Review: Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast
Beauty and the Beast
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Jack Dinsley, 17

Senior correspondent for Junior Gazette

Disney’s latest live action remake is none other than Beauty and the Beast.

The film is a remake of the 1991 animation film of the same name.

Did the film deliver? Oh, yes it did!

The film follows the same plot as the animation film of a Prince being turned into a beast and his servants into inanimate objects.

The only way for the spell to be broken is for the Prince to love another and earn her love in return.

Years later, after nearly giving up on hope, an old man called Maurice stumbles across the castle belonging to the Beast.

Originally, the Beast was hoping to keep Maurice captive until the beautiful daughter, Belle, turns up and demands to switch places with her father.

Could Belle be the one to break the spell?

I adored the story of Beauty and the Beast and I was hooked from the start until the end.

The film was able to make the story feel fresh and original.

The director of the film was Bill Condon, who has previously worked on the Twilight franchise.

He also has a vast history in the film industry so he was the perfect person to direct such a beloved Disney film.

The lead actress was none other than Harry Potter star, Emma Watson.

She was by far the best casting of the character. I thought she brought the character to life and her development was solid.

Meanwhile, Dan Stevens portrayed the Prince/Beast and I thought he did a good job in bringing alive such a complex character.

However, for me, Luke Evans, was one of the stand out performers.

Evans portrayed the narcissistic, Gaston, who did an outstanding job of splitting the audience. A very well developed and created character.

The musical numbers were excellent throughout.

The first number, Belle, was outstanding and was a great way to start the film off. And Be Our Guest blew me away.

As someone who has performed Beauty and the Beast, I was very happy with the outcome of the film. It stayed loyal to the original film but it was able to make it fresh with new content and music.