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Review: Beauty and the Beast – Odeon Cinema

Published on: 5 Apr, 2017
Updated on: 5 Apr, 2017

By Dennis Harvey-Hepherd

Having been absent for a couple of weeks and deprived of my movie fix, I was seriously looking forward to seeing Beauty and the Beast.

Would I be disappointed? Could it possibly live up to the magic I remembered from the animated version?

Phew – it is actually better.

The story is told robustly, with richly embroidered characters that you soon come to care about or wish to hiss like the pantomime baddie they are.

Within 30 seconds to the start, my foot started moving to the music and did not stop till I left the cinema, something La La Land totally failed to achieve.

The animation and background artists have produced a beautiful world that you can believe to be 18th century France.

Most important of all, the cast are all first cast, both human, animated and CGI. Emma Watson gives a convincing performance and sings beautifully.

Disney also includes plenty of adult pleasing lines and reflect modern society in very funny and appropriate ways. I cannot say how or when, after all this is a No Spoiler Review.

Continues at the Odeon Cinema, Guildford over the Easter holidays.

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