Where do I start. This adaptation of Disney's 1991 Beauty and the Beast was an utter disappointment. Emma Watson as Belle was extremely unconvincing from the start to the end. She had the same expressions as the actress from Twilight. The animators did a terrible job with the Beast. He looked fake and lifeless. They could have used special makeup to create the beast similar to the Grinch where we get to see Jim Carrey's expressions. The side character animations were poorly executed. Overall I felt the film was rushed as there was lack of compassion and chemistry between the characters. There was a lot of CGI and green screen which could have been replaced by normal acting, because then why make an animated version of an animated film? This is by far the worst remake of an animated classic.
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Beauty and the Beast (2017)
An adaptation of the fairy tale about a monstrous-looking prince and a young woman who fall in love.
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Disney's animated classic takes on a new form, with a widened mythology and an all-star cast. A young prince, imprisoned in the form of a beast, can be freed only by true love. What may be his only opportunity arrives when he meets Belle, the only human girl to ever visit the castle since it was enchanted.
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PlainReviewed bySuroor ZehraVote: 1/10
I'm going to share an unpopular opinion. I'm heartily sorry to my fellow Disney fans, but I feel the need to say something: This obsession/worship of the new Beauty and the Beast is BS.
I saw this film with my 6-year-old a couple weeks ago. While there's plenty about which to gripe, here's one of my biggest problems: I can't stand this constant CGI-heavy everything-must-be-a-sequel-or- a- remake era of film making. It's making movie makers lazy.
Wanna make a buck? How about remake the biggest Disney films of all time but in LIVE ACTION. OMG *heart emoji* *heart eyes emoji* *crying emoji* *hands raised emoji*
More like dollar signs. That's all this film was about. Dollars. Millions and millions of them. Yes, every film needs to make money, but Disney isn't hurting. They can afford to make quality films... and they do! They really do. But this wasn't one of them. This was a cash grab and nothing more.
Let's focus on the visuals in the film. Stills from the finished product were gorgeous. Everything was so intricate and colorful and on such a huge scale. The problem is that it was literally everywhere.
Go to an art gallery. There are canvases, stand alone sculptures, photos, etc. All organized in a specific way. There's a break between each piece, whether by floor or wall, that allows you to digest it and have a moment to reflect.
Movies like B&TB are like the entire building in which you hold the gallery is a "work of art". There's no space to reflect, just constant stimulation. You haven't a moment to enjoy the beauty and grandeur of it all because it's literally everywhere.
Storytelling-wise, it was all over the place. They already had a basic story thanks to the original, but you can't just do that. You have to add as much back story as you can, fill those plot holes, make it the SAME but BETTER.
They were shoehorning in so much that half the damn thing was backstory. And it wasn't told chronologically. Noooo, ma'am. That's not how the original was structured, so we CAN'T deviate from THAT. What about the music? The music? You mean the mostly half-assed regurgitated pile of those classic songs I loved listening to growing up and still enjoy? And the extra songs shoved in just so that you always had something to distract you from how they didn't know how to write a proper story with poignant and meaningful silences?
Look. I love Emma Watson. I really do, but her voice... She sounded weak. I'm sure she tried really hard, but she doesn't have the vocal chops for this. Don't get me started on Ewan McGregor's horrible accent and lazy singing.
The Beast was fine, but his song after Belle left totally ruined the moment. He was supposed to be in pain and the moment in the original film where he roared out the window was perfect. You understood his sorry and his sacrifice. No song needed.
And since when is Gaston NOT a baritone? To be fair, though, Gaston and LeFou were the best thing about this whole mess. They should have just done a movie about their war adventures and I would've been happy.
They poured on the whole "LeFou is gay" thing a bit thick for my taste. It was the only thing that added levity to the movie (despite how much fun it should have been already), but it seemed a bit cheap. I'm not going to apologize for wanting more for my LGBTQ characters than to be just the comic relief.
Want to know a CGI-heavy Disney remake that they did right? Surprisingly enough... it was The Jungle Book. They took the old one, used a couple of the songs, but made it completely their own. It was a similar story, but they didn't rely completely on it. Leave it to my boy Jon Favreau to retell an old story with fake animals and make it feel more real and original than anything in B&TB.
That's all I can think to say for now. Call me jaded and picky. It might be true, but it's also true that I have higher standards for my movies... especially from Disney.
TL;DR - Over-CGI'd-musical-number-heavy mess attempts to distract you from the fan-service-and-needless-backstory-filled plot so that you don't realize what you are watching is just shiny, saccharine- glazed vomit.
Sure, I'm a huge film snob who (on the surface) only likes artsy-fartsyforeign films from before the 60's, but that hasn't stopped me fromloving Disney's Beauty & The Beast; in fact, it's probably my favoriteAmerican animated film and is easily Disney's finest work. It'sbeautiful, it's breathtaking, it's warm, it's hilarious, it'scaptivating, and, in Disney fashion, it's magical. When I learned thatDisney would be remaking their classic films, B&TB was undeniably thebest wrapped package. How could they go wrong?
Oh man, they went wrong.
First thing's first: this film is so flat. The directing was dull anduninteresting throughout the entire film and it honestly felt like oneof the Twilight sequels...and then I looked it up and found out that,yes, director Bill Condon was the man behind Breaking Dawn parts 1 & 2.Every shot looks bored and uninterested, which contrasts heavily withthe original animated film that was constantly popping with vibrancy.The script too is boring because it's almost a complete remake of theoriginal, though I guess most people won't mind that.
Next: the CGI is horrid. Although I didn't care for The Jungle Bookfrom last year, I could at least admit that the CGI was breathtaking.The same cant be said for this film. Characters like Lumière,Cogsworth, Mrs Potts, and most of the cursed appliances have verystrange, lifeless faces that are pretty off putting to be looking atfor such a long time. All of the sets too look artificial and fake,especially the town towards the beginning. However, the biggestoffender is easily and infuriatingly the character that mattered most:The Beast. The CGI on the Beast's face is so distracting that itcompletely takes you out of the film. His eyes are completely devoid ofsoul, and his mouth is a gaping video game black hole of fiction. KlausKinski looked much better in the Faerie Tale Theatre episode of Beauty& The Beast, and that was a 1984 TV show episode. But do you know whyit looked better? Because it was an actual face with actual eyes, notsome video game computerized synthetic monstrosity. When will studioslearn that practical effects will always top CGI?
Finally: wasted casting. Emma Watson is beautiful, but she's no Belle.She is completely devoid of the warmth and humanity that made theanimated Belle so beloved. Instead, she is cold and heartlessthroughout most of the film. Kevin Kline is 100% wasted and doesnothing except look old. Ian McKellan, Ewan McGregor, Emma Thompson,and even Dan Stevens as the Beast are very expendable and could've beenplayed by anyone else. The only good characters are Gaston and LeFou,mostly because they are fun and played by actors who breathe new lifeinto their original shapes. If anything, this film should've been aboutGaston and LeFou, but that would never happen because that would meanDisney couldn't cater to blind nostalgic 90's kids.
Overall, this film is a complete bore. It could've been better if eventhe special effects were good, but the CGI in particular is horrendous.I'm all for Disney remaking their nostalgia- catering 90's films, butthey need to be interesting. This film, sadly, is not. Even theChristmas sequel is better than this film because it's at leastsomething.