In Review!: “Beauty and The Beast”

Beauty and the Beast is Disney’s latest attempt and near greatest misfire at live-action recreation of their most beloved classics (Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland is still an impossibly low bar to dismantle).

Despite the many positives going for it, Beast is an occasionally beautiful musical made with some truly monstrous attempts to diverge from the flawless simplicity of the original. When it rehashes images and iconic moments of the animated masterpiece, the results are watered down – but when it aims for reimagining the plot beats, it becomes silly and over-complicated.

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