If you know me, you know how much I love Beauty and the Beast. Belle is my favorite Disney princess, the 1991 animated film is my favorite Disney film, my internet handle is inspired by it (@enchtdrose) as is the title of my blog, which you can read all about in a previous post. Obviously I was quite excited for the live action film, especially since the cast includes actors from some of other beloved franchises (Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Downton Abbey) as well as beloved Broadway talents. Basically I was set up to love this movie from the very start.
And I did. I loved it despite some small critiques I have with the film. I haven’t done a film adaptation review in a while, so I’m totally counting this as an adaptation (of the original animated version as well as the original fairy tale). I just got back from seeing it a second time, so here it is! Be warned: it contains spoilers. And it’s long.