This "tale as old as time" follows the adventures of Belle, a bright young woman who finds herself imprisoned in the castle of a mysterious beast. With the assistance of the castle's enchanted staff, a delightful and tender romance develops between these two unlikely friends and Belle soon learns the most important lesson of ...more
This "tale as old as time" follows the adventures of Belle, a bright young woman who finds herself imprisoned in the castle of a mysterious beast. With the assistance of the castle's enchanted staff, a delightful and tender romance develops between these two unlikely friends and Belle soon learns the most important lesson of all that true beauty comes from within. less
“A beautiful movie, but skip it on 3D! Watch the original at home!”
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Animated films don't exactly create a flutter in this part of the world - we prefer our heroes in flesh and blood. However, every once in a while, some films do come up which command a little bit of our attention. This 3D reprise of a Disney classic is one such.
With a beautiful story to tell, this film does add to the charm, by way of very well developed, lovable characters apart from the main protagonists. Be it the flamboyant candle-stand Lumiere, faithful clock Cogsworth, or the absolutely delightful teacup Chip, they actually breathe in life into the story. I was certainly looking forward to seeing more of them, as the story is already well known.
Belle is a village belle (no effort expended in creating fancy names :D) who prefers books and stories to dashing men. When her father loses her way in the woods, and is captured by a horrendous beast, Belle offers her own captivity in return for her father's freedom. However, can life ever be cruel to such a beautiful creature ?
Belle soon discovers that she lives in an enchanted castle, where everybody loves to chatter, be it cupboards and tea kettles, or brooms and candle-stands. The only grumpy person seems to be the beast, who is not as terrible as he had seemed to be, and has a golden heart hidden deep inside...
The film boasts of stupendous animation, with the latest 3D version leaving no stone unturned to make this feature larger than life. The story is still the king, however - the dialogue is a combination of both prose and poetry, and the main track is supplemented by numerous small diversions in between, where characters start bursting into a song and dance at will (incidentally, the movie is only one of two animated Disney creations which were nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture).
However, the beast turning into a dapper looking prince in the end got me thinking - whether people who are not blessed with good looks can ever be accepted for what they are in the world... or do we need to actually need to set things right every time !!
Don't bother, however. This movie is not meant to make you think. It's created, instead to make you smile - and enchant your younger ones ! :-)