Saturday, March 18, 2017


Beauty and the Beast is directed by Bill Condon and stars Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Kevin Kline, Josh Gad, Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci, Audra McDonald, Ian McKellen, and Emma Thompson. It is a live adaptation of the 1991 animated classic. This was my most anticipated movie of the year and going into it I was worried that my expectations were too high. I absolutely loved this movie it follows the animated version very closely. They did add a few new songs and a few new scenes and some story elements are changed.    Bill Condon has made a beautiful looking movie all of the sets and costumes are stunning. What I was worried about most was the look of the Beast and the enchanted objects they looked a lot better in motion then they did in the photos.   This movie was cast brilliantly. Emma Watson was great as Belle she makes her character so easy to like and her singing was great. I loved Dan Stevens as the Beast. In this film, the prince is cursed as an adult and he retains his intellect. He's Literate he loves books so he has a connection with Belle now. Luke Evens as Gaston was so entertaining and I think he was a lot more evil in this version. Josh Gad plays LeFou and he does a fantastic job and has a lot of funny moments. There was a lot of controversy about Disney choosing to make him a gay character. It's really not that big of a deal there are one or two moments and they are over pretty quickly, so I think this idea of a theater not showing the film is stupid. All of the actors who voice the enchanted objects do a very good job the standout is Ian McKellen as Cogsworth. He has the funniest line towards the end of the movie.    All the songs that we love are in this film it has the original composer from the 1991 film and he composed new songs. My favorite song was Be our guest.    I am so happy that this film was just as good as I wanted it to be. I'm glad that they didn't go crazy with the changes the few they made were just fine and in every case, I felt improvements. Also, I am glad that they explain something that has always bugged me about the animated film, but that's a spoiler I guess. This might be because I just saw this, but I think I might like this version more than the original I'll see if I still feel the same way at the end of the year.  5 out of 5 stars for Beauty and the Beast. I hope you enjoyed my review.

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