Directed by Bill Condon
Starring
  • Emma Watson
  • Dan Stevens
  • Luke Evans
  • Josh Gad
  • Kevin Kline
  • Ewan McGregor
  • Ian McKellen
  • Emma Thompson
  • Nathan Mack
Screenplay by
  • Stephen Chbosky
  • Evan Spiliotopoulos
Genre Family, Fantasy, Musical
Certificate

PG

UK Release Date 17th March 2017

Summary

A young prince (Stevens), imprisoned in the form of a beast, can be freed only by true love. His only opportunity arrives when Belle (Watson) comes to find her father. But the longer she stays in the castle, the more she learns that true beauty is found within.

Is The Plot Interesting?

There might be a few new songs and a couple of additional scenes but really it’s almost an exact replica of the original animation. I’m not complaining though, because I think the original animation is amazing.

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Is The Acting Good?

The casting was perfect, right from Emma Watson as Belle to Luke Evans as Gaston. For me, I think that what made Emma Watson’s performance so good was that it was quite subtle and subdued.

Is The Directing Good?

Bill Condon does a good job at directing Beauty And The Beast. Based on the others movies I’ve watched of his, he seems to have kept the same sort of style. You can tell that he directed it, and not somebody else.

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Is The Cinematography Good?

The cinematography was really good. It helped the audience determine the tone of each individual scene and get an idea of how the characters were feeling. The set design helped to do that too.

Is It Worth Watching?

If you love the original animation I’m sure you’ll love this but if you don’t, it’s not worth watching it because there’s not anything new to the story. However, I do think Chbosky and Spiliotopoulos made the right decision by not changing any major plot points.

4/5

A broken clock is right two times a day, Cogsworth. But this is not one of those times.

– Ewan McGregor as Lumiere