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.