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Review: Beauty and the Beast (2017)

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Fig.1 Beauty and the Beast (2017) Movie Poster
Beauty and the Beast (2017) was directed by Bill Condon, stars Emma Watson as Belle, Dan Stevens as the Beast, and follows Disney's recent trend of re-making their animated classics. If you're already a fan of the Disney animation, then this will certainly provide you with a very good experience, along with all the nostalgia for the 1991 original. But is it a good film for a new audience?

Fig.2 Maurice (Played by Kavin Kline) and Belle (Played by Emma Watson)
The entire cast for this film provide strong performances throughout, and so it is easy to enjoy seeing the characters on screen. Some performances, like Luke Evans' portrayal of Gaston, seem a little "over the top" in that they almost seem like an animated character, but this takes nothing away from their character as it suits the tone of the film perfectly, and in the case of Gaston, it makes him much more memorable and makes him a better villain as a result.