“You are not at all like my rose,” he said. “As yet you are nothing. No one has tamed you, and you have tamed no one. You are like my fox when I first knew him. He was only a fox like a hundred thousand other foxes. But I have made him my friend, and now he is unique in all the world.”
Beauty And The Beast (2017) Review: Was it worth it?
So. I watched BatB today, at 7:15 pm. SO MANY FEELINGS MY GOSH!!!!!!
First things first, it is absolutely worth it! Don’t compare it to the animated one. Honestly, I think if the animated one was the original one, this live-action was original in its own sense. It’s beautifully directed; visually amazing; nostalgic; just. freaking. beautiful.
+ Visually stunning
+ Great casting, hence great characters - Emma Watson as Belle may not be the best effing ever, but she does justice. She’s very pretty on screen and plays belle with that same charisma that you had in the animated one. Dan Stevens is just so good! His voice; his expressions; his eyes; HIM. Really, I think he was great. And Lumiere my gosh was the funniest. Luke evans kills it as Gaston and everyone else was great honestly.
+ Great songs, even the new ones, so gooooddd!!!!
+ The humour is outstanding - very witty and sharp
- A little dragged at times, some small unnecessary additions. Not too bad but still
- Songs are at times a little too auto-tuned, but trust me you’ll live(!)
It’s worth a trip down memory lane. Go with your family, enjoy! Don’t build unrealistic expectations because its an adaptation, hence there is bound to be some lack of originality or surprise.