A tale as old as time. I bet you didn’t see that coming! With that let’s jump right into the review.
Belle is an independent, bright, social outcast in her French village and is taken captive by the Beast in his castle. She ends up befriending many of the staff in the castle including all of your favorites: Mrs. Potts, Chip, Cogsworth, and Lumiere among a few and eventually learns to look past all the beasts issues and insecurities and recognizing what’s truly inside of him – A kind hearted Prince.
A Disney classic that did not stray far from its cartoon counter-part. It’s exactly what you picture it to be right down to every song, character and even lines from the original. Which to me is great and every Disney fan will be singing right along with it. Very few tweaks and scenes were added, which explains the low run time of one hour and forty-eight minutes but they kept it very original.
I was a little concerned going into the movie about the Beast (Dan Stevens) and what he will look like as far as CGI. I have to say by the end of the movie my thoughts had changed. I was impressed. All the other CGI is very well done. Belle (Emma Watson) was portrayed exactly as I expected her and I was equally impressed with Gaston (Luke Evans) and LeFou’s (Josh Gad) performance together in the movie, they were perfect. Maurice (Kevin Kline) or “Papa” if you will was true to his character and just a crazy old inventor.
Rating – 4/5 Stars
For all Disney fans out there this is a must see. What did you think of the movie? Have you seen it? Let me know in the comments!