Name: Beauty and the Beast (2017)
Directed by: Bill Condon
Produced by: David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman
Music by: Alan Menken
Production Company: Walt Disney Pictures
Release date: March 17, 2017
Running Time: 129 minutes
Box office: $1.264 billion
Emma Watson as Belle
Dan Stevens as the Beast
Luke Evans as Gaston
Emma Thompson as Mrs. Potts
Kevin Kline as Maurice
Josh Gad as LeFou
Ian McKellen as Cogsworth
“Tale as old as time, True as it can be, Barely even friends, Then someone bends, unexpectedly.”
-‘Tale as old as time’, Celine Dion and Piebo Bryson
Plot: (Spoiler Alert!)
A beautiful enchantress disguised as an old beggar woman arrives at a French castle during a ball and requests the prince to allow her to stay in the castle, safe from the storm, offering a rose. But the cruel and selfish prince refuses. The enchantress, then reveals her identity and transforms the prince into a beast as a punishment for his lack of compassion. The servants also get transformed into household objects and the enchantress erases the castle, the prince and his servants from the memories of their loved ones. She casts a spell on the rose and warns the prince that if he learns to love another, and earn their love in return before the last petal falls, then the spell will be broken. If not, he will remain a beast forever.
Under few circumstances, Maurice, Belle’s father ventures out into the forest many years later. Lost in the forest, Maurice seeks refuge in the Beast’s castle, but the Beast imprisons him for stealing a rose from the Beast’s garden. On seeing that her father’s horse has returned without him, Belle goes in search of her father and finally finds him locked in the dungeon. She convinces the Beast to free her father and that she will be held in prison instead of Maurice. The Beast agrees to this.
But how will the cold-hearted, selfish Beast treat Belle? Can the Beast’s spell be broken? Watch the movie to find out!
When compared with the 1991 version, the 2017 3D version gives you a more realistic feel with beautiful graphics and CGI Beast, which couldn’t be experienced in the former one.
When the movie was released, few people were upset as they preferred the old one with the iconic Disney 2D animations, but, I personally like this one better. The movie set fits the original story, a magical and peaceful town in France. Emma Watson has portrayed Belle’s character perfectly. The 3D version is so magical, it makes you feel like it’s a dream! I highly recommend this to you, it’s a beautiful romance movie that just cannot be missed!
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