David and I went to see Beautiful Creatures on opening day, so Valentine’s day. Initially I was going to write the comparison on Saturday, but felt that I needed a bit more time to explore the differences. Part of the reason for this is that I was a bit conflicted about the ending of the movie. It was going good with some small differences, but then it got toward the end and I almost felt like I had read the wrong book or need to read further in the series.
This is by no means to say that I did not thoroughly enjoy both reading the book and watching the movie. They both tell the basic story of Lena Duchannes and Ethan Wate. A girl with powers she doesn’t fully understand and a curse that could decide her future forever, and a boy who grew up in a small town in the south where nothing ever seems to change. The love story between Lena and Ethan, and the circumstances surrounding their relationship, remains true, but even though they get to the same place, the journey is a little different. (Plenty of SPOILERS for both the book and movie Beautiful Creatures) Continue reading