Beauty and the Beast

6.3 based on 4 ratings

A live-action adaptation of Disney's version of the classic 'Beauty and the Beast' tale of a cursed prince and a beautiful young woman who helps him break the spell.

It's Pretty I Guess?
review

It's Pretty I Guess?

Beauty and the Beast is Disney's latest in the series of remakes of their animated classics, which include the mediocre to bad Alice and Wonderland (2010)and Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016) the pretty good Jungle Book (2016) and Maleficent and the GREAT Cinderalla (2015). The thing about these remakes is that, for better or worse, they tried to put a new spin on the original. AIWL, while flawed, went from being loosely tied together vignettes to a LOTR-esque epic fantasy; Cinderella was reframed to ACTUALLY be about Cinderella and give her some actual character (go back and look at the film. The main characters are the mice); The Jungle Book became centered around actual emotional and societal connection between Mowgli and the animals, and Maleficent was a Grendel level subversion of the tropes of fantasy good and evil.

Beauty and the Beast (2017) - Movie Review
review

Beauty and the Beast (2017) - Movie Review

Can Disney knock it out of the park once again with "the tale as old as time"? Let's break down the live action rendition of Beauty and the Beast. — Beauty and The Beast is directed by Bill Condon and is another Disney animated classic reinterpreted into a live action adaption, this time in the form of the 1991 feature of the same name. Everyone knows this story: a prince that is cursed because of his selfish attitude, is transformed into a beast and a young woman named Belle (played by Emma Watson), must learn to love this Beast in order to reverse the spell put upon him.