My Dreams Came True | Beauty and the Beast Review

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When I found out that Beauty and the Beast was being remade into a real life I lost it. My level of excitement was through the roof. I have been counting down the days until tonight to see the movie at the first available time slot…in 3D…IMAX. Yeah, I was THAT excited.

I slid on my Disney roses LuLaRoe leggings and a pink shirt and I was ready to go. My son thought it would be cool to wear his furry slippers like “the beast” so I obliged. He’s never been to an IMAX theater, let alone a 3D movie so he was stoked even though he didn’t believe the screen was as big as I was telling him.

I don’t want to give away too many spoilers since most of the world probably won’t see the film until this weekend but oh. my. god. My childhood dreams came true! Beauty and the Beast was absolutely phenomenal. I couldn’t stop talking about it after we left and E was just telling me to hush.

beauty and the beastPIN IT!I think I should state that I really don’t think people understand that I have loved Beauty and the Beast ever since I was a child. I didn’t just love Belle as a character I wanted to physically be Belle. I remember thinking that I was just like her when I was younger except I needed brown contacts to match her eyes. She was an average girl who was in love with books. I read nonstop when I was younger and I remember dreaming of having a library like Belle had in the castle. But I digress.

beauty and the beast reviewPIN IT!The casting for this film was superb. Every single actor nailed their character to a tee. I love that they kept Belle natural through the whole film and didn’t load her face with makeup. Gaston was a perfect fit though I wish he would have swallowed a bunch of raw eggs like the animated version, haha. Lefou was a perfect sidekick for Gaston. He still was goofy but in a more natural way and not over the top annoying.

beauty and the beast reviewPIN IT!Last but surely not least, the Prince. Dan Stevens, I didn’t know who you were before tonight but I promise I won’t forget those gorgeous blue eyes now. He was so hot as the prince with those long locks(cleans drool off the floor). Then again, I’ve always been a sucker for long haired men. Wait, what is the beast is where my obsession started and I never realized it until now?! Mind blown.

beauty and the beast reviewPIN IT!Now for the actual film, I promise I won’t spoil anything. This adaptation was a more realistic version that I welcomingly accepted. Some scenes were omitted and some were changed and combined. They threw in a bit of humor along the way which was really fitting and an added bonus to the film. There was more to the story than what is portrayed in the animated version regarding Belle and the Prince’s parents which helped them bridge that beast to human gap.

The castle. Holy mother of Buddha was it darkly perfect! It was a lot different than what I was expecting but so flipping cool at the same time. I would have been terrified to walk around outside or any stairs for that matter. Speaking of the castle, there’s totally a giveaway happening to win a trip for you and 20 friends to stay at the castle.

You guys, you can win a stay for you and 20 guests at Duns Castle!!!

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As for the music, Ah-mazing! All of it was true to the animated version with the exception of a couple new pieces. I liked some and was on the fence with others. I’m assuming that these pieces are maybe from broadway? I’ve never seen Beauty and the Beast on broadway(sadly) so I can’t vouch for it. With the first song, I was getting chills because it was on point and well, you know, I’m obsessed. Even “Tale as Old as Time” in the last scene with them dancing had me in tears. Yes you guys, this grown woman was in the theater tearing up over Beauty and the Beast.

beauty and the beast reviewPIN IT!Obviously, you can tell from this post how much I loved the film and you better believe I will be purchasing the highest edition of it when it becomes available. However, just some quick tips before you head out to see it. 1. Don’t be late! There is no messing around; when it’s time to start the story jumps right in just like the animated version. However, since there are some differences in this version, you don’t want to miss out. 2. The wolves are pretty legit in the movie. I could see little ones possibly getting pretty scared by it so keep this in mind. 3. Soak up every single second of this tale because its worth every penny!

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  • robin Rue

    I am super excited to see this in a few weeks. The animated version is my all time favorite, so I hope this lives up for me.

  • Alli Smith

    I’m so glad it’s everything we were promised it would be! The animated version is my favorite Disney movie and I’m looking forward to seeing this soon. I’m so excited!

  • Sarah Bailey

    It is good to hear great reviews coming out, I’m holding back as much judgement as I can until I see it for myself, which probably won’t be till it comes out on blu ray (I’m not much of a cinema going) so a little while longer for me!

  • Vrithi Pushkar

    I cant wait to go watch it. Love your son’s furry boots and his spirit. Beauty and the beast is my daughter’s favorite. Cant wait for the weekend so we can go watch it together.

  • candy

    Everyone is talking about and blogging about the new movie Beauty and the Beast. I saw the original movie many years ago. Will be interesting to see how this stands up to the first movie.

  • Jeanette

    Sounds like this is a movie I need to watch! You’re so excited about it that it makes me excited to go see you too!

  • ana john

    Watching a fairytale turning into a movie can fill a lot of people with fascination. A lot of people can declare Emma Watson as their crush once again. The way you have described this movie can make anyone to watch it.

  • Annemarie LeBlanc

    This is one movie I would love to see in the theater! I made a date with my daughter and we’ll watch it together. Just like old times, when I took her to watch the animated version when she was just a little girl.

  • Bonnie G

    This movie sounds wonderful. I can’t wait to see this movie with my family.

  • Dawn McAlexander

    I think this movie is going to be great. I would love to see it in the theater. I loved the animated film, and I am sure I would love this one.

  • Mihaela Dragan

    I know what I’ll do this Sundayyy. Thank you for the inspiration 🙂

  • Angelic Sinova

    Beauty and the Beast is my all-time FAVORITE film and I think I’m the only person who didn’t love the live-action remake. Don’t get my wrong I liked it but the over auto-tuned singing was a little much to me. The music in the animated one was some of Disney’s finest and this one was so…different. But I did really like the live-action version.