Beauty and the Beast is an American family musical romantic fantasy adventure film directed by Bill Condon from a screenplay written by Stephen Chbosky and Evan Spiliotopoulos.

A co-production between Walt Disney Pictures and Mandeville Films,[5] the film is a live-action remake of Disney’s 1991 animated film of the same name, itself an adaptation of Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont’s eighteenth-century fairy tale. The film features an ensemble cast that includes Emma Watson and Dan Stevens as the titular characters, with Luke Evans, Kevin Kline, Josh Gad, Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci, Audra McDonald, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Ian McKellen and Emma Thompson in supporting roles.

This is a real to life redo of Disney’s exemplary romantic tale. ‘Beauty lies within’ is the thing that a sorcerer expects a vain and pompous ruler (Dan Stevens) to know. He learns it the most difficult way possible when her revile transforms him into a frightening mammoth. Her spell must be broken on the off chance that he discovers intimate romance. Then, Belle (Emma Watson), the non-accommodating little girl of a town creator and craftsman, looks for an enterprise. She unearths the mammoth and enchantment unfurls…

Plus Points

  • The special effects, sound, costumes, voice-overs, songs – overall production values are first-rate.
  • They make all live the fairy-tale as you are transported to the castle along with Belle, experiencing her adventure.
  • Story-wise it stays true to the original animated film.
  • What essentially works for ‘Beauty and the Beast’ is its relevance.
  • It stands out because no matter how old the tale, it holds significance especially today, when smart phones and selfies have turned us all into beauty loving beasts.

Minus Points

While all like this feisty protagonist, her slightly modified character lacks a certain amount of compassion, making her seem a tad conceited more than confident.

Rating: 4 / 5