and now "The Beast" review...
Audra and I enjoyed a matinee in Bellefontaine, Ohio because it is cheaper, an easier drive at rush hour and less crowded (there were only 6 of us at this 3:45 p.m. showing) then the theater we normally go to in Dublin. However, the Dublin one has reclining chairs...which I dearly missed. This non-animated version follows the story, but adds a few things (mostly time) along the way.
I haven't been to the movies in awhile. When did they start adding commercial advertising to the previews??? Really annoying to say the least! I was about asleep before the movie even started. As for the movie, you can tell Disney spent big bucks on it. The scenery, production numbers and costumes are over the top. Josh Gad as LeFou is one of the bright spots. Emma Watson as Belle is lovely, but it looks like she isn't really singing---all of the musical numbers seem a hair out of sync with the tiniest of delays---but maybe I was imagining it.
All in all I'd say it was good, but not great. If you have young folks to entertain, they will likely enjoy it.
That's it for now. Have a great weekend!