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Film REVIEW: Beauty and the Beast - ★★★★★

#2 - Beauty and the Beast (2017)

Director: Bill Condon

Writer: Stephen Chbosky, Evan Spiliotopolous based on Disney's Beauty and the Beast (1991) and fairy tale Beauty and the Beast by Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont.

Stars: Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Kevin Kline, Josh Gad, Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci, Audra McDonald, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Ian McKellen, Emma Thompson.

A selfish Prince is cursed to become a monster for the rest of his life, unless he learns to fall in love with a beautiful young woman he keeps prisoner.

The film received generally positive reviews from critics, with many praising its faithfulness to the original animated film, as well as elements from the Broadway musical, performances of the cast (particularly Watson and Stevens), visual style, musical score, songs, costume design, and production values, though criticism was drawn towards some of the character designs and its excessive similarity to the original. It grossed over $1.2 billion worldwide, becoming the highest-grossing live-action musical film.

A spin-off/prequel television series, Little Town, is in development.



Stewart- ★★★★★

'A magical film that looks great and has it's own take on the tale whilst staying loyal to the animated Disney classic. The leads have great chemistry and the film is one of the best live-action remakes that Disney has made."

Mix Up Rating - ★★★★★

~#2 - Mix Up Theatre's Top Rated Movies

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Like this? Try these!....

  1. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) - #10 - ★★★★★

  2. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011) - #23 - ★★★★★

  3. The Wizard of Oz (1939) - #32 - ★★★★★

  4. The Lion King (1994) - #33 - ★★★★★

  5. Aladdin (1992) - #79 - ★★★★

  6. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005) - #88 - ★★★★

  7. Aladdin (2019) - #113 - ★★★★

  8. Beauty and the Beast (1991) - #141 - ★★★★

  9. Frozen (2013) - #142 - ★★★★

  10. Tangled (2010) - #264 - ★★★

Check out the original Disney animated musical Beauty and the Beast and for more brilliant Disney animated musicals check out The Nightmare Before Christmas, The Lion King, Aladdin (and it's live action remake) and more girl power in Frozen and Tangled. Emma Watson and Emma Thompson both starred in the Harry Potter series.

For more excellent feel-good family musicals try The Wizard of Oz and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

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