Movie Review: Disney’s Beauty and The Beast (2017) #BeOurGuest Friday 17 March, 2017

Today Disney’s Beauty and The Beast is in theaters and I am so excited to share my thoughts and reviews on the film. The 1991 version is the one I grew up on and is still on of my favorite animated films. I was so happy to learn the animated Beauty and the Beauty was getting a modern live-action production. I took my eight year old niece Jordan, and I don’t think she seen the original but she was just as excited to see this like me. I am such as big kid…I know I was more excited than her!


Jordan (my eight year old niece) wearing a nostalgia novelty Beauty and the Beast tee!

Jordan came to the movies very festive! I was only a few years younger than her when the original came out (dont try to add up how old I am, old man). The production of this film was beautifully made with the live-action personified version, beautiful costumes, makeup, and the musicals were authentic to the cartoon.

Beauty and the Beast Trailer

Celebrating one of the most beloved tales ever told, Beauty and the Beast is the fantastic journey of Belle (Emma Watson) , a bright, beautiful and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by Beast (Dan Stevensin 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 of the true Prince within.


In addition to Watson and Stevens, Disney has assembled an all-star cast , including Luke Evans ( Gaston ) Josh Gad ( LeFou ) Ewan McGregor ( Lumière ), Emma Thompson ( Mrs. Potts ) Ian McKellen ( Cogsworth ) Kevin Kline ( Maurice ) Stanley Tucci ( Maestro Cadenza ), Gugu Mbatha-Raw ( Plumette and Audra McDonald ( Madame de Garderobe ) and more! giphy2 giphy1

This time around, we get to see new faces of diversity, which include Audra McDonald (Madame de Garderobe) and Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Plumette). From Princess And The FrogAladdin, Mulan, Elena Avalor, Queen Of Katwe, Moana to now Beauty and the BeastWalt Disney Pictures has truly embraced diversity and becoming more inclusive than ever.

Speaking of celebrating inclusivity, at the screening the guest was presented with a Belle we’ve never seen before. She was beautiful and definitely still gave a princess flair in her African inspired gown and hair wrap.


Belle means beauty. Belle showed us a new princess look in the Atlanta screening!



The Afro-centric Essence of Belle




My niece & I love a good photo opportunity!

Jordan had a blast at the Beauty and the Beast screening and clearly I did too. I am such a big kid and I am just so happy to enjoy this live-action remake with her. My noslagia was fulfilled and the new one did my childhood animated version justice!


 Are you a fan of Beauty and the Beast

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  • Catherine Sargent says:

    This looks like it is going to be a great movie. I am going to go and see it with my sister and niece.

  • Ahh! I am so excited for this to hit theaters! I’m not A Beauty and the Beast fan, I’m THE Beauty and the Beast fan.

  • Vera Sweeney says:

    We were able to get an advanced viewing of this, and it is absolutely amazing. It made me an even bigger fan than I was before!

  • I am absolutely beside myself to see this! I loved the animate version, and Emma Watson makes the perfect Belle. It’s going to be great!

  • Karen says:

    Wow – this live-action remake looks incredible! Your daughter looks like she had a blast! What a special opportunity. A fave Disney movie of mine as well!

  • Kita Bryant says:

    IT sounds like you truly had a lot of fun. It looks like it was a blast to attend!

  • We are going to see this movie on Wednesday with some friends of my daughters. We are all so excited!!

  • Pam says:

    Looks like you had a great time. I a, really excited to see the redo of such a classic Disney movie.

  • Theresa says:

    I am so excited to take my girls to the live action Beauty & the Beast movie. We’ve been looking forward to seeing it for a long time. Love Jordan’s shirt ♥

  • I am a huge fan. Beauty is my daughter’s equivalent to Elsa! It was her first Disney princess. We had the clothes, the doll, the backpack!

  • I am in love with the African inspired belle dress and head wrap! So beautiful.

    To be honest I am not looking forward to this movie. It’s another clinch among a dozen others. Disney really needs to broaden.

  • robin masshole mommy says:

    I am so excited to see this movie. I am going to wait until the crowds die down a little, though, LOL 🙂

  • I made a date with my daughter to watch this movie together. It will bring back so many memories, including that time when i took ker to watch the animated film when she was still a little girl.

  • Journa Ramirez says:

    The kids are looking forward to watching this movie! I hope there is something “new” about it since everybody already knows about this classic fairy tale..but still excited for this 🙂

  • Brandy says:

    I know that my daughter and I want to go see this soon, it’s a beautiful movie and one in which we still sing songs from at the dinner table. Glad you shared your thoughts about Beauty and the Beast!

  • Anna nuttall says:

    Beautiful photos. I’m in two mind to see this film. I might wait for it to come on demand. xx

  • Heather says:

    Loved your review! I had never heard of Gugu before but she was absolutely stunning as Plumette! I was so afraid when I heard they were making a live-action version of Beauty and the Beast as it has always been my favorite Disney film. I hoped it would live up to the original and I must say it exceeded my expectations! It was beautiful!

  • Jessi says:

    I am so excited to see this remake. I loved the cartoon as a kid and now that they are remaking it I feel like that excited little kid at heart!

  • katrina gehman says:

    we will probably be seeing this tomorrow afternoon. perfect sunday movie! we love disney and beauty and the beast.

  • I can’t wait to see this movie. I think is one of the most anticipating movie this year.

  • Jeanine says:

    Sounds like so much fun! My girls are really looking forward to it, and can’t wait to go to see it too! I’ve heard so much about it!

  • Melissa says:

    This new version of “Beauty and the Beast” seems like it will not only appeal to kids but adults too. The cast is so outstanding.

  • Lydia says:

    You look so gorgeous!! I can’t wait to see this movie, my sister went and said it was amazing!

  • I loved the animated movie. I am betting that the live action one is going to be really good too. I cannot wait to see it.

  • I can’t wait to see this movie. I loved the original and I’m sure that I will fall in love with this version as well.

  • Tereza says:

    Loving all the gifs in your post! <3 Looks brilliant and I genuinely cannot wait to watch it, bring on the cinema might! x

  • Angela says:

    Great post! I love all the pictures here. I can not wait to take my kids to see Beauty & the Beast, it looks/sounds amazing!!!

  • Ann Bacciaglia says:

    These are fantastic movie posters. I am so excited to go see this on the weekend with my Daughter.

  • Allison says:

    I so cannot wait to see this! I am so jealous of everyone who has seen it already, I Plan to go soon!

  • Nikki says:

    So cool!! What a great experience. Glad you had such an amazing time, I am going to see it this week!!

  • This is a must see and I can’t wait to go! It’s one of my favorite stories!

  • Kimberly says:

    I’ve heard nothing but great things about this movie! I can’t wait to go see it soon. I wish my little people were old enough to care but at least I’ll be able to share with them when they are older.

  • Karina says:

    I cannot wait to see the new Beauty and the Beast! Its one of my favorites from childhood as well. I feel such a special connection to this one though because I made a 1st birthday Belle Dress for a baby girl whose mom ordered it from me (my 1st custom order!)… and I loved how it came out! It’s like a baby belle gown… so I cannot wait to see how my version compared to the actual Belle dress in the movie. Your review makes me want to get tickets tonight to see it… so looking forward to it!

  • Kemkem says:

    What a fun time you must have had! It looks like it will be a good movie :-).

  • Ty says:

    I am not a Disney fan but it looks like you guys had a great time!

  • I am with you, I think I would have enjoyed this screening myself as well. I have heard a lot of great reviews about this version of the Disney classic so I will have to make time to see it soon.

  • Tonia says:

    I absolutely loved the movie and have been twice already. I’ll probably see it at least once more before it goes to DVD!

  • Stacie says:

    Aw, looks like you two had some fun! I had a chance to see a screening with my gbabies but we missed it.

  • Becc says:

    I am definitely a fan of beauty and the beast. I saw it opening day. It looks like you had a great time.

  • Michelle says:

    Great post and lovely pics, Kiwi!Looks like yo and Jordan had a great time. Can you believe that I have never seen the movie?

  • Ashleigh says:

    I have yet to see the original cartoon or the new movie out but it looks like you all had a blast!

  • Tione says:

    This put a smile on my face. There is a meaning beyond this movie that helps us to look beyond the big picture and see what is really there. I still need to watch this episode and see what it is all about. Belle is really beautiful.

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