IMDb: An adaptation of the fairy tale about a monstrous-looking prince and a young woman who fall in love.
Well, to be honest here, I went inside the movie theatre with not much high expectations. So imagine the surprise I have when I came out of it very happy, very impressed and all over the place raving about how exceptionally good the movie turned out to be IMO.
The visuals were extraordinary, the dialogue very well-written and funny, the story’s pacing was fast and appropriate, lyrics of the songs fit perfectly in their own respective scenes, dance choreography was amazing, set-designs were inspiring, and the color grading on fleek (for the lack of other terms hihi).
Emma Watson as Belle gave a solid performance but I think the heart of the movie was the collective performances of all individual characters, most especially the supporting casts. The CGI characters were highly amusing. Luke Evans as Gaston really shone through. And don’t even get me started on how entertaining Josh Gad as LeFou was! You won’t want me raving about him in circles. I feel super thankful that the writers added gay characters in the story, although quite so subtly since, of course, it’s still a Disney movie. I think it is already time for Disney to incorporate LGBT visibility in their films and make kids understand to be accepting towards different kinds of people.
I also loved the fact that this movie gave Belle and Beast’s romance a better build-up, thus giving it with more depth and making it more believable and organic for my adult Disney-fangirl mind. Sigh…. Beast’s death scene really made me tear up.
I’ll never be ashamed to recommend this to anyone. This is certainly one of the best fairytale movie adaptations out there! ?
(NOTE: To appreciate this movie even MORE, watch this video to see the 10 movie mistakes, goofs & plot holes that Beauty And The Beast (2017) fixed from the 1991 Disney classic!)