Arts, Reviews

Beauty and the Beast: Full of beauty, not at all beastly

Arts, Reviews

Beauty and the Beast: Full of beauty, not at all beastly

5 months ago
By Chantelle Partridge

A classic Disney tale gets a revamp in this live action extravaganza, which exceeds all expectations.To even attempt to explain the magical sense of belonging this film has encompassed is simply impossible.

From the phenomenal casting that brings some of the greatest actors of our time on screen, to the special effects that are beyond beautiful, this film truly brings an aesthetic and musical appeal that is hard to find in today’s modern cinematic exploits.

Dan Stevens as the Beast and Emma Watson as Belle couldn’t be a more perfect fit; not to mention their surprising singing abilities. Both, however, are just two of the stars in an outlandishly gifted cast.

What brings about the appeal to this retelling is the subtle changes to a tale as old as time.Disney has always been at the forefront of change, with daringly bold choices and regardless of the consequences that may unfold. The studio has never wavered its morals, and this film is no exception.

The introduction of Le Fou, Gaston’s faithful accomplice, as a gay character, was a powerful social commentary and a warming encouragement for the LGBT community.

Beauty and Beast is the perfect accompaniment to any family cinema excursion, showing audiences both young and old the importance of love through adversity.