3 Reasons You’ll Love Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Remake

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!

The Cast

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?

  • I’m going to see it this week and I can’t wait! :)

  • I cant wait to see it!!! :) I’m waiting till next week to see it with my sister, and I just might die!

    • SO SO good! I’ve seen it twice now :) What did you think?!

      • All the heart eyes!! so good!!

  • I am so excited to see it! I have always loved Beauty & the Beast and was thrilled to hear they were doing a live-action version.

    • What did you think?! I can’t wait for the rest of the live-action ones Disney has in the works!

  • nostalgia! Ugh, my kid heart is dying inside about this; I cannot wait to go see it!

    • Right?! I can’t wait for the other ones they’re remaking after seeing this one!

  • I don’t think I’m going to see it this weekend, but I’ve been reading a lot of great reviews, so I’m excited to go see it at some point! :)

  • hal

    taking my niece and nephew this weekend & we can’t wait!

  • OMG IT LOOKS SO GOOD! I can’t wait to see it!

    Alix | http://www.apintsizedlifeblog.com

  • I really loved it! I’m seeing it again tomorrow, and next weekend!

  • I CANNOT WAIT!!! I am so excited!!

  • PCParent

    IT WAS FANTASTIC!!! Everything I wanted and sooo much more!!! They did a spectacular job of staying true to the story we all remember from our youth AND adding in new content (mostly taken from the Broadway show version) AND giving us enough new details and context to make it a modernized story. LOVED IT!!

  • Adriana

    I’m seriously SO excited to see this movie!! I can’t wait, it looks incredible!!

  • I saw it on Friday instead of going out to drink green beer… NO REGRETS!!!

    It was SO amazing! Loved the new songs and backstory (they didn’t overdo it) and how true to the original they stayed, the first scene in the village was nearly shot for shot!

    Laura @ http://www.cookwineandthinker.com

  • I loved it so much! It’s definitely the best live action remake to date<3! Emma Watson and Luke Evans were AMAZING and I loved all the extra information and answers we got in the film!