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Film review

Don’t call ‘Beautiful Creatures’ just another teen-supernatural romance

Alden Ehrenreich is Ethan Wate and Alice Engler plays Lena Duchannes in "Beautiful Creatures."
Photographer: Warner Bros.
Alden Ehrenreich is Ethan Wate and Alice Engler plays Lena Duchannes in "Beautiful Creatures."
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It’s easy to try to force “Beautiful Creatures,” the film based on the young romance novel of the same name, into the same pigeonhole as other stories about teens — one mortal, the other supernatural. That’s unfair. While the film includes the basic elements that have been used in everything from “Twilight” to “Harry Potter,” they take on a fresh look through some interesting writing, a handful of fascinating characters and a pair of young ...

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