I want and saw the long awaited Beauty and the Beast this last Friday, and oh what a beautiful film it was! I haven’t seen the 1991 animated movie more than once, and that’s at least 10 years ago, so it was like going into this just knowing the big story.
Everyone, probably, knows the story. If not, skip this paragraph since it contains spoilers. A girl taking her father’s place as a prisoner if the Beast’s castle. However, she manages to melt the Beast’s icy surface through friendliness. The village then attacks the castle and the Beast, but Belle manages to save the beast and the spell is broken.
This movie was stunningly beautiful and you really felt like you were in a fairy tale. I have heard people being sceptical about Beast being completely animated, but to me that wasn’t a problem. He was realistic enough to make me cry, and that’s as good a grade as I can give. The song Evermore (sung by Dan Stevens) was maybe the most beautiful piece of music in this movie. Video at the end of this post with the song.
I loved Beast, but what about Belle? I was so excited when I heard Emma Watson was going to play her. To be honest she was the main reason I wanted to see this movie. And oh she was a perfect Belle! The acting, the songs, the character. This has to be one of the best castings Disney has done.
Was there anything I didn’t like about this film?
No, I liked everything. It was such a good, magical Friday night and I felt amazing afterwards. But there were a few things I would have liked to see differently. Or to be honest, one thing. I would have loved to see more of Belle’s and Beast’s relationship before the final battle. More of how they changed from enemies to friends. There were so many funny moments, but I’d have loved to see more.
Loved this Disney movie. A stunning visual experience. I give it a 8/10.
I really do hope you get the chance to see this movie. It was a really good remake, and now I need to watch the 1991 animated movie as well. 10+ years is a long time. If you have seen it, what did you think? And finally, as I promised, the most beautiful song in the movie (during which I cried).