Beauty and the Beast: Review

Beauty and the Beast is the latest Disney film to grace the big screen and is a live action remake of the 1991 animated musical. I felt a live action remake of Beauty and the Beast would go either one of two ways, be a hit like the remake of The Jungle Book or be a disaster like the Tarzan remake was. Fortunately, this remake is a triumph!
Having not watched the original Beauty and the Beast film in about a decade, I struggled to remember what exactly happened (only that there was some hairy dude and a singing candlestick?!), but in no time at all, the fantastic tale of love came straight back to me.
The story was fantastic, retaining the key features from the original Beauty and the Beast whilst incorporating modern twists into the film at certain points as well. The cast is fantastic, there is not one character I can fault and there was a stand out performance from Josh Gad, best known as the voice of Olaf, who played LeFou. Whilst he is the most controversial character (his lust over Gaston), he is definitely one of the funniest characters. Emma Watson plays the role of Belle brilliantly too, although I couldn’t help but think of her as Hermione Granger!
Now I’m no lover of musicals but the singing and dancing is really is what makes this film great! I thought Ewan McGregor who played Lumiere was particularly great and I was impressed with his vocal ability. Something else I was particularly impressed with was the CGI, something which Disney seem to have perfected in recent live action films. The Beast looked incredible and the rest of the household objects such as Cogsworth the mantel clock also looked spot on.
Go and watch, wait for the DVD or avoid altogether? –  If you are looking for a great family film to go and watch then I would definitely recommend going to watch Beauty and the Beast!
Rating: 8.0/10
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10 Comments Add yours

  1. Nice review! You know, I know this is supposed to be amazing but I think I’m the only person in the world who would be fine never watching it. I like Emma Watson but the desire is just not there.

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    1. chazzabrown says:

      I agree! I’m a huge Disney fan and that was the only reason why I decided to go and watch it. It’s a great film but I still think the original is better so don’t worry!

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  2. I honestly can’t believe how many reviewers found fault in this movie! It was amazing! Almost everything I could have hoped for in a Disney live remake 🙂

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    1. chazzabrown says:

      I agree! Seems to be more and more common now that people are faulting movies rather than just enjoying them! Glad you liked it!

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  3. lorrs33 says:

    Unfortunately I missed this in the cinema so I haven’t seen it yet. I’m weary of Ewan McGregor as Lumiere but your review has reassured me not to expect the worst. And I never actually considered that about LaFou and Gaston!

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    1. chazzabrown says:

      Definitely worth a watch when it is released! Still not as good as the original but very watchable none the less!

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  4. I definitely agree it was a triumph. I thoroughly enjoyed Beauty and the Beast as well and I’ve only heard positive reviews so far. I’ve been considering going a second time and watch it in IMAX this time as the music was quite beautiful and as you mentioned the CGI was impressive too. I believed it blended perfectly with the actual filming (my knowledge of movie jargon is failing me here).

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    1. chazzabrown says:

      Hahah you’re so right! I think it would be even better in IMAX! Let me know how you get on if you do go!

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      1. Yeah, I will! 😀

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  5. Great review! Loved the film BTW! Although Disney films are conditioned to be wonderful anyway!! 🙂

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