Published: Sun, March 19, 2017
Culture | By Antonia Gonzales

'Beauty and the Beast' remake charms its way into audience's hearts

I did not see the movie in 3D, but I could imagine that the flashy dancing and action would delight 3D viewers everywhere.

The "Downton Abbey" star was thrilled to have "Harry Potter" alumni Emma as his co-star in the Disney live-action movie as she knew how to handle the CGI required to turn him into the Beast. Aside from making Belle a more "active princess" and delivering Disney's first "exclusively gay moment", the movie also fills in some plot holes missing from the original story. Luke Evans (Gaston) and Josh Gad (LeFou) recreated their roles, Belle player Emma Watson was unable to be there, leaving it to James Corden to don wig and do the part.

"She's so much like me, it's insane", she says. Just like in a traditional production as well, the cast did a lot of talking in the wings to get themselves excited for what was next. This movie is not ideal but still magical enough to delight you with a new version of the classic that, for the most part, sticks very closely to that one tale that is as old as time.

As the newest Beauty and the Beast breaks into its opening number, the déjà vu sets in.

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"Someone once said to Walt Disney that you make movies for kids, and he said, 'No I don't". "It's about the world Bill Condon has created in this film".

While this version does go out of its way to answer a question or two audiences had after the end of the original, it does not fix any of the original's pacing issues.

Fans can watch Disney's live adaption of the "Beauty and the Beast" as it premieres in theaters today, March 17, 2017. Do you agree or disagree with me? (Don't tell our boss...) But instead, we did what we do best: wedding planning! Which flick are you checking out this week? It took in a strong $11.5 million on its opening day, debuting as the No. 1 film in all but one market (Slovakia, where it was the No. 1 non-local film).

Belle encounters the beast when she leaves home to search for her father, Maurice, who has gotten lost in the woods.

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