Beauty and the Beast (2017)

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Beauty and the Beast (2017)
Beauty and the Beast 2017 poster.jpg
You'd be better off watching the original movie.
Genre: Musical
Romantic
Fantasy
Directed By: Bill Condon
Written By: Stephen Chbosky
Evan Spiliotopolous
Starring: Emma Watson
Dan Stevens
Luke Evans
Kevin Kline
Josh Gad
Ewan McGregor
Ian McKellen
Emma Thompson
Distributed By: Walt Disney Pictures
Release Date: February 23, 2017
(Spencer House)
March 17, 2017 (United States)
Runtime: 129 minutes
Country: United States

Beauty and the Beast is a 2017 American musical romantic fantasy film directed by Bill Condon. The film is a live-action remake of Disney's 1991 animated film of the same name, itself an adaptation of Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont's 18th-century fairy tale.

Plot

An arrogant prince is cursed to live as a terrifying beast until he finds true love. Strangely, his chance comes when he captures an unwary clockmaker, whose place is then taken by his bold and beautiful daughter Belle. Helped by the Beast's similarly enchanted servants, including a clock, a teapot, and a candelabra, Belle begins to see the sensitive soul behind the fearsome facade. But as time runs out, it soon becomes obvious that Belle's cocky suitor Gaston is the real beast of the piece.

Bad Qualities

  1. It basically proves Hollywood's ideology of "everything old is new again" by remaking this film.
  2. The story is way too similar to the original 1991 film. The new scenes and songs don't add much to the plot and are just there to escape the similarities. It basically feels more of a copycat rather than a remake.
  3. Emma Watson is a terrible casting choice for Belle, with her performance being very weak. Also, her singing has been considered by many to be inferior to Paige O'Hara from the original film.
    • Ewan McGregor's singing is also terrible; in addition, he tries way too hard to use a fake accent for Lumiere but ends up sounding annoying.
    • They also rely on Auto-Tune for the songs.
  4. Beast's character design is butchered, as he looks barely like the original Beast. He more looks like Fraun from Pan's Labyrinth.
    • Also, his servants' character designs fall way under the uncanny valley.
  5. LeFou isn't funny at all, unlike the original who was used as comic relief. He is basically a filler character who serves no purpose at all in the film.
  6. High overuse of CGI, especially for the enchanted objects and the wolves.
    • While the visuals are gorgeous, it is highly repetitive and distracting from the story.
  7. Many of the new songs in the film are shoehorned just to distract from the poor writing, and they just feel boring.
  8. A scene where LeFou dances with a man for two seconds is just there to pander to the LGBT community, which caused a ton of controversy.
  9. There are stupid decisions like how enchantress at the beginning now erases the memories of the other guests. Nostalgia Critic criticized and mocked the choice with “And that’s how we solved that plot hole, but fear not. We will have many more to confuse you.”
  10. Instead of just staying enchanted objects, the servants become inanimate forever if the spell isn't broken.
  11. Belle and the Beast spend less time with each other in the film, and their emotional scenes are shorter than in the original. For example, when Belle finds the rose in the West Wing and the Beast arrives, their argument only lasts for 7 seconds, while the original was 30 seconds long! The original argument was more than 4 times longer than in the remake!
  12. Beast's death is heavily butchered: Gaston just shoots him from behind 2 times with a gun, instead of stabbing him brutally with a knife!

Good Qualities

  1. The visuals are very dazzling to look at.
  2. The new songs, while shoehorned, are still great.
  3. Beautiful cinematography, especially for the castle.
  4. We get a somewhat decent backstory to how Belle’s mother died.
  5. Despite LeFou's flaws, at least he's less of a Butt-Monkey than he was in the original.

Reception

Despite being positively received by critics, with a 71% on Rotten Tomatoes, the remake has been considered by many to be inferior to the original 1991 film.

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ItMeansNothing

10 months ago
Score 2
Why the fuck does the beast look like Pan the fraun from Pan's Labyrinth!?
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MeggieConte

10 months ago
Score 3

Belle is portrayed by a video game hater. No, really, she detests them because tons of them have damsels-in-distress. What's even worse is that the FIRST video I watched on YouTube (on December 23 2007) was a Raven X Beast Boy tribute with the Beauty and the Beast song.

Thanks Disney for ruining my childhood!
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HellLord

8 days ago
Score 0
To be fair, I don’t think it’s Disney’s own fault for casting an SJW, I think it’s the workers behind the film themselves that should be blamed for casting an SJW
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Spongebuff1991

9 months ago
Score 4
I actually enjoyed this film.
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Rockman138

9 months ago
Score 3
Come on, this live action remake isn't THAT bad.
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EijiZeBoi

9 months ago
Score 4
Yeah, which is why I added it in the Average films category.
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ItMeansNothing

8 months ago
Score 1
It's bad, but not that bad.
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Mumkey Jones Supreme Gentleman

8 months ago
Score 1
It really is, all of the Characters, much like the Lion King remake don't have the same charm as the original with the exception of . The cinematography is good, but that does not make the film good. Do you think anyone intended for Lumiere or Cogsworth to be photorealistic? No. To be fair, it is not as bad as the Lion King remake though.
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LA2002

9 months ago
Score 2
I enjoyed this film, but I know that it has its flaws.
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Spongebuff1991

one month ago
Score 0
Agreed!
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Almultimavenger

7 months ago
Score 0
I was forced against my will to watch this in theatres. I'll never get those two hours back.
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PhantomVulture

5 months ago
Score 0
They might have been right about the tale as old as time, but the remake being a timeless classic, fat chance in hell that will never happen.
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Athaggard160

4 months ago
Score 0
Obviously I thought this was a good remake.
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HellLord

one month ago
Score 0

Imagine if beauty and the beast was an old film from maybe the 1920s or 1930s and Colleen Moore was belle in this old film....


That would be beautiful
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HellLord

one month ago
Score 1
Disney, why do you allow SJWs in your films (I think that's the only Disney film with an SJW, the sjw in this film was Emma Watson)
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EricSonic

one month ago
Score -1
Belle was the only thing i disliked from this movie.
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Spongebuff1991

one month ago
Score 0
Saw it in the theater and I had a blast seeing it in the theater!
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Roblistic

22 days ago
Score 0
The only reason I saw this was because I forced my sister to watch The Boss Baby, and I actually enjoyed that film.
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Jego5542Gonzalez

10 days ago
Score 0
That movie sucked LMAO

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