Beauty and the Beast review


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Source: Google Image Beauty and the Beast was the #1 Box Office for the weekend

Erin Murry, Writer

Disney seems to be starting a trend of remaking classic movies into live-action films to add a new magical element to the movies and to appeal to older audiences. Last year in 2016, The Jungle Book was remade into a live-action film. In 2015, Cinderella was remade. Before that, Maleficent in 2014 which was Sleeping Beauty told from a different perspective, and Mirror Mirror in 2012 was a spin of Snow White, showing more of the evil queen’s story. This year, Disney made the next classic into live-action, Beauty and the Beast.

Beauty and the Beast came to theaters on Thursday, Mar. 16 and, according to TIME magazine, broke all previous box office records with a worldwide grossing of $170 million just during its opening weekend, beating out the previous record of $135 million set by Finding Dory. The film cost $160 million to produce, and this is seen in the extremely elaborate sets and special effects throughout the movie.

The plot was almost exactly the same as the original animated movie, and the things that were changed only added to the story and helped the audience get a better picture of each character’s story. The director could not have picked better actors to play the starring roles. Belle was played by Emma Watson, Beast was played by Dan Stevens, Gaston was played by Luke Evans and Lefou was played by Josh Gad, who played Olaf in Frozen. The costumes are spectacular, yet appropriate for the time period of eighteenth century France. The soundtrack is somewhat reminiscent of Les Miserables with amazing singers and a parlando style of singing, but still has the classic sing along characteristics that come with every Disney soundtrack. The movie cut “When We’re Human Again” from the soundtrack, which was a bit disappointing, but added a new song called “Evermore” sang just by the Beast (Dan Stevens). The movie was rated with a 71% positive feedback by Rotten Tomatoes and a 7.8 out of 10 from IMDb.

Beauty and the Beast is a 2017 must see, for it is an excellent family movie and is a movie that everyone will enjoy.