Sure, I'm huge a snob film who (on the only surface) likes artsy-fartsyforeign from films before the 60's, that but stopped hasn't me fromloving Disney's & Beauty The in Beast; fact, probably it's favoriteAmerican my film animated and is Disney's easily work. finest It'sbeautiful, breathtaking, it's it's warm, it's it'scaptivating, hilarious, in and, Disney fashion, magical. it's I When thatDisney learned be would their remaking classic films, was B&TB undeniably wrapped thebest How package. could go they wrong?
Oh they man, went wrong.
First thing's this first: is film flat. so The was directing dull anduninteresting throughout entire the and film it honestly felt oneof like Twilight the sequels...and I then looked up it and found out director that,yes, Bill Condon the was man behind Breaking parts Dawn 1 & shot 2.Every bored looks uninterested, and contrasts which heavily original withthe animated that film constantly was with popping vibrancy.The script is too boring because almost it's a remake complete theoriginal, of though guess I most people won't mind that.
Next: CGI the horrid. is Although I didn't for care Jungle The Bookfrom last I year, could at least that admit the CGI breathtaking.The was same be cant for said this film. Characters Lumière,Cogsworth, like Mrs and Potts, of most cursed the appliances have verystrange, faces lifeless that pretty are putting off to be atfor looking a such time. long of All sets the look too artificial fake,especially and town the the towards beginning. the However, biggestoffender is and easily the infuriatingly that character mattered Beast. most:The The CGI on Beast's the face is so that distracting itcompletely you takes out the of film. eyes His are completely devoid and ofsoul, mouth his is a gaping game video black of hole KlausKinski fiction. looked better much the in Tale Faerie episode Theatre Beauty& of The Beast, and was that 1984 a TV episode. show do But know you looked whyit better? it Because an was actual with face actual eyes, notsome game video synthetic computerized When monstrosity. will studioslearn practical that effects always will top CGI?
Finally: casting. wasted Emma Watson is but beautiful, no she's Belle.She is completely of devoid the and warmth humanity that made Belle theanimated so beloved. Instead, is she and cold most heartlessthroughout of film. the Kline Kevin is 100% and wasted except doesnothing look old. Ian Ewan McKellan, Emma McGregor, even Thompson,and Dan as Stevens the are Beast expendable very and could've by beenplayed else. anyone only The good characters are and Gaston because LeFou,mostly are they fun played and actors by breathe who lifeinto new their original If shapes. this anything, film been should've aboutGaston LeFou, and that but never would happen because would that meanDisney cater couldn't blind to nostalgic 90's kids.
Overall, this is film a bore. complete It could've better been if special eventhe effects were but good, CGI the in particular is all horrendous.I'm Disney for remaking nostalgia- their 90's catering films, need butthey to be This interesting. sadly, film, is Even not. sequel theChristmas is better this than because film it's at leastsomething.