Reasons Why I Actually Loved Beauty and the Beast:
The back stories added a nice depth to the main characters, without taking too much screen time or taking away from the original story.
The plot holes from the original movie were filled in very nicely.
THE SUPPORTING CAST.
Seriously, whoever did the casting did an amazing job, I am very impressed.
I loved the greater emphasis on the servants. I fell in love with them. I mean I always loved them, but I loved them much more in this movie.
I liked the small homage to the broadway musical. (If anyone noticed, when Belle enters her room for the first time they play an instrumental of the song “Home” from the broadway musical).
Be My Guest had such beautiful CGI animation. That was easily my favorite scene in the film.
I loved that they made the Beast educated and well-read. And the scoff at Romeo and Juliet was perfect.
The romance between Belle and Beast felt much more natural and it was all very sweet: “They don’t like me either. The villagers all think I’m strange.” “Do you think that in time you could grow in affection?” “I don’t see why not.”
DAN STEVENS. I never thought I would actually feel sympathetic towards the Beast, nor did I thought I would actually like him. But man did Dan Stevens do him well.
DAN STEVENS’ SINGING. (I can’t decide if I like his version more than Josh Groban’s. That’s how good it is).
“I AM NOT A BEAST.”
More diversity! I was glad to see more POCs, interracial relationships, and portrayal of a same-sex relationship. It’s not perfect, but it’s a good start.
The Enchantress actually existed as a character throughout the movie and didn’t just disappear like in the original movie. It made the curse seem more like a lesson than a cruel punishment. It made it seem like she was always planning on sending a girl the Beast’s way, she just had to find the right one. And when she saw how kind and intelligent Belle was to her, she knew that she was the right girl for the Beast.
The inanimation scene before the transformations (I got really emotional and cried y'all)
Disney’s live action remake of Beauty and the Beast has topped the billion dollar mark worldwide, grossing a magical total of $1,000,039,193 in the box office in its fourth week. It’s the 29th movie to ever cross this mark.
What do you know of my heart? What do you know of anything but your own suffering. For weeks, Marianne, I’ve had this pressing on me without being at liberty to speak of it to a single creature. It was forced on me by the very person whose prior claims ruined all my hope. I have endured her exultations again and again whilst knowing myself to be divided from Edward forever. Believe me, Marianne, had I not been bound to silence I could have provided proof enough of a broken heart, even for you.
“I live two doors down from Emma Thompson so we’re in each other’s pockets all the time, which is heaven. We’ve known each other for years and years. When we worked together on Harry Potter I got to sack her, which was wonderful, as it’s something I’d been waiting to do for years.” - Imelda Staunton