Unfortunately, except for one powerful scene with Jeremy Irons, Emma didn't get much else to do. Combat wizardry was pathetically weak here, so it wasn't very obvious why she was considered the most powerful dark witch in the world. Sure, the possession trick is neat, but apart from that all she did was make speeches and brownies. Still, any fan of Emma's work should check this movie out. The church scene alone is worth it.
Grade change: 60--->59. I hate to do this, but it is what it is - a relatively minor supporting part in the movie that failed commercially. A great performance can help minimize a grade decrease, but a flop is a flop.
Review: Beautiful Creatures (2013)
Image: Warner Bros. Pictures