I am glad to have finally seen this movie after it has been watched by many. It is indeed worth the popular hype for several reasons, one of which is the fact that it is entertaining and not dragging. It equally provides emotional feels that add more to the entertainment and the catchy songs that encourage the audience to sing along. Additionally, the film never fails to disappoint the audience and is therefore loyal to the 1991 animated version. The actors and actresses chosen for their respective roles fit their own characters and the story still remains similar to the older film despite the differences. Although Emma Watson was not personally my initial actress for Belle, I ended up learning that she can fit her character well.
“La Belle et la Bete nous apprend qu’il ne faut pas juger sur les apparences des personnes car on ne connait pas l’histoire de chacun.” – me.
In other words, Beauty and the Beast instructs us, as audience, not to judge people based on appearances as we do not know the story of each of them. I appreciate how the film emphasizes the importance of seeing through a person before coming up with judgments and that personal judgments can hurt or kill a judged person’s dignity similar to how Gaston plotted to kill Beast thinking that he is cruel. I equally admire how the film underlines that love, understanding and a simple random act of kindness can change a person’s life for the better similar to how Belle’s compassion for Beast changed him into a gentle creature. Other values shown in the movie are family love and the importance of taking responsibility for one’s actions. If Beast was not a cruel prince, he would never have turned into a Beast. Gladly enough, Belle’s love changed it.
Last but not the least, I personally find the prince attractive. One last reason for loving this musical flick!
Release Date March 17, 2017 (USA)
Based On Jeanne-Marie Le Prince de Beaumont (original revised story) and Gabrielle Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve’s (original tale) Beauty and the Beast. Also Disney’s 1991 animated film of the same title.
Directed By Bill Condon
Starring Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Kevin Kline, Josh Gad, Ewan McGregor, Ian McKellen, Emma Thompson
Genre Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Length 129 min long
A young woman takes her father’s place as Beast’s captive after her father steals a rose from the castle. She then experiences the luxurious way of living in the enchanted castle and eventually falls for the Beast as she gets to know him further.
Overall Rating 4.5/5 stars (9/10)