Beauty and The Beast Review
There is always something magical about visiting the Disney Lot and this trip was just as magical. Anytime I can check out the Disney Legends and spend time with friends it is a great event. This time I was on the lot to watch Beauty and The Beast and to be honest I had mixed feelings going into it, about how I felt about it being “remade”. I know, I know I shouldn’t ever doubt Disney but I’m a stickler for the classics, and Belle has always been one of my favorites. But I have to tell you that the Live Action Film of Beauty and The Beast is just as good as the animated version of Beauty and the Beast if not better than the first. Trust me on this one, so without further hesitation here are my thoughts about the new Beauty and The Beast.
- By the time the last petal falls you must have found true love. But the Enchanted Rose had a double meaning because that is the only thing Belle wanted her father to bring her from the market as well as the spell being cast on the Beast.
- Who could ever learn to love a Beast? It wasn’t about loving a beast, but in fact getting to know someone from the inside out. If we would take more time to get to know someone instead of judging a book by it’s cover we would learn that beauty is found within no matter who is involved in the love story.
- Belle means Beauty and Belle is beautiful in every scene. I loved the new adaptation of her “smarts” and how she invented a washing machine in order to be able to teach a young girl how to read. I think that truly speaks volumes about just how much Belle really does love reading and giving that gift to others.
- I lost your mother, I won’t loose you-Maurice to Belle. Which answers so many questions of what happened and how Belle and her Father became to be.
Emma is a very inspiring, leading lady and is perfect for this role in this film. She is articulate smart and stands up for what she believes in which makes her a great role model for children. Audra told us during their interview that Emma could have been a very different person and people would forgive her for it, but instead she has risen to the top and still remaining a great role model that she is proud of. The film came together beautifully and the score transports you to another place. It is so romantic but yet emotional which allows you to fall in love with the love story all over again. Everyone needs to see this beautifully told live action film and take the kids because it tells a story that is old as time but yet is timeless in a whole new way.
About Beauty and The Beast
Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” is a live-action re-telling of the studio’s animated classic which refashions the classic characters from the tale as old as time for a contemporary audience, staying true to the original music while updating the score with several new songs. “Beauty and the Beast” is the fantastic journey of Belle, a bright, beautiful and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by a beast in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle’s enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast’s hideous exterior and realize the kind heart and soul of the true Prince within. The film stars: Emma Watson as Belle; Dan Stevens as the Beast; Luke Evans as Gaston, the handsome, but shallow villager who woos Belle; Oscar® winner Kevin Kline as Maurice, Belle’s eccentric, but lovable father; Josh Gad as Lefou, Gaston’s long-suffering aide-de-camp; Golden Globe® nominee Ewan McGregor as Lumiere, the candelabra; Oscar nominee Stanley Tucci as Maestro Cadenza, the harpsichord; Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Plumette, the feather duster; six-time Tony Award® winner Audra McDonald as Madame Garderobe, the wardrobe; Oscar nominee Ian McKellen as Cogsworth, the mantel clock; and two-time Academy Award® winner Emma Thompson as the teapot, Mrs. Potts.
Directed by Oscar® winner Bill Condon from a screenplay by TBD based on the 1991 animated film, the film is produced by Mandeville Films’ David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman with eight-time Oscar-winning composer Alan Menken, who won two Academy Awards® (Best Original Score and Best Song) for the 1991 animated film, providing the score, which will include new recordings of the original songs written by Menken and Howard Ashman, as well as several new songs written by Menken and three-time Oscar winner Tim Rice.
Beauty and The Beast now playing in theaters everywhere.