Monday, March 20, 2017

Beauty and the Beast MOVIE review

Today I went to go see BATB sans children. Thank God. I needed time to myself. And this movie was perfect to watch! 
It's also good to bring the kids too! Full of fun, magic, dancing and shows them anything is possible. Glad they made this into a live-action film!

Beauty & the Beast movie review:

Beyond amazing. 

Emma Watson was PERFECT for the part of Belle. Especially since she's really such a woman's activist in real life about education etc. She played Belle perfectly. Even singing 🎤 was on point. 

Back stories were amazing on both parties parts. I cried when they went through the book of his. It's a little different than the cartoon and of course it would be. All the best parts were included except I would have loved for Gastón to have finished that line: "do you honestly think she'd want you (he said that and I wished he would have said) When she could have someone like me?"

Like Evans was PERFECT for the role of Gastón. In all the movies I've seen him in--serious, epic parts, the fact he played someone so self-indulgent and so narcissistic was amazing. He did really good at bringing Gastón to life.

The other characters did wonderful. Kevin Klein was great as her father. Josh Gad as LeFou kind of seemed more sympathetic in the movie where as in the Disney animated movie he was all about Gastón and had no qualms of conscience of what happened to the father or what have you. Ewan McGregor as Lumiére. Sigh. I've always loved his movies. And why is it that he's the only one with a French accent? 😏 and the feather duster. No idea Ian McKellen played Mr. Cogsworth. Very, very great action by all.

Now, as for Dan Stevens who played Adam/the Beast. I've never seen him in another movie but I think he was great for this part. Even as the east he was handsome. 😘 Some say he looked too old for the part, however, even when you watched the cartoon, I always felt he was older anyway. If you watched the cartoon, he so looks like Michael Bolton. Even Belle seemed maybe early twenties not the 18 she was supose to be and the 21 he was suppose to be. Glad they didn't put 'by his 21st birthday' like they did in the cartooon. I wanted him to be older than 21, personally. It was perfectly thought out and worked well in the movie.

As for certain parts of the movie tht people have said we're upsetting. Yes, I understand that perfectly. The ending fight where the wardrobe redressed those thugs and one of them actually acted like he liked it as if he was maybe "queer". Liked cross-dressing. And the ending dance where that guy goes up to LeFou and starts dancing with him like a couple. One. In real life Josh Gad has a wife and kids. Idk about the other guy and honestly--it was a fleeting moment of the movie. I didn't really pay attention to that because hello! My eyes were concentrating on Belle & Adam dancing. And the father painting the scene. It was wonderful. And who really cares about those little parts? It did NOT take away from the movie. None whatsoever.

Beautifully done and I would love to go see it again. Compared to the brought to life Cinderella which had only small amounts of magic and was more relatable I guess and not as much music as BATB but BATB is a movie of enchantment and magic. In a way I felt it was more of a musical in away but it made the movie all the better for it. It was grand and marvelous. I loved it. Can NOT wait for it to come out on amazon so I can watch it over and over. 


Amazon Review

I'm a little sweaty but it's hot in that place and I was wearing a sweater...Hate wearing bras so i don't went I don't have to and a little robey kind of sweater was perfect. I ate popcorn, drank me some root beer and watched the magic happen. It was a great movie and is great for all ages, especially if you loved the Disney animated movie. Worth it! I also only paid $5 matinee ticket so that was cool, too!

Laters! 💋 XOXO

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