I go to the movies a lot, and I am a firm believer that a trip to the cinema is still one of the greatest ways to spend time ever. I also am a huge Disney fan, so mix that together and you have a winning combination.
I have loved Beauty and the Beat since I was old enough to watch movies, it is my favourite Disney movie and I have seen more times than I an remember, so when I heard they were doing a live action version of the movie I was pretty excited to see how it would turn out. And when I found out that the live action version was coming out on my birthday, I couldn't think of a better way to spend a birthday afternoon.
Me and my mum decided to go all out for this one, I mean you are only 25 once. we headed to the Dominion Cinema in Edinburgh which is kinda fancy, I mean you get to watch a movie on a sofa, it is so cool!!
I was really excited to see how the live action would compare to a movie that pretty much made my childhood, and I am not gonna lie I was really impressed!
From the start of the movie I was impressed, they stuck to the original story while still adding to the story. Emma Watson was great casting, her voice was really good and I couldn't help but smile as the opening song in the village.
Luke Evans as Gaston is brilliant. He is vain, and stupid and brutish just as he should be and I couldn't help but laugh at him throughout the movie.
Josh Gad is a great Le Fou, yes he is a foul, but in this adaptation he is much more. He is kind and concerned and ends up being a lot less like a stupid sidekick than you would expect, you end up sort of routing for him.
I could go through all the characters and how good they were, but I fear this post would be ridiculously long. What I can say is I didn't think there was a bad performance.
I loved that Belle came across as a much stronger woman, I mean in my mind she was pretty strong already, but the way she is portrayed in this version just seems a lot stronger. They giver her much more of a back story so you actually know why she doesn't have a mother and why she had moved to to the town.
What I also enjoyed is they gave the Beast a bit more depth too, he reads and has travelled and also has a troubled bak story, which I guess makes him a little more relatable. Plus he now has his own ballad, I mean who doesn't love a ballad.
I honestly loved the whole movie, I didn't for one moment question casting or plot or anything in it, it was just perfect. I left the cinema feeling so positive and happy. I loved it!
Have you seen the knew Beauty and the Beast yet? What did you think? Let me know.