Happy St. Patrick’s Day! The only thing overshadowing the day of shamrocks, leprechauns, and green beer, is Disney’s HIGHLY anticipated Beauty and the Beast movie, which is officially out in theaters today!
When I first heard that a “live action” version of the movie was being done I was a bit skeptical. I mean, we all know the original 90s cartoon version so well and love it, so the stakes were high. But after seeing the new Beauty and the Beast, I can assure you, it’s nothing short of amazing! You all know how the story goes, so I won’t bore you with recapping the plot, but I will tell you a few of the reasons I loved this remake!
Honestly, this is enough reason to go see Beauty and the Beast! The film was PERFECTLY cast, especially with Emma Watson as Belle, Luke Evans as Gaston, and my ultimate favorite, Josh Gad (who also played Olaf in Frozen) as LeFou.
The Backstory + New Songs
This version of Beauty and the Beast actually gives us a little more backstory than the original. We finally see why Belle’s mom wasn’t in the picture, more about the prince’s lavish life pre-curse, and get 3 new songs! Plus, Celine Dion (who sings the original song we love so much) also makes a comeback with a new song for the movie!
I must’ve watched my VHS tape of the original Beauty and the Beast a hundred times (probably more) growing up, so this film brought back all the feels of my childhood. While there was some new info brought to light (as I mentioned in the previous section), it didn’t deter too far from the original plot line, which I appreciated!
Are you planning to see Beauty and the Beast this weekend? What are your thoughts on Disney remaking the classic movie?