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Beauty and the Beast, a visual charm- Movie review

Beauty and the Beast review: If she is the one who will break the spell, you must finally learn to love.

Plot summary: Belle an intelligent girl from a small village in France lives with her father. Unlike others in her village she likes to be in adventures, which didn’t materialize until she meets the beast. After her meeting with the beast her life changes. A romantic fairy tale written by Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont has got life in the 129 minutes live action movie.

Beauty and the beast reviewDirected by: Bil Condon

Starring: Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans

Music by: Alan Menken

Distributed by: Walt Disney Studios

Running time: 129 minutes

Release date: 17 March, 2017

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Goosebumps review: A must watch for technical brilliance and cast. Emma stands out with her charm, Bill Condon scores in recreating the fairy tale with life in it. Strictly not for thriller lovers. Goosebumps guaranteed.

Critics: 4 out of 5 stars (4 / 5) Audience: 4.3 out of 5 stars (4.3 / 5)


Why did Emma miss the musical romance La La Land for Beauty and the Beast was the worried question thrown at her by her fans. But after watching the live action movie (Beauty and the Beast) the question has become pointless.

Beauty and Beast is a near perfect movie in all the aspects. Bill Condon’s directorial keeps the audience spell bound at times. The visuals are fresh and colorful. The costumes, the CGI, the castle adds extra color to the already mesmerizing visuals.

The background score and the songs compliments the story. Alan Menken’s work has traveled along the nerves of the movie and lives in our hearts. Apt song selections and placements are perfect.

Experiencing something you have already experienced (At least in animation) might bore, but Bill Condon has mastered the art. His direction never lets down the audience. He has worked hard in each and every detail which is a huge plus for the movie.

Beauty and the Beast

Cast performance:

Emma Watson as Belle would make everyone fall for her. It is the perfect character for her, instead she is the perfect pick for the character. She is charming as ever, the costumes brighten her beauty. Though the little alteration to her character might not impress few, she still emerges our favorite.

Dan Stevens as the Beast does his job to perfection. The visual effects might shade his expressions his acting saves for it. A perfect beast and a lover.

The voice by Ewan McGregor, Ian McKellen, Emma Thompson, and Stanley Tucci for the antiques in the castle were excellent. An adorable addition to the already strong cast.

Beauty Beast review
Courtesy: Entertainment Weekly
What works:
  1. Visuals and CGI effects
  2. Songs and Music
  3. Bill Condon’s direction
  4. Emma’s charm
  5. Dan Steven’s acting
What didn’t work:
  1. Emma’s character alteration (A mild one though)
  2. The first Gay moment in Disney (Might be because of the controversies)

On the whole it’s a never miss movie. Watch it for Emma, Visuals, special effects, music and Bill Condon’s direction.

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