Okay so I missed the part of the movie between when Belle is introduced and Maurice goes into the words because my boyfriend was in the line for snacks and required my assistance BUT my overall opinion on the live action remake of Beauty and the Beast was that it was absolute PERFECTION.
Every single little detail was amazing, all the special effects were fantastic. They thought of literally everything! They stuck pretty close to the original story line with a few little twists. They added in more elaborate back stories for both Belle and The Beast which was amazing. I thought how they formatted the introduction to the story was really cool, having the narrator tell the story and the characters not actually speaking their lines. Every single character was absolutely amazing; every personality, every actor PHENOMENAL. Obviously Belle has always been the most strong headed and independent “Disney Princess” and Emma Watson was an amazing choice for casting because she brought this perfect feminism to the character. Every musical number was chilling, actual goosebumps. It had quite a bit of pretty modern language but it didn’t bother me at all, I absolutely loved the humor as well. I felt like I was on the verge of tears the entire time because it was just. so. perfect.
The only thing, Belle had her horse the whole time so I spent a little time wondering how Maurice stumbled back to the village without the wolves attacking. At least in the animation the Beast had the decency to send him back with the enchanted carriage!