Valentine’s Day Movie Special: Beauty and the Beast (2017)

Hello everyone and welcome to our very first Valentine’s Day Movie Special, this year’s pick goes to a much loved Disney favourite, a film that no one reviews like Gaston but I’ll certainly do my best, enjoy Beauty and the Beast.

Released in early 2017, this musical film was directed by Bill Condon (Twilight Breaking Dawn Parts 1 & 2), based on the fairy tale written by the 18th century French author Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont and starring Emma Watson (known for her role in Harry Potter) as Belle.

Set in 18th century France, the tale begins by explaining who the Beast is and how he came to be but the hero of this story is definitively Belle, whose story we follow in her home town of Villeneuve where she lives with her father Maurice, an artist and music box maker. There Belle dreams of adventure and the world beyond despite having to constantly brush off the advances of the one known as Gaston. This day however, when her father went travelling to market his goods his horse returned without him as he had been captured by a hideous Beast and imprisoned for stealing a rose. Belle seeks out her father and pleads with the Beast to take her in her father’s place, he accepts and so she is held captive in the Beast’s castle forced to remain there forever. Can the Beast ever learn compassion? Can anyone really learn to love a Beast?

Beauty and the Beast while being a love story of two unlikely people coming together, which is typically not a film I enjoy, certainly has its merit. The musical scenes in this movie are very well executed and the songs pretty catchy, my favourites easily being Gaston and Be Our Guest. Overall I can safely say this is an excellent film and one that anyone can enjoy.

“I have no taste buds, but I can tell this is exquisite!”

-Lumière

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Cheers,

Glenn Stuart Tucker

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