Alberto’s Pick: Beauty and the Beast (2017) directed by Bill Condon
Stars: Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans
Beauty and the Beast is a live-action re-telling of the studio’s animated classic which refashions the classic characters from the tale as old as time for a contemporary audience, staying true to the original music while updating the score with several new songs. It’s the fantastic journey of Belle, a bright, beautiful and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by a beast in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle’s enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast’s hideous exterior and realize the kind heart and soul of the true Prince within. Although the film follows the classical plot of the story it adds some new elements make it a little more appealing for the new viewers.