In a turn not so “tale as old as time”, Disney’s new live action adaption of Beauty and the Beast is in no way a pale imitation of its predecessor. In fact, it might even be better.
Just like any other child of the 90s, I grew up on a solid diet of Disney VHS classics and, just like any other little girl who walked around “with her nose stuck in a book”, no other movie shone quite so brightly as Beauty and the Beast.
Which is probably why audiences across the globe were a little, let’s say apprehensive, about this new live action outing. After all, no one wants their childhood memories steamrollered by a CGI monster truck.
In the words of the original animation’s Cogsworth “if it’s not Baroque, don’t fix it”, it was hard to see how the original magic could possibly be recreated on a live sound stage.