By Sienna Manatos
“Beauty and the Beast” is a classic princess tale retold in a modern, hi-tech way with brilliant special effects that put viewers on the edge of their seats. There were new additions to this latest version that enhanced the story line which left a mark on me, probably as it also did to others.
The actors in this movie were phenomenal and told the story in ways that the animation could never tell. When you watch Josh Gad, who played LeFou, in “Beauty and the Beast,” you can’t help but think of Olaf from “Frozen” almost every time he speaks. Not necessarily a bad thing, he was very funny. Emma Watson did a great job as Belle and the Beast seems so real the special effects are that good.
The rating of this film was PG, which is a sensible rating. I do not recommend this movie for children under the age of 7 because of certain scenes throughout the movie consisting of violence. I also think that seeing this movie in the Dolby Cinema theater changed my way of viewing because the sound effects were so intense, it made the movie even better.
Overall, “Beauty and the Beast” was an amazing experience and I really recommend seeing this with friends, family or whoever is willing to sit in the same theater as you.