I Finally got around to watching this classic Beauty and the Beast story brought back to life with an all star cast including Ian Mckellen (Gandalf, Lord of the Rings) Emma Thompson (Nanny McPhee) Emma Watson (Harry Porter) Ewan McGregor (Star Wars). It feels like this story has been around for like forever (since 1991) as it has been a part of most of our lives since watching it as a kid and then listening to several of the soundtracks over and over again in the years that have followed – especially the Beauty and the Beast track performed by Celine Dion & Peabo Bryson.
I didn’t know what to expect going to see it cos I believe classic movies should not be remade in any form (that helps to keep it as a classic to me) and I read that Disney has announced 22 live action versions their animation classics, meaning your favorite Disney animation is going to have live version soon.
So sitting there in the cinema watching and listening to those songs kinda brought back some childhood memories and I thought the visuals in this live version was great. They pretty much stayed true to the original story line – which was great – and I must say I enjoyed it. If you love the animated original I don’t think you’ll be disappointed by this live version remake of the Beauty and the Beast.
If you’ve seen it or you’re planning to, let me know what you think of it in the comments below.