I had the privilege of attending an advanced screening of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast earlier this week. I was pleasantly surprised and thoroughly enjoyed the film!
The live action film stays true to the animated story. There are a few added scenes that help fill in the blanks from the animated version – such as what happened to Belle’s mother. Many of your favorite songs return, as well as 3 new songs – all composed by Alan Menken (the original composer of the animated-version). The additional songs are phenomenal! The graphics and filmography are excellent – especially during the dining scene when Be Our Guest is sung. I viewed this film in IMAX 3D – and it really enhanced the visuals! Normally, I don’t recommend seeing films in 3D (because there’s not much added effect), but watching Beauty and the Beast in IMAX 3D really makes a difference! If you have the opportunity, splurge for the IMAX 3D version! (Hint: Watch out for snowballs!)
Let’s address the elephant in the room… you’ve all heard it – this film has an “exclusively gay moment” according to director, Bill Condon. Really? Honestly, I’d say it was hardly a moment – as it …read more