Throwback Thursday Reviews — Beauty and the Beast (1991)
Throwback Thursday…a day where you can reminisce about all of the nostalgic memories from…well…a few months ago. Instead, I’ll be throwing it way back for some older movie reviews.
Each week I’ll try to dish an article out. If there is something new coming out that week, I’ll try to review something within a common theme (i.e. Next week will be Alien because of the new movie — Life). And since the new Beauty and the Beast comes out this Friday — I’ve decided to review the animated classic.
It’s been nearly 26 years since this movie came out (one year before I was born). So when Mrs. Potts sang, “Tale as old as time,” it truly felt like it had been forever.
The first thing I noticed from this film is how well it’s aged. The animation was refreshing since we’ve gotten so used to seeing 3D animation on the big screen. Beauty and the Beast is also a lot more musical than I seem to have remembered. Most of the characters have some pipes to sing with too. Even Murder She Wrote alum — Angela Lansbury (She probably has a bigger catalog than that, but for whatever reason — my dad loved that show).
It will be interesting to see how and if Disney can top the voices from the animated movie. They also did a great job animating the beasts movements. When Beast is first annoyed with Belle’s denial — the animators capture his face and mood perfectly. It’s a very colorful film as well. Although — I found it odd how they go through three different seasons (Fall, Winter, Spring) within a few days. Maybe it had something to do with it being an enchanted castle, or maybe it was more than just a few days…I don’t know.
Beauty and the Beast still holds up to this day. When you think of Disney classics — it’s definitely a film that is high up in the ranks. I’m really hoping that this live action version holds true to what the animated movie created. I guess we’ll find out soon enough. I’d give Beauty and the Beast an 8.2/10
Join me next week for my review of Ridley Scott’s, Alien.
P.S. Here’s a picture of my dads signed Murder She Wrote photo of Angela Lansbury: