Yeah just came back from seeing the new live action Beauty and the Beast film and I thought give my review on it.
Well this is not the first time Disney made a live action version of one of they're animated films before like The Jungle Book, Cinderella, Alice in Wonderland, etc but this is a first time they did one on a more recent film sure the original animated Beauty and the Beast film came out back in 1991 but it still feel recent to me I still remember seeing the animated movie for the first time at our drive-in theater and loving it and growing up watching it on video and all. So I didn't know how I'll feel about when it was first announce that they're making live action Beauty and the Beast film, but I'm happy to say that I did enjoy this live action version for what it was.
for the most part they did good job staying true to the original animated film as well adding and changing some things so it not just a scene by scene repeat, all the original songs are there including some new ones and they add some backstory to both Belle and the Beast and some good explanation on some of the plot holes that the original had like why the townspeople seem to have forgotten that they even had a prince turn beast living near by.
The cast is pretty good especially Emma Watson as Belle it probably the most perfect casting choice for this movie she play her very well she fit this character quite well and she could sing. the rest of the cast did well as well.
The only real nitpick I have to say is the look of the Beast in this version don't get me wrong I think they did a great job with the CGI and the performance of the actor Dan Stevens did a wonderful job portraying that character but if I have to pick between this CGI/live action version to the original animated version I'll probably go with the animated version for best beast cause that Beast had much more bigger more intimidating presence then this CGI one it was there but it wasn't very strong.
Over all if you love the original animated film you probably end up liking this one probably not more the original but it pretty close.