Beauty and the Beast Review

Fellow movie-goers: A story old as time and a beautiful story it is. The live action version still brings the magic to the big screen.

Ratings are based on 1 to 10 Reels

9 Plot: Disney kept the old story and added more.
10 Acting: Everyone does a great jog. Watson and Stevens has chemistry.
9 Directing: Condon has created a new classic.
10 Cinematography: Beautiful shots, the scenery is breathtaking.
10 Pacing: Never a dull moment, moves along very well.
9.6

Here is the premise: A young prince (Dan Stevens,) imprisoned in the form of a beast, can be freed only by true love. What may be his only opportunity arrives when he meets Belle (Emma Watson,) the only human girl to ever visit the castle since it was enchanted.

From beginning to end, the live action musical of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST is everything you would want it to be. It has singing, romance, comedy, and it keeps the audience captive throughout the whole film.

Dan Stevens and Emma Watson have great chemistry, and both knock it out of the ballpark; I think that Luke Evans and Josh Gad stole a lot of scenes as Gaston and LeFou; they provide the comic relief throughout and do an amazing job.

Director Bill Condon treated this classic cartoon with kid gloves, knowing he was treading on a classic and one wrong step could be tragic; I am happy to say his adaptation will also be a classic.

I highly recommend seeing BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, it is well worth it.

Russell Lockhart

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Open Date: 03/17/2017
Movie URL: http://movies.disney.com/beauty-and-the-beast-2017
Director: Bill Condon
Cast: Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Josh Gad
Rating: Rated PG for some action violence, peril and frightening images

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