Tuesday, May 2, 2017


Disney's live action remake of the animated 1991 feature Beauty and the Beast.

We have been waiting to go and see the newest version of taking animated Disney films and turning them into live action films., Thus far Maleficent, Cinderella and The Jungle book have been done really well and we have enjoyed them.

So we decided to see Beauty and the Beast today, not a full theater, in fact there was a total of 6 people including us, It started off with a different twist, with a female voice narrating the story, but the we see Belle (Emma Watson) walking out the front door singing "Little Town". But instead of her home being a farm, it seemed to be in the village as she made her way to the book store.  I am not sure that they should of left out that she was returning the book she borrowed yesterday to get another book , like in the animated version, The shop keeper lets her keep her favorite book, They left that out. Gaston (Luke Evans) acts his part out very well. The make up department did a great job on Maurice (Kevin Kline), Belle's Father and Beast (Dan Stevens).  LeFou (Josh Gad) and the rest of the cast did a really good job. But the story was changed in ways that lost me, as I thought Gaston like antlers in all of his decorating, but not his chair.
1991 Animated version

This is just my opinion, I know they changed scenes and stories in the past remakes. But I did not like this version, as it actually put me to sleep. I've never fallen asleep in a Disney movie before.

I did like the way they animated Mrs. Potts (Emma Thompson) Lumiere (Ewan McGregor) and Cogsworth  (Ian McKellen) and the dusters and so on. The "Be Our Guest" scene was just a little over the top, Yes I could imagine it must of been hard to get that scene to look good.  It had a different ending, but I actually liked it.

They should of kept Monsieur D'Arque in the movie.

On a "E" Ticket scale of one to ten, this film gets a,

  • A = 1
  • A+ = 2
  • B = 3
  • B+ =4
  • C = 5
  • C+ = 6
  • D = 7
  • D+ = 8
  • E= 9 
  • E+= 10
D+ 8 For great special effects and great music, Thank you Alan Menken.
Would I go back to the theaters and watch it again, probably not. But I will buy it on DVD when it comes out.

*please note: not all of us here at E Ticket have the same opinions. I personally loved Audra Mcdonald as The Wardrobe and Stanley Tucci as Cadenza were brilliant as well. I would give it an E, as I felt the dinner scene was wayyyyy too busy and over the top. CW
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