Beauty and the Beast
April 7, 2017
So I did go see it. It turns out, I really like musicals, and the live-action version of this feels a lot more like a classic musical than the animated version did, for some reason.
It was sweet, it was charming. It didn’t blow me away and I kind of wanted it to. The SFX are amazing — I kept forgetting one of the main characters is essentially computer generated. Neat trick. A great supporting cast, which is exactly what you want in this sort of thing. Disney still has a thing for dead mothers.
But the real takeaway from this is I am now officially obsessed with Dan Stevens. That man has the most expressive face.
Bonus trivia: The actress who plays the Enchantress also plays Elinor in the same Sense and Sensibility where Dan Stevens plays Edward. MIND BLOWN.