Tuesday, 26 March 2013

[Movie Review] Beautiful Creatures - Dark Secrets will Come to Light

Thanks to Sony Music Singapore for the tickets to Beautiful Creatures and yes, 
I enjoyed the movie alot!

This movie is about a supernatural love story set in the South, "Beautiful Creatures" tells the tale of two star-crossed lovers: Alden Ehrenreich as Ethan, a young man longing to escape his small town, and Alice Englert as Lena, a mysterious new girl 
who joined the same school as Ethan and together, they uncover dark secrets about their respective families, their history and their town...

In Gatlin, South Carolina, Ethan Wate awakens from a recurring dream of a girl he doesn't know. In narration, he describes his enjoyment of reading banned books, his despair of his small-town existence and his dreams of leaving for college. 

Arriving for his first day of junior year, Ethan notices newcomer Lena Duchannes, who resembles the girl he has been dreaming about. The other students do not take kindly to her and spread gossip regarding her reclusive uncle, Macon Ravenwood, and her family being devil worshippers

Overhearing these whispers, Lena tenses and the classroom windows shatter, amplifying the fears and suspicions of the class and the towns people at large that she is a witch.

Photo: What was your favorite moment from Beautiful Creatures?

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On a drive home, Ethan nearly runs over Lena, whose car has broken down. He gives her a ride home and the two bond over their shared love of poetry and having both lost their mothers. Ethan drops Lena off but later finds a locket and returns to the mansion to give it to her as a present. 

Ridley, Lena's provocative cousin/childhood friend and Sarafine, Lena's mother, who has possessed Mrs. Lincoln, the mother of Ethan's friend Link. and foresees Lena becoming a more powerful caster than her. 

Photo: "There’s darkness in you... don’t you try to deny it." - Sarafine (Emma Thompson) to Lena (Alice Englert) in Beautiful Creatures

Wanting to egg Lena to the "Dark side", Sarafine tries her means and ways to get near Ethan.
They consult with Amma, who is in fact a keeper of a caster library beneath the town library. The most ancient of these books, the Book of Moons, reveals the secret to undoing the curse: one of Lena's loved ones has to die to sacrifice the curse. 

Unwilling to take Ethan's life, Lena instead erases his memories of their time together.

This was the most 'painful' scene where the only way to save your love ones' life, you got to remove all the good and bad memories away with your love one. You got to love him/her a lot to do so. This scene actually made me teared.

Ridley seduces and enchants Link and gives him a bullet to use in an upcoming Civil War reenactment of the Battle of Honey Hill taking place on Lena's birthday. During the reenactment, Link and Ethan agree to "kill" each-other so they can ditch the reenactment. 

While at the ceremony for her 16th birthday, Lena feels the shock of the curse being broken and runs off to Ethan, clutching his dying body as Ridley and Sarafine egg her on to give in to her grief and accept the dark willingly.

 Lena lashes out in anger, sending lightning strikes through the crowd reenactors until Ethan transforms into Macon, having previously disguised himself as Ethan (with Larkin's help) to become the sacrifice needed to break the curse. 

His dying words are for Lena to "Claim yourself" and she causes the moon to disappear, stopping it from claiming her for the dark. Lena allows Ridley to flee and pulls Sarafine from Mrs. Lincoln's body, defeating her....

I would rate this movie as 6.5/10.
 In my opinion, only in movies we get to see such touching and loving scene and of course, the supernaturals.
 Will you sacrifice yourself for someone you love? 

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  2. Thanks for the movie review!
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