“An adaptation of the Disney fairy tale about a monstrous-looking prince and a young woman who fall in love.”
Its no secret that the original 1991 Beauty and the Beast movie is a great movie. It was even the first animated movie to be nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars, so no one is disputing its quality. That means that the 2017 live action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast has a head start on being a good movie, but it also has some really big shoes to fill. This new version of the movie is a hard one to review. For one thing, this movie has some new magic to it, and some that it loses. It has the benefit of modern technology that even allows a live action version of this movie to exist. That technology allows for this movie to be extremely lavish and detailed in its setting and environments with an attention to detail that traditional animation could have never achieved. That same modernity however robs the ability of it to truly have some of the moments of awe because we’ve simply seen them before. As much as the rolling hills of France looked amazing, I can’t help but know I’ve seen this scene before. This effect does come and go however, because some of the moments as much as I know them, are still a wonder to behold can actually be something new and different because of the actual acting that we can have here. This version of the movie also allows for them to pause on some of the more tender moments of the story, which does help add to the splendor and magic of this classic tale. All in all, Beauty and the Beast the modern retelling, is a real and true fantasy in most every way possible, and it does definitely bring to life this age old animation even it’s just short of being able to replace it and usurp it.
Review Score : 8.5 out of 10