I had the pleasure of attending the first viewing of Beauty and the Beast in my area tonight. It was fabulous. I went alone, the theatre was about half full, maybe less! I was really able to enjoy myself and get right into the movie.
My favourite movie of all time is Beauty and the Beast. It has been since I was a little girl. I always admired Belle's curiosity and charm. Her nose stuck in a book, she was exactly like me. I looked up to her strong and independent spirit. I never in a million years thought that the new version, would be as good as the original! It is perfect for the 90's kids that grew up loving Belle, and the new generation too.
The casting in this movie was flawless. Belle, played by Emma Watson, was fantastic. She brought a new vision to Belle that was very appreciated. Gaston and La Fou couldn't have been a better fit. The songs and the music were top notch, and had me singing along in my seat. I even think the relationship between Lumiere and Cogsworth was so much fun! Really great chemistry. The Beast seemed to have more dimension in this film as well. You really get to see all the different sides of his being.