Beauty and the Beast

When the world found out Disney were creating a live action remake of this classic, I knew it would be great.

But I was in no way, shape or form prepared to be emotionally exhausted after reliving my childhood for 2 hours and 10 minutes.

You know the classic French fairytale, as told in Disney's 1991 animated film.

But the latest version isn't just a CGI infused makeover, it is so much more.

The film fills in the gaps that we didn't even realise were left by the original! We learn about the Prince and his past, why Belle is such an outcast in her village and why the enchanted household servants are so loyal to their master. 

You find yourself on such an emotional journey, hysterically laughing in some scenes, in tears in others, and even as an adult genuinely terrified in the frightening scenes. 

As a stylist I was in awe of the breathtaking costume design by Jacqueline Durran, and the overall attention to detail carried throughout the set design and in the animated characters.

The casting of this film was absolutely perfect, as if each animated character found their human doppelgänger!

Growing up as a mixed race little girl, I felt so left out from the Disney world untill Pochahontas arrived.

So my heart is full knowing that children of all ethnicities and even sexualities will be able to relate to the characters of all different races, and Disney's first ever gay character.

 And please, for anyone who tries to complain about Emma Watson having had her singing voice autotuned, I don't even care, because while yes, there are so many great singers in the world, there is only one Emma Watson.

And she is everything and more you could ever hope for as Belle. 

Beauty and the Beast comes out in cinemas around Australia on the 23rd of March - and is a MUST WATCH. 

Seriously, take my money and go see it. 

Zoe Van ZantenComment