I attended an advance screening of Disney’s new Beauty and the Beast with my 9-year-old. The movie was breathtaking; you don’t want to miss a moment! With impressive, over-the-top visuals consuming the film from beginning to end, it’s an outing worth it just for the chills you’ll feel throughout.
The movie dependably tells the tale as old as time that many of us parents remember seeing as a kid when the animated classic came out in 1991. In fact, it felt like the movie was speaking more to me than my daughter – as every familiar song and scene seemed amped up to say “You know this part, so we’re going to max out the effects and throw in a few twists and surprises.”
But the movie lacked the silly playfulness that my daughter liked in the animated original. Basically, it was Beauty and the Beast, but for grown-ups. [Read more…]