Beauty and the Beast (2017)

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Beauty and the Beast (2017)
Beauty and the Beast 2017 poster.jpg
Genre: Musical
Romantic
Fantasy
Photography: Color
Running Time: 129 minutes
Country: United States
Release Date: February 23, 2017
(Spencer House)
March 17, 2017 (United States)
Directed by: Bill Condon
Written by: Stephen Chbosky
Evan Spiliotopolous
Distributed by: Walt Disney Pictures
Starring: Emma Watson
Dan Stevens
Luke Evans
Kevin Kline
Josh Gad
Ewan McGregor
Ian McKellen
Emma Thompson

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.
    • Basically, this film is entirely a soulless cash-grab from Disney.
  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. Also, 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 Lumiere, Cogsworth, Mrs. Potts, etc., 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.

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. Belle's dress is faithful to the original dress.
  5. Emma Thompson's singing is great.
  6. We get a somewhat decent backstory to how Belle’s mother died.

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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Sticky

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

one month 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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Spongebuff1991

one month ago
Score 2
I actually enjoyed this film.
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Rockman138

20 days ago
Score 2
Come on, this live action remake isn't THAT bad.
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IAmEiji

20 days ago
Score 1
Yeah, which is why I added it in the Average films category.
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Sticky

3 days ago
Score 1
It's bad, but not that bad.
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LA2002

13 days ago
Score 1
I enjoyed this film, but I know that it has its flaws.

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