‘Beautiful Creatures’ is not ‘Twilight’ (and you might like it better)
Emmy Rossum in 'Beautiful Creatures' (Photo: Warner Bros.)
And those aren't the only dissimilarities "Beautiful Creatures" has to "Twilight." Here are four key ways the film, in theaters this weekend, differs from its supernatural predecessor.
When it comes to the lead couple in "Twilight," it's Edward (Robert Pattinson) who has the supernatural powers. He's the vampire to Bella's (Kristen Stewart) human. Those roles are reversed in "Creatures." Ethan Wate (Alden Ehrenreich) is the curious human who becomes enchanted by his magical maven Lena Duchannes (Alice Englert).
Alden Ehrenreich and Alice Englert in 'Beautiful Creatures' (Photo: Warner Bros.)
I'll just say this -- aside from Jeremy Irons and a few other minor male characters, ladies dominate the supernatural contingent in the film. Moreover, unlike "Twilight," the lead characters aren't all teenagers.
Two-time Oscar winner Emma Thompson is in the film. Oscar winner Irons is in the film. Two-time Oscar nominee Viola Davis is in "Creatures." And Golden Globe nominee Rossum appears. Can "Twilight" say that? No.
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