Movie Monday (Beautiful Creatures)

Monday, September 24, 2012

Every Monday I try to bring you some awesome news about the upcoming movies of your favorite novels, as well as, reviews of movies that have released from books that you've read.

Today, I want to talk about the beautiful trailer that released last week for the Beautiful Creatures movie.  I haven't read it so I will not be seeing the movie until I get my hands on the book.  If I have my way, I will be able to read it over break which starts on Wednesday.  Here, check out this book and then I'll discuss the awesome trailer:

Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
There were no surprises in Gatlin County. We were pretty much the epicenter of the middle of nowhere.At least, that's what I thought.Turns out, I couldn't have been more wrong.There was a curse.There was a girl.And in the end, there was a grave.
Lena Duchannes is unlike anyone the small Southern town of Gatlin has ever seen, and she's struggling to conceal her power and a curse that has haunted her family for generations. But even within the overgrown gardens, murky swamps and crumbling graveyards of the forgotten South, a secret cannot stay hidden forever.
Ethan Wate, who has been counting the months until he can escape from Gatlin, is haunted by dreams of a beautiful girl he has never met. When Lena moves into the town's oldest and most infamous plantation, Ethan is inexplicably drawn to her and determined to uncover the connection between them.
In a town with no surprises, one secret could change everything.--Goodreads
I have this one sitting on my shelf just waiting to be picked up.  I've been pushing it aside because I heard it's about witches and magic.  I haven't been in a witch-kind of mood so I haven't shown interest but after watching the trailer, I know I will be picking this one up sooner than I realized.  This is fantastic; take a look:
It looks good, doesn't it?  I have been hearing a lot of complaining about changes in the book and movie and since I haven't read it yet, I don't want to comment on any of it yet.  However, if you want to share what you are particularly upset or happy about, I want to hear about it in the comments.  

There were two specific things that got me and are pushing me to read this book:

1. The set.  Not the setting, but I do enjoy watching movies from the south: last movie I saw that was set in the south was The Help, which turned out to be great!  The set is what got me.  It is BEAUTIFUL!  In the trailer, first glimpse is the gate (which we see a snippet of in the end of the trailer), but it looks gorgeous and creepy and I want to have that gate in front of my house.  Whoever decorated the sets to make them look ancient and still gorgeous should get an award because I haven't even seen the movie yet and I'm already floored of how pretty all of it looks. 

2. I got chills.  While watching a movie trailer, it is usually hard to get that sort of emotion that makes chills go down your spine.  Well, Beautiful Creatures accomplished that.  It could have been partly because of the song that they had, playing in the background, Seven Devils by Florence and the Machine.  I love that band so much!  Florence and the Machine has that sort of mysterious and creepy, but gorgeous sound.  

Okay, while I go run and grab this book so I can finish by next week, I want you to watch the trailer.  I hope you are as excited as I am! (this film releases 2.13.13)

Are you going to watch this movie?

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