Beauty and the Beast: Movie review

One of mine and my kids’ favorite Disney movies happens to be Beauty and the Beast.  We have watched the animated version over and over again.  Every time  we have gone to WDW, we also made sure we saw the stage show.  So when we learned that Disney was remaking it as live action, we were ecstatic and couldn’t wait for it to come to the theater.   I was given the opportunity to see a preview and my oldest was thrilled she was going to be home from college for Spring Break  at that time.

So for anyone who does not already know the story.

Movie Synopsis:

The story and characters audiences know and love come to spectacular life in the live-action adaptation of Disney’s animated classic “Beauty and the Beast,” a stunning, cinematic event celebrating one of the most beloved tales ever told. “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 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; Kevin Kline as Maurice, Belle’s father; Josh Gad as LeFou, Gaston’s long-suffering aide-de-camp; Ewan McGregor as Lumière, the candelabra; Stanley Tucci as Maestro Cadenza, the harpsichord; Audra McDonald as Madame de Garderobe, the wardrobe; Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Plumette, the feather duster; Hattie Morahan as the enchantress; and Nathan Mack as Chip, the teacup; with Ian McKellen as Cogsworth, the mantel clock; and Emma Thompson as the teapot, Mrs. Potts.  Rated PG.


I normally do not like the live action remakes of most films but this version was well done and added just a few new details to the plot that made this even more interesting while staying  true to the original.  We finally found out what happened to Belle’s mom and why folks in the  village never knew the castle existed before.  This remake filled in the gaps which I always wondered about while watching the animated version.

Here is a video of one of my favorite songs from the movie.

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BEAUTY AND THE BEAST is now playing in theatres everywhere!

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