Beautiful Creatures – a beautiful disappointment

When I saw the trailer for Beautiful Creatures at the beginning of the year I was dying to see it. It looked like the kind of Twilight-esque film I’d enjoy: boy meets girl, girl meets boy, they fall in love, oh my god she’s got magical powers, no one approves, they don’t care, the end.

Now the film did deliver that (and more) but there was still something missing. Something I couldn’t quite put my finger on. At first I thought it may have been the accents – the film’s set in the deep south – but that can’t be it because I adore True Blood and that’s pretty much the same accent.

Other than that, I really enjoyed the film. It was what I’d call an easy-watching film – enjoyable so long as you didn’t take it too seriously. It was beautifully shot and the relationships are fairly believable. Overall though, I was a little disappointed.