Anyone who knows me at all will tell you, I love Disney. I mean, I really love Disney. Obsessed could be a better word. The point is, I have been watching Disney movies ever since I was a young girl, so when Disney announced all these incredible live-action remakes, it was like I was that six-year-old girl all over again!
The story of Beauty and the Beast is an all time classic, and whenever someone takes on that daunting task of remaking a classic it will always be a challenge. Whether they are remaking The Jungle Book, Snow White or Cinderella it can be some pretty big (and sometimes glass) shoes to fill.
So, this weekend I dusted up on my French and headed down to the cinema to say Bonjour! to the latest Disney remake… And what a remake it was.
The classic tale follows the story of an innovative, beautiful, brave young woman named Belle. Belle, played by Emma Watson, is considered to be years ahead of her time and doesn’t quite fit in the small countryside of France. Just when Belle wishes for adventure, her life changes dramatically and she soon finds herself living in an enchanted castle with a monstrous beast, played by Dan Stevens, for a captor! But, it’s here the real story begins, as both Belle and the Beast start to realise appearances aren’t always what they seem.
If you loved the Disney film, then I promise you will love this wonderful remake! Bill Condon, the director of Beauty and The Beast, took the ‘tale as old as time’ and was able to make it his own while still staying true to the original storyline. With minor changes, Condon brought forward a new version of Belle, making her a perfect 21st century role model for everyone.
With a few new characters, a few new songs, a rare insight into the Beasts childhood and an answer as to what ever happened to Belle’s mother, this is a movie you won’t want to miss. With magical appearances from Josh Gad, Emma Thompson, Ian McKellen, Stanley Tucci and many more!
Oh, and just incase you were wondering…The ballroom scene. Perfection.
But if my words weren’t enough to convince you to see it, just watch the trailer and you’ll fall in love the a tale as old as time all over again!
So please, Be My Guest and check out a truly enchanting movie!