As one franchise centering on two lovelorn teenagers and lots of dodgy special effects comes to an end, another one begins. So for Twihards looking for another tortured supernatural romance to get swept up in, not to fear, “Beautiful Creatures” is just around the corner.
The first trailer dropped back in September, and while it was high on drama and spectacle, there wasn’t much in the way of explaining the actual plot. Well, this latest international trailer does that job nicely, expanding on the domestic spot, and featuring much more of the supporting players inlcuding a dialed down Jeremy Irons, a dialed up Emma Thompson and Viola Davis. The story also comes through much clearer, with Alice Englert playing Lena, who must decide on her sixteenth birthday whether to use her sorcery powers and join the side of the good or the side of evil. Confusing things is the tousled hair of Alden Ehrenreich and her cousin Ridley, played by Emmy Rossum, who wants her to go bad.