Emma Watson has captured the hearts of people worldwide in her new film, Beauty and the Beast. Watson stars with Dan Stevens in the heartwarming film that premiered in theaters on March 17.
The original animated film of Beauty and the Beast was released in 1991 and has since become one of many Disney classics.
The movie tells the story of Belle, a young woman who is taken prisoner by a beast in his castle. Belle befriends the castle’s enchanted staff as well as the beast. She learns to look past the physical appearance of the beast and see the prince on the inside.
The movie includes many of the original songs as well as new award winning songs. Sydney Moore (’17) likes the soundtrack but said, “it’s weird because it sounds different.”
Moore said she was “excited to see the live characters in actual backdrops and hear the new music and overall enjoy a new Beauty and the Beast all over again”
Kaylin Conrad (’18) saw the movie on its opening night and described it as “magical and extraordinary.” She said, “For me, as a female growing up and watching Beauty and the Beast on repeat, this new movie did it justice.”
Conrad also said, “Belle was by far my favorite Disney princess growing up and this movie made me feel like a kid again. It was magical because it really captured what the older version had but put a more modern spin on it that made it more enjoyable for our time.”
According to nytimes.com, Beauty and the Beast cost about $300 million to make and market, and is now on its way to making $1 billion worldwide in ticket sales.
Greg Foster, the chief executive of IMAX’s filmed entertainment, said, “The world is a pretty cynical place right now, and Beauty and the Beast gave audiences an opportunity to go back to a time of innocence.”