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A while ago I finally decided to watch the movie Beastly. After reading the book, written by Alex Flinn, (you can find my review here) I wanted to see how it looks on the screen.
I am a beast.
A beast. Not quite wolf or bear, gorilla or dog but a horrible new creature who walks upright--a creature with fangs and claws and hair springing from every pore. I am a monster. You think I'm talking fairy tales? No way. The place is New York City. The time is now. It's no deformity, no disease. And I'll stay this way forever--ruined--unless I can break the spell.
Yes, the spell, the one the witch in my English class cast on me. Why did she turn me into a beast who hides by day and prowls by night? I'll tell you. I'll tell you how I used to be Kyle Kingsbury, the guy you wished you were, with money, perfect looks, and the perfect life. And then, I'll tell you how I became perfectly.. beastly.
I hated it! I didn't even watch the complete movie and I couldn't force myself to do it. First of all, I'm not a fan of Alex who plays Kyle, but I could overlook that if they made him a beast. I don't get it? What's up with the strange marks in his face? This isn't a beast.
Second, Mary Kate as Kendra? Really? That is the complete opposite of how I imagined Kendra. While I loved Kendra in the book, she annoyed me in the movie and that sucks. The only one I could like was Will (awesome actor), but I didn't get that far.
I'm so glad that I read the book first, otherwise I wouldn't have picked it up after seeing this. Have you watched the movie? What did you think?