. Fans of the book, however, say it’s one of the most unfaithful book-to-screen adaptions. Since I’ve never read any of these books this was irrelevant to me.
There’s nothing wrong with the production as far as sets, costumes, cast, music goes. It cost $60 million and looks it. The Southern Gothic air is to die for and the first act is intriguing. Unfortunately, the tone is semi-campy where several of the characters are overly cartoonish. It’s reminiscent of comic booky Stephen King flicks (e.g. “Silver Bullet” and “Needful Things”), but a notch or two more exaggerated.
The first half is also encumbered by an overtly anti-Christian slant. I don’t have a problem with movies that depict the evils of fundamentalist legalism, like in “The Mist” (2007), but here the stereotypes are so overdone they don’t ring true, not to mention there’s no positive depiction of believers to compare with the negative ones (like in “The Mist”). According to this movie, ALL Christians are hateful, rash, judgmental, condemning bigots. Lazy writers love stereotypes because they don’t have to write interesting complex characters.
Take Lena’s first day at school where two girls automatically assume she’s “satanic” merely because she lives at the eerie plantation; they then proceed to openly pray for her. It’s so overdone, cartoony and eye-rolling it takes the viewer right out of the movie. This doesn’t even reflect reality in the modern world anyway: Even in a backwater town in the USA it’s more likely that a devout Christian would be persecuted by mocking unbelievers and nominal Christians rather than vice versa. Another thoroughly unrealistic element is how all the top community leaders are ee-vil fundies who GO TO THE SAME CHURCH. Why Sure!
To be fair, the second half halfheartedly tries to make up for this by briefly revealing a more positive Christian character and having the pastor give a worthy mini-sermon on sacrifice, but it’s too little too late after misrepresenting and offending half of the viewership.
Another problem is how the two protagonists suck face too much. The girl’s only 15. I’m not saying mid-teenagers don’t make-out, but (again) it’s so overdone it’s eye-rolling.
For a better executed and entertaining fantasy/horror flick based on a young adult book series, check out “Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant” (2009).
THE MOVIE RUNS 2 hours, 4 minutes and was shot entirely in Louisiana (Covington, Madisonville, Batchelor, St. Francisville and New Orleans).
GRADE: C/C- (4.5/10)
Coming from someone who hasn’t read the book
The story has an original premise in that’s it has a fairly familiar ideas (witches and magic – one of the oldest subjects for stories – strange kid moves into town and changes everything, secrets about the town are unveiled etc.) but the focus is on how the caster girl’s powers affect her and her feelings of being outcast all her life, and the story revolves around a teen romance with a twist.
I went to see the film expecting to follow Lena, the caster girl who is struggling with the powers of light and dark inside her, but was (pleasantly) surprised to see the story was generally told from the point of view of her love interest Ethan, the ‘normal’ boy who falls for the outsider when everyone else shuns her. He’s a very likable character, clearly passionate and compassionate, and has a good sense of humour that provides fresh light on the sometimes dark story matter.
It was also a bit creepier than I expected. There is conflict between the light and dark casters, as well as these elements within the characters, fighting for supremacy – danger and fear run through the film, and you will be surprised more than once.
Personally I found this film really entertaining, though I understand many fans are unhappy with the adaptation and I’m considering reading the books myself. I thought it offered everything, humour, action, fear, a sweet romance, a healthy dose of magic – and it’s fresh! This is a solid, quality young adult movie.
Love, Curse and Sacrifice
In Gatlin, South Caroline, the teenager Ethan Wate (Alden Ehrenreich) dreams on leaving the conservative town and go to the college. Ethan has dreams with a mysterious girl and when he meets the fifteen year-old newcomer Lena Duchannes (Alice Englert) in his class, he realizes that she is the girl of his dreams. The outcast Lena is rejected by the mates since she is the granddaughter of Macon Ravenwood (Jeremy Irons), who is considered a worshiper of the devil by the superstitious dwellers.
Ethan gives a ride to Lena and they fall in love with each other. Soon he learns that Lena is a good witch that on her sixteenth birthday will be claimed by the light and the darkness. She may stay in the light, but is cursed to change to the dark side if she falls in love with him. Further, her evil mother Sarafine (Emma Thompson) is a caster that is pushing Lena to the dark side. Now they are seeking a spell to save their doomed love. Will the lovers succeed?
“Beautiful Creatures” is a pleasant romantic fantasy about love, curse and sacrifice. The fight between light and darkness is well resolved and the conclusion is open to interpretations. It will never be nominated to an Oscar, but entertains. My vote is six.
Title (Brazil): “Dezesseis Luas” (“Sixteen Moons”)
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 4 min (124 min)
Genre Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Director Richard LaGravenese
Writer Richard LaGravenese (screenplay), Kami Garcia (based on the novel “Beautiful Creatures” by), Margaret Stohl (based on the novel “Beautiful Creatures” by)
Actors Alden Ehrenreich, Alice Englert, Jeremy Irons, Viola Davis
Awards 9 nominations.
Production Company 3 Arts Entertainment, Belle Pictures
Sound Mix Dolby Digital, Datasat, SDDS
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Panavision Panaflex Millennium XL2, Panavision C- and E-Series Lenses, Panavision Panaflex Platinum, Panavision G-Series Lenses
Laboratory DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA (prints), Efilm (digital intermediate), FotoKem Laboratory, Burbank (CA), USA (dailies), Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA (color) (prints)
Film Length 3,390 m (7 reels)
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision3 500T 5219)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Panavision (anamorphic) (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision 2383), D-Cinema