Beauty And The Beast out in theaters today!
The classic tale of “Beauty and the Beast” – and its empowering message that true beauty comes from within – dates back to 18th century France and the first published version of the fairy tale, “La Belle et la Bête,” by Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve. Today, this message could not be more important and this movie could not be released on a better time.
I try to stay away of political comments on social media. Mostly because I respect you, my readers. We all could agree to disagree on social, political, religion and this type of issues. However without entering into details, I do believe that Disney has proven with this movie their support to empowering women and diversity on a time when it is most needed. As you will see during the movie, the cast is multiracial, and there is that very controversial gay implication in a very brief and subtle scene.
It was 25 years ago when the initial Beauty and the Beast was debuting at theaters. It is one of my favorite Disney stories and my favorite princess. Back then I was not only in love with the story and the message that beauty is something inside you, but I could not stop singing to the lyrics of the movie. I am so happy that this time around for the Live-Action movie they decided to keep the songs and even add a new more.
About the movie
The story and characters audiences know and love come to spectacular life in Disney’s live-action adaptation “Beauty and the Beast,” a stunning, cinematic event celebrating one of the most beloved tales ever told. “Beauty and the Beast” is the fantastic journey of Belle, a bright, beautiful and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by a Beast in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle’s enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast’s hideous exterior and realize the kind heart of the true Prince within.
Did we like it?
We loved it. It is much more than I was expecting. Disney was able to keep the message and story from the original film, adding great elements such as new songs and a small variation to the story without losing the essence. It is still the Beauty and the Beast that we learned to love back in 1991 but better.
We loved it all. The costumes, the music and the colorful and emotional interpretations. They might not be nominated for an Oscar, but they did a good job making us want to sing and dance to the rhythm of the songs. Lumiere, Cogsworth, and Mrs Potts among others have been transformed into realistic candlesticks, clock and teapots thanks to CGI.
The movie is a little bit more scarier than the original one, so be mindful of this when taking small children to watch it. But other than that I do no see a reason why you should not head to the movies today (03/17/2017) to watch it in theaters. You will not be disappointed.
I personally loved Josh Gad playing Le Fou, he is perfect for this role.
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