If you are looking for a remake of Beauty and the Beast, Disney has given you a remake of Beauty and the Beast. The film is heading for a massive weekend of $150 to $175m which will mostly be die hard fans of the classic or general Disney lovers. While Disney does not provide us with much new material, we are given three new ballads by Alan Menken, who penned the original songs in 1991, one of which is pretty great. Of course it’s not as good as the original, but it doesn’t fail hard like most remakes today do.
If you haven’t noticed yet, one of my main critique of films are missed opportunity, which Beaty and the Beast fell victim to. Luckily, with Beast, they don’t add up to a catastrophic failure. Don’t get me wrong, if you like Disney and musicals, you will very much enjoy this movie. It’s very fun and not very serious. You will enjoy almost every minute of it and be entertained, but you wont gain much more from that and you will quickly forget about it the next day or week. If you need a weekend movie with your partner, enjoy Beauty and the Beast. If you don’t care much for Disney or Musicals than this should be a pass because it’s not going to change your opinions about either of them.
Production Design: 8/10
Overall Score: 7.2/10