Let’s Watch… Beauty and the Beast 2017

It’s as good as the original!

Back in 1991, at the start of the Disney Renaissance, a little movie called Beauty and the Beast came out. It went on to be the first animated movie to be nominated for the best picture award at the oscars and it captured the hearts of millions. Now, in 2017, Disney is attempting to bring it back. But the big question is…

Is it any good?

The answer is YES! It is absolutely amazing! Beauty and the Beast 2017 is a gorgeous recreation of the original, and Disney really brings out the magic in this film. Emma Watson as Belle truly shines in this film and her voice is remarkable! ‘Belles theme’ in my opinion is better then the original song just because of the way Emma Watson sings it and the ‘Be Our Guest’ number is amazing! I can’t way to go back and see it in IMAX 3D just for that part!

The actors in the film are Emma Watson (Belle), Luke Evans (Gaston), Josh Gad (LeFou), and Dan Stevens (Beast). They are wonderful, every performance worked great for me! There has been a lot of criticism that I have seen that it is just an exact remake of the original and that is completely not true. There is plenty of new songs and story lines that bring more substance and understanding to the original story line. The new songs are very forgettable though and that part took me out of the film a bit. 

Beauty and the Beast is absolutely a must see for Disney fanatics like me, and for non Disney fans I believe you will still enjoy this film!

My Rating: 8.5/10

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