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Last weekend I finally got to the cinema to see Beauty and the Beast. I had my doubts when the first images and trailers were released. I thought the Beast looked too goat-like, I wasn't sure Emma was right for Belle, and so on and so forth. This Disney classic is so close to my heart and I was terrified that they's somehow screw it up (as if Disney don't know what they're doing at this stage). I'm delighted to say that it surpassed all my expectations. The minute I left the cinema I just wanted to go back in and see it again.
So if you haven't watched it, here are five spoiler free reasons why you need to go see Beauty and the Beast.
The nostalgia factor alone was enough for me to want to see this. As much as I loved the original animated classic I really wanted to see these characters come to life on screen. We've all imagine walking through that amazing library or waltzing in the golden marble ballroom. This is as close as you're going to get! Every Disney fan is going to tear up when Belle sings the opening song, and during Something There, and when she emerges in the gown, and....well you're probably going to be emotional throughout the whole thing!
A Well Rounded Story
I have to admit, there were an awful lot of plot holes the animated version. Where are Adam's mother and father? Where is Belle's mother? Why did they move to this 'Poor provincial town'? Why have the towns people never discovered the castle before now? All of these questions are answered in the film. The characters are fleshed out and no longer one-dimensional. It makes a lot more sense and it allows the viewer to empathise with the Beast a lot more.