I was invited to the preview.
After 26 years the Disney classic returns in its live action adaptation, I tell you my review and opinion of the film, including the scenes that are giving so much to talk about.
Just thinking about Beauty and the Beast, my head gets into the mode of the iconic song "Tale as Old as Time", which by the way sounds excellent performed by Ariana Grande and John Legend.
And as you know I'm not an expert, but I love movies and Disney movies, plus I'm a mom and I want to give my personal opinion about this particular movie, which I went to see with my daughter of two years.
The Beauty and The Beast begins with an extravagant ball in the castle where we see the insolent Prince Adam (Dan Stevens) becoming the Beast, because of his cruelty to who he believes to be a poor woman seeking refuge.
Years pass and we see Emma Watson, in a brilliant performance of Belle, a smart, independent villager, touring her village, as the neighbors taunt and even treat her badly for her taste in the books, but Belle is brave and doesn't give up.
Belle lives in the village with her father Maurice (Kevin Kline) and so between music and songs, little by little we are presented with each of the famous characters of the film, among them the handsome but unbearable Gaston, who tends to marry Belle always accompanied by her faithful friend Le Fou (Josh Gad).
The settings seem like fairytale, with many details especially in the spectacular, though gloomy castle that will return to normal along with the prince and his servants, if love manages to break the spell, before the last petal of the enchanted pink.
The Beast is characterized in an excellent way and with a few roars that give fear, dramatic and sometimes a little funny. Each of the enchanted objects is shown to welcome Belle with "Be Our Guest": the beloved Chanibro Chandelier Lumiere (Ewan McGregor), the antique Cogsworth watch (Ian McKellen) and the Mrs. Potts (Emma Thompson) tea jar next to other characters you'll love.
Now about the much talked about gay scenes, personally, I think they make a storm in a glass of water. Gaston's friend LeFou has great admiration for him, he could be said to like him and when he performs a song about him, he looks to dance half-flirtatiously, but not offensive.
Later one of the musketeers is dressed in damsel by accident and in the final dance of the film, in one of the couple changes, he is left dancing with LeFou. Nothing else.
I saw her with my ten-year-old daughter and at the end of the movie, she didn't comment on those scenes, I had to ask her and she just told me she found it "funny."
What is not funny, how it is, is how society reacts to Belle when it tries to teach a girl to read, but well that's the story.
By the way, this time Belle and the Beast's dance isn't in Belle's iconic yellow dress, that one was torn apart when Belle escapes to save The Beast.
And the end, you know, after the last petal of the enchanted rose falls, wins "love beyond appearance".
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I recommend you see it, we saw it in 3D, I hope you enjoy it and tell me in the comments you found! It premieres in Cinemas in USA and Mexico this Friday, March 17, 2017! #BeOurGuest!
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