Deaf critic movie review of Beauty and the Beast
A hearing perspective:
Beauty and the Beast is an American musical romantic fantasy film.
The film is a live-action remake of Disney’s 1991 cartoon film of the same name.
The film features Emma Watson as Belle and Dan Stevens as The Prince or Beast in important roles.
The film starts at the young Prince’s castle when an elderly beggar woman transforms him into a beast and his servants into different household objects.
A young beautiful woman Belle has a keen interest in reading books and is bored of her village life.
In a turn of events, the Beast arrests Belle’s father in the castle.
Belle rescues her father and in return offers herself in her father’s place in the castle.
Belle dislikes the Beast’s arrogant and rude behaviour but enjoys interacting with the talking teapot and cup, wardrobe, feather duster, keyboard, candle tree and mantel clock.
The way Belle gets to understand the kind heart and soul of the true prince that hides inside the Beast forms the remaining part of the lovely story.
The film is a visual delight to the viewers. The musical representation of most twists is captured beautifully. The film is a must watch for its message ‘true beauty is the beauty from within’.