Beauty and the Beast Reviews
Unless, of course, the CGI is brutally bad (perhaps to not scare the kiddies?), the extra song numbers are plainly cringe worthy, and the movie drags on and on, without any of the magic of the animated original. Sure, there were some pretty scenes, and Gaston was a gem, but overall, bad movie.
Emma Watson was a fabulous casting choice to play the role of Belle. The only other actress who comes to mind that might have played it as well is probably Keira Knightley. Both actresses are talented, with fearless, strong-willed, independent personas combined with their sweet, charming, and natural European born speaking accents that fit well the European style setting and background of this movie's storyline. Emma Watson and the other cast members all gave solid acting and admirable singing performances all-around. Great accomplishment to everyone involved in the movie! Congratulations to the movie on becoming only the 8th movie US Domestic box office history to gross $500+ million (passing the milestone this weekend) in it's theater run!
Nice additional score...
Early on it was quite clear the Ema Watson who while a brilliant actress was both physically and emotionally entirely wrong for the role.
Emily Clarke or someone with a "softer" and more physical believable resemblance to the classic belle is 50% of the role. Not to mention, in real life Emma's well established persona is that opposite of Belle.
I can't imagine why she was the directors first choice in the sea of Hollywood actresses. She's not a versatile actress, nor does she have many female fans.