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Beauty and the Beast

27 Mar

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Have you seen this movie yet? If you haven’t, please go and see it! It’s marvelously done what with giving it a few fresh takes while also staying true to the original animated film. Below are a few of my favorite aspects about the movie itself (warning — there may be spoilers!):

  • Emma Watson’s Belle was badass. Watson’s Belle, despite the movie’s time period, was a modern woman. Instead of crying on her bed like the animated Belle when she got to her castle bedroom, Watson’s Belle was immediately devising a plan to escape. She was as much of a hero as the beast was in the final fight against Gaston and the angry villagers.
  • Josh Gad’s Le Fou had a fantastic story arc of his own. There was tons of controversy surrounding his character when it was announced that he was to be Disney’s first openly gay character. However, it was a beautifully done arc, with it being subtle enough in the beginning and giving him a fitting ending.
  • I could go on all day about the rest of the casting — honestly, the cast was superb! Ian McKellen, Luke Evans, Dan Stevens, Kevin Kline, Emma Thompson… Every actor was believable in his or her role and they did so well!
  • The music! The choreography! The singing and dancing numbers were just as magical as the animated movie, especially Gaston and Be Our Guest. There was even music that reminded me of the animated movie, giving an old Disney fan like me a nice throwback. Even the new songs were woven in beautifully.
  • Just everything about the scenery and the story itself… There were definitely questionable moments about the story in the original movie (such as the villagers not caring that their prince is, more or less, a beast for a decade or so and Belle’s mother), but this movie explained it all well. The scenery was gorgeous, both with the settings and the costumes (did you see Belle’s golden ballgown?!).
  • The script itself was very close to the animated movie, but it was updated enough to keep the story fresh. There were plenty of snappy quips between characters, too!

Despite how expensive movie tickets are nowadays, I would totally go and see this movie again in the theaters!

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12 responses to “Beauty and the Beast

  1. sharpie87

    March 27, 2017 at 7:20 am

    cool. i loved this review i will defiantly check it out thank you

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    • Kris P.

      March 28, 2017 at 7:26 am

      Hope you enjoy the movie! 🙂

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      • sharpie87

        April 7, 2017 at 7:07 pm

        thank you

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      • sharpie87

        April 19, 2017 at 8:27 am

        crap i spelt definitely wrong. stupid auto correct lol

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  2. azpascoe

    March 27, 2017 at 7:44 am

    Aaaaargh I completely agree! We went and saw it on the 17th, and I was in seventh heaven: by the time we walked out of the theatre, I was ready to turn around and go straight back in to see it again :p

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    • Kris P.

      March 28, 2017 at 7:25 am

      I know! It’s one of those movies where I don’t even care how expensive movie tickets — I’ll gladly go and see it multiple times in theaters!

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  3. velociraptor256

    March 27, 2017 at 5:00 pm

    Yeah, I really enjoyed it too. I’ve heard many people criticise Emma Watson’s acting and singing in this movie – the singing may not be spectacular, but she definitely pulled it off as Belle.

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    • Kris P.

      March 28, 2017 at 7:24 am

      I had a little trouble at first seeing her as anyone other than Hermione Granger, but I agree that she did Belle very well! Her singing wasn’t the worst I’ve ever heard, but I understand that this was probably one of her first singing roles. Glad you enjoyed it too! 🙂

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  4. Herminia

    March 27, 2017 at 11:01 pm

    I feel like I need to see it now.

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  5. Mr. Panda

    March 30, 2017 at 5:16 pm

    My wife loved the movie! I think for me, it was too easy to compare to the original animated movie, since it was very similar, but I overall liked it. I especially liked the addition of the housewares’ perspectives at the movie. They were always my favorite characters growing up, but they rarely got more of an arc besides fighting the villagers and performing for Belle.

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    • Kris P.

      March 31, 2017 at 10:04 am

      I was prepared for it to be similar to the animated movie, but I loved the changes to the characters, like Belle, Lefou, and the castle staff — they were marvelous! Glad to hear you guys enjoyed it too!

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