Belle (Emma Watson), a bright, beautiful and independent young woman, is taken prisoner by a beast (Dan Stevens) in its castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle’s enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the beast’s hideous exterior, allowing her to recognize the kind heart and soul of the true prince that hides on the inside.
A very good friend of mines invited me out tonight to see the new release of Beauty and the Beast, and it was spectacular to say the least. I thought, how could they possibly make it any better than the original, it is after all perfection (at least it is to me, having grown up with the Disney classics).
Yet they did indeed make it so much more than I could have imagined possible. The writers and directors answered some very long old questions we held, how did the whole town forget about the prince and his castle? What happened to Belle’s mother, but more importantly how did Belle and her father even get to live in that village? So many more and while I like many others have voiced concerns that the Bimbette’s didn’t look like their animated counterparts, they were kept to the style and time period of the movie. Keeping that in mind and that it’s in France, the Kind’s overall look was hilarious to see Dan Steven’s all spoofed up, so cute. In this version of the movie, there is more singing, thus more musical like than just a movie.
I did rather enjoy seeing more of Gaston, and while I can argue that Gaston isn’t so much the Villain in the animated 1991 Disney movie. He is very much the villain in this particular film, albeit a very handsome one.
Really, go see the movie. I urge everyone to see this film, it was perfect it was the live embodiment of the spirit of the first film and then so much more. I will absolutely see this again, and quite possible purchase it for my own collection at home, and that’s not just because I’m an Emma Watson fan (thank you Hermione).