In this adaptation of the classic Disney fairy tale directed by Twilight’s Bill Condon, where a prince is cursed to resemble a monster until true love breaks the spell, Emma Watson, Dan Stevens and Luke Evans are starring.
A beautiful story told by its classic point of view without too many unnecessary stunts and effects. Luke Evans was delightful as Gaston, the sexist man who covets Emma Watson’s Belle. The latter did a fine enough job although her role wasn’t so challenging. The only think she had to do was lie back, play beautiful and not use her eyebrows too much which she managed alright. The big revelation of the movie was Josh Gad as LeFou, Gaston’s servant. Hilarious! Although I couldn’t stop picturing the great lengths to which James Corden would go with this particular character. An extra surprise was the great assembly cast which we only got to see for a few moments but kept hearing their voices throughout the whole movie: Ewan McGregor, Ian McKellen, Emma Thompson, Stanley Tucci etc.
The only downside for me was that the film was stretched thin during some of the music parts. Granted, it was a musical but the dance scene were Belle wears the characteristic yellow dress could have played out better.
A great movie for a family night.
I rate this movie with 6.8/10.
PS.: A friend sent me this link last night
I dare you to watch it and not laugh.