I read the book, Beautiful Creatures quite by accident about 4 months ago and couldn’t put it down. From there I raced on through the other novels in the series, desperate to learn what happens to poor Ethan Wate and Lena Duchannes. So you can imagine my pleasure when I learned that there was a movie out. After Twilight and Harry Potter I expected great things from this adaptation. Not to mention the writer/dircector, Richard LaGravenese who had done some other movies I knew, and a cast that looked interesting and talented.
Boy, was I disappointed. Where the books were enchanting, suspenseful, and rich with southern flavor, the movie was…confusing? Awkward? So different from the books that I could barely even follow? Half of the characters weren’t there and the other half were so different from who they were on the page I didn’t even recognize them. What happened to the lovely and fresh story from the book?
For $4.99 on iTunes I’m wishing I’d saved my money to buy chocolate. In short, read the book – it’ll be much more worth your while (and your chocolate money).