I am thrilled to say that the other day I got to see the Beautiful Creatures movie.
Now, I am a big fan of the books and have been since Kami and Margaret’s debut so all those thoughts you are thinking;
‘Will is live up to the novels?’,
‘What???? Amma and Marian are one person?’
‘WAIT a second… Ridley is blonde… and punk sexy not some brunette!’
Yeah, those thoughts. I had them too. Until I sat through the movie and as the credits rolled and Kami and Margaret’s names popped up and I nearly burst into tears I was so happy for them. Now I can’t promise that all of the book fans will like the movie but personally I was swept off my feet. The thing that caught me the most off guard was just how close they got to the novel even down to some of my favorite dialogue!
The overall heart of the story was there. Yes, you will see differences. After all, this is a two hour movie versus a 563 page book. The only difference that got to me was a hair color but even that at least I got for one scene as shown below (though yes, for those of us who had a serious adoration for both Amma and Marian it is a serious adjustment but one that they managed to tie and have made sense in a new way)
For all of my book purists out there, no not all of your favorite scenes will be included but personally the majority of mine were. Titanic, raining on Ethan, the big kiss, what it means to be human, the locket and so much more.
Now, on to the cast. I actually adored both Alice and Alden.
That’s right, Macon.
The man we have all come to know and love was played by Jeremy Irons and let me just say it is a perfect match.
Overall, an amazing adaptation that I am gladly going to purchase on DVD when it comes out. Some movies take away from your love of a story and others capture it, I found this novel embracing Lena and Ethan’s unique romance and giving the audience a view into the poetic beauty of the series from the point of view of our favorite down to earth bookworm, Ethan.
As movies go this one was a 5/5 star for me. While I will always prefer a book over a movie this is a movie I am looking forward to watching again and again as I reread these amazing novels again and again and revisit Ethan and Lena’s wonderful story whenever I find myself missing them.
What did you think?
Have you seen the Beautiful Creatures film yet?