Thursday, July 27, 2017

Beauty and the Beast (2017)

I finally checked this film out on video. I am utterly fascinated that the movie made over $1 billion and was so well received. I thought it was boring. Say what you will about all the sequels and reboots that the Hollywood machine churns out. As far as I am concerned, Beauty and the Beast is neither and merely cosplay that cost millions of dollars.

I am not a big fan of watching animated cinema, but I would rather watch the animated version again. I simply see no point to watching this movie, and I think they could have done better. The beginning was the same boring mess of waiting for the beast as the fully animated version. Once Belle arrives at the castle, the film was mildly interesting. Seeing the not-so-live-action characters was kinda cool. Then it sets it that they are simply animated in a different manner than the original animated feature, and the charm wears off quickly.

I cannot say that I was disappointed by the movie, because I did not care in the first place. Maybe your kids will like it. However, as far as my adult friends that have fallen in love with this movie go, I simply do not get it. It is not a bad movie. I am just glad that I did not waste my time seeing this one in theaters.