Now, as I mention at the beginning of a lot of my film reviews - I am not a movie junkie. I do go and watch a lot of films, but unless I'm really enjoying the film, I just don't have the attention span for it. So, I wanted to go and see Beauty and the Beast, but I wasn't really that fussed, despite the fact that I loved the modern version of Cinderella.
I think practically everyone knows the story of Beauty and the Beast, so I'm not going to explain it here. One thing I loved about this modern twist on the film is how Belle (played by Emma Watson) is portrayed. She is very 'different' to the other girls in her town, curious, intelligent and always reading, and this film has a hidden message in about not letting your differences let you down and to embrace them instead, which I thought was a great message to send out, particularly to young girls watching this film.
I also thought that the songs in Beauty and the Beast were amazing. One of my best friends was so excited for the BatB release and had been signing the songs from it weeks on end before the launch and I can see why. Be Our Guest, one of the most famous songs from the original, was definitely my favourite, and the scene whilst the song was playing was also amazing - so bright and vibrant; my favourite part of the movie.
I did think that towards the end, the film got very long-winded and could have been cut down a little bit, there were a couple of unnecessary scenes but apart from that, I absolutely loved the film!
I would definitely recommend it for anyone who enjoyed the original or saw the modern Cinderella and Maleficent movies and enjoyed them, and I hope Disney do more modern versions of original films in the future.