Beauty and the Beast is a tale as old as time. The live action remake of the 1991 Disney movie we had seen gazillion times growing up is a festival of fantasy. Sure there were no spoilers and we knew what would happen in the next scene, it was heartwarming as ever.
comingsoonIt is a tale about a young beautiful woman who is taken as a prisoner by a beast in his castle. The castle has been under a bad spell which made the prince turn into a beast and all his staff into things like tea cups, candle light, and alarm clocks. The woman falls for the beast, despite his dreadful appearance which leads to the end of the bad spell through the power vested in true love.
The message of the 1991 saga was loud and clear, “Beauty if from within”. But this movie is more evolved with subtle hints of feminism and free will. Belle (played by Emma Watson) is an independent inventor and bibliophile. She is headstrong and fiercely loyal.
The movie also has a gay character LeFou played by Josh Gad. Though we wished that they had given the character much more meat, It was a step towards showing progress and evolution.
The CGI effects of the movie were phenomenal, one of Disney’s best. The empathy you feel for the Mrs. Potts, Cogsworth, and Lumiere is so real. And the beast, he looks so scary yet approachable. Also, All the songs from the Disney classes have been included in the movie.
The dance sequence let’s take the moment to talk about the perfection that scene entailed. The set, the music, the costumes, everything was head to toe perfection. Kudos to Jacqueline Durran for designing that exquisite yellow gown.
A runtime of 2 hours 10 minutes does might seem dragged in the first half, but in the end, it will all seem worth it.Watch it for the amazing cast song and the legendary story we have all grown up loving!