Tale as old as time. And so it begins, the next generation’s Beauty and the Beast. The 1991 classic has been made new with a live action version starring Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Josh Gad, Audra MacDonald, and Gugu Mbatha-Raw.
Beauty and the Beast Review
The story, the same. There are a few new songs, but all the old ones are there. The subtle changes from the original do not take away from the story. It is the same Beauty and the Beast that we all came to love years ago.
With a few new songs, but all of the old. I couldn’t help but to find myself singing along. Here’s a look at just how good Emma and Dan are in their roles as Beauty and the Beast.
The cast is phenomenal. The talent insane, but it’s Disney. Would you really expect anything less? During my interview with Josh Gad, he said that “Beauty and the Beast” is his “Frozen”, I could relate. Taking a classic and making it new is not easy. To me, it was done perfectly. It’s beautiful and moving, and I left the theater with my heart filled with hope and love.
I think Audra summed it up best when asked about what she hopes the takeaway from the film will be for audiences. “I love the message that beauty is found within. It’s an oldie but a goodie. I think for this film, the idea to look a little deeper, see the human within each and every person, even if the exterior is not, is something that intimidates you or you’re not familiar with. There’s always a human underneath it all. And I think to try to connect to somebody’s soul, is really important.”