Friday, March 17, 2017


Fall In Love With This Musical, Visual Feast

3.5 stars

Mini Review:

‘Tale as old as time!’ Sings Mrs Potts. ‘, ‘No one’s slick as Gaston, as quick as Gaston’, ‘There must be more than this provincial life’... Songs you have loved when you watched the animated version of the film in 2010 come alive in this film, making you fall in love with the fairy tale once again in a visual spectacle that will make you swoon…

Main Review:

‘If he could learn to love another and earn her love in return, by the time the last petal fell...The prince was doomed to remain a beast for all time’

You know the words by heart when you begin to see the spectacle unveil on the big IMAX screen (don’t make the mistake of watching it on a small screen!).

A sleepy town wakes up to ‘Bonjour! Bonjour!’

You can smell the freshly baked bread in this colorful town as you settle down with your coffee and pizza...You fall in love with a man who is in love with himself. You giggle like the bimbettes when Le Fou and Gaston appear, you know the words as clearly as yesterday!

‘No one’s as slick as Gaston/ No one’s quick as Gaston/No one's neck's as incredibly thick as Gaston'sWhen I was a lad I ate four dozen eggs/ Ev'ry morning to help me get large/And now that I'm grown I eat five dozen eggs/So I'm roughly the size of a barge!’

You smile and smile until he says how manly he is because ‘Every last inch of me is covered with hair!’

You don’t stop smiling until the wolves push Belle’s dad into the Beast’s castle, and after that you just gape and gawp at the stunning visuals and the beast and Mrs Potts and Chip and Cogsworth and Lumiere The Candelabra and…

Book your tickets now. Buy the yellow dress for yourself, for your daughter. Buy a candelabra for your home. Buy a rose. Forget reviews, they are all gushing out there. I am too, but you might wonder why I’m stingy with the ‘stars’. Well, I always pictured Belle to be gentler and Hermione as Belle… Ignore that. Go watch this beautiful, beautiful film. And sigh with happiness in your theatre seats.

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