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Emma Watson – Belle
Dan Stevens – Beast
Luke Evans – Gaston
“An adaptation of the fairy tale about a monstrous-looking prince and a young woman who fall in love.”
So while I was waiting for this movie to come out, watching the trailers and all, I was sooo excited. I was counting down the days for it to come out. Then, it was released and I started to hear mixed reviews about it. However, I still really wanted to see it as Beauty and the Beast is such an amazing Disney classic. But, now that I’ve seen it, I was slightly disappointed.
Now, don’t get me wrong, it was definitely enjoyable to watch, however the singing really bothered me. I LOVE Emma Watson, but she is clearly not a singer because she was always auto-tuned and you could really tell. This really bothered me. A big part of the movie is the music and almost all of the actors were able to sing as well as looked the part, however while Emma looked exactly like Belle is supposed to, she wasn’t able to sing that well and it really really killed the movie for me. So that was why I was disappointed.
However everything else was fantastic. The acting was really good, the costumes were fantastic and it kept quite close to the original movie however there were a few small differences. But it was nothing too severe that was different that it messed the movie up. It was still the same old Beauty and the Beast.
I will probably see it again because why not! I mean it was very good visually. My biggest problem, especially as a musician, was the music. They could have gotten someone else to sing the songs and just had Watson dub it probably as this has been done before. But the producers decided to stick it out…and it detracted from the movie significantly.
Would I pay to see it? No. Will I buy it? No. But I may borrow it from my library and watch it again when it comes out.
Overall, I had much higher expectations and am slightly disappointed.
Thankfully I still have my original to keep my happy.
Lindsey Porter fled from her traumatic past, determined to lay low, but now someone has framed her for murder. The quest for answers leads her into a parallel realm where magic reigns, and with a hostile sheriff and a shapeshifting assassin on her trail, she must place her life in the hands of a seductive, supernatural man who tempts her like no one else.
An immortal sylph enslaved by magic…
Nevan is trapped by a desperate bargain struck a century earlier, yet the beautiful, spirited Lindsey has enticed him to abandon his magically enforced duty. As forbidden passion flares between them, they’ll risk everything to uncover the truth and find what they both need the most—redemption.
When two worlds collide…
The fates of the elemental and mortal realms depend on the star-crossed lovers. As dark secrets from their pasts threaten to shatter the fragile trust between Lindsey and Nevan, a shocking revelation holds the power to deliver salvation or destruction.
Anna Durand is an award-winning, bestselling author of sizzling romances, including the Hot Scots series. She loves writing about spunky heroines and hunky heroes, in settings as diverse as modern Chicago and the fairy realm. Making use of her master’s in library science, she owns a cataloging services company that caters to indie authors and publishers. In her free time, you’ll find her binge-listening to audiobooks, playing with puppies, or crafting jewelry.
I generally don’t post these kinds of things, as that’s not the purpose of the blog, however I saw this one today and I couldn’t resist.
I recently re-watched Beauty and The Beast in anticipation for the movie coming out tomorrow (squeeeee!!!), and I was so excited about all of the books in the movie. Like I totally connected with Belle being an outsider because she likes to read so much!
I mean, I love the Prince through it, and all the music had me in tears (‘cus my childhood), but all the books.
QOTD: How about you? Do you love the movie as just a movie, or as a reader, do you just want that massive library?