With the success of the Twilight
franchise, there was bound to be another hormone-laden supernatural teen lust-fest on the Hollywood horizon, so it’s no surprise that Beastly
, based on the novel by Alex Flinn, is the latest film to capitalize on the impossibly chiseled antihero who falls for the cute virginal high school student -- only this time instead of vampires and werewolves, we have a somewhat deformed tattooed monster who manages to be both obnoxious and kind of hot. The film is a modern retelling of the classic fairytale Beauty and the Beast
, and despite the potential a premise like that presents, writer/director Daniel Barnz (Phoebe ...