I can’t give this movie more than a 4.5/10.
The quality of the film is excellent, the production is simply wow from the first moment.The costumes are amazing, the animation is breathtaking, the background score, especially in the last few minutes is magical.
“The beauty is found within.”
The visuals are great, but I feel this movie is suited only for kids.The start of the film is weak, it loses me as soon as Belle is introduced and the songs begin. Its like how fairy tales used to be made, full of songs. They got the fairy tale right but there is nothing new in this movie.Some of the scenes with the Beast and his servants are cute.Belle and the beast have no chemistry, but the Beast is quite cute.
Directed well by Bill Condon,Beauty and the Beast is the live version of the 1991 animated movie.Looked like all the budget went to the extras and their costumes, there are so many villagers ina small village. Gaston played by Luke evans does an outstanding job.The movie is written well, only if it was not a musical. Belle played by Emma watson was unexpectedly mediocre.Lumiere (Ewan McGregor), a mantel clock (Ian McKellan), a harpsichord (Stanley Tucci), a teapot (Emma Thompson), these actors brought life to the movie.
If this movie has dialogues instead of songs, I would have surely enjoyed it better.Cinderella, a few years back was successful because it was classic yet different, elegant and well made, Beauty and the Beast fails to bring any charm to the tale, its simply a copy of the original 1991 film.
P.S. nobody ever fed the horse once the movie began.