Run time: 129 mins
Emma Watson falls for a beastly Dan Stevens in Disney’s tale as old as time.
When the bright and beautiful young Belle (Watson) is taken prisoner in an enchanted castle in exchange for her father’s freedom, she finds her captor to be a menacing Beast.
Locked away for eternity, she gradually befriends the castle’s enchanted staff who help her to look beyond the Beast’s monstrous exterior and glimpse the trapped soul of the handsome prince within.
As the two slowly begin to bond, a threat to their sanctuary looms large as the selfish and cruel Gaston (Evans) a rival for Belle’s affection, endeavours to hunt down the Beast once and for all.
Following the highly successful adaptations of Cinderella and The Jungle Book, this marks yet another magical entry into Disney’s recent live-action canon.
With and enchanting cast, beautifully crafted songs and a delightful eye for detail. Beauty and the Beast offers a faithful yet fresh retelling that honours its beloved source material.
“A gorgeous, magical, witty pleasure.” (Times)
“Enchanting. Sheer, rococo-spun fantasy.” (Screen International) (research Chris Coetsee)
See if you too find the ‘handsome prince’ rather a plain anticlimax after the Beast’s fabulous horny head.