Director: Bill Condon
Mandeville Films/Walt Disney Pictures
Reviewed by Oscar Sweetman (age 6)
Hi, it’s Oscar again with my Beauty & The Beast review. This is my favourite movie because it’s got my favourite actor in it – Emma Watson. She plays Belle, a young
girl woman who gets taken prisoner by The Beast – he catches her father and she comes after him and agrees to be the prisoner to let her dad go free.
I like the song Be Our Guest which is sung by the candlestick – his name is Lumiere and he is played by Ewan McGregor.
I loved the original cartoon movie but I was a bit scared about this new version – because of The Beast when he shouts. But when I watched it I didn’t get scared. And I really liked it.
Gaston wants to marry Belle because he wants to be rich. He is not a nice person and he is played by Luke Evans. He sings a song about himself – about how great he is and how no one can do things like Gaston. He is not nice and his helper is LeFou, played by a guy called Josh Gad.
The Beast is played by Dan Stevens – I know all the actors and names because I look them up on IMDB.
Ian McKellen is the voice of the clock – Cogsworth. He is funny.
The Beast was once a prince and he was turned into a Beast by a lady who had a rose and he needs to find someone to love or he will stay a Beast forever.
I like the song ‘Forever More’.
I was too scared to watch it at the movie theatre so then, after I saw it on DVD and liked it, one day it was back at the movies in Reading Cinema and I saw it on the Big Screen with my friend Eddie. And then we picked his mum up, we went home and me and Eddie made a movie called ‘Eddie & Oscar’. We are going to make a sequel one day soon when we have another playdate because I have my own computer. I am also remaking Beauty & The Beast and the Harry Potter movies with lots of my friends and some of my family. It’s going to be fun.
I have been busking a couple of times in the school holidays and I have sung some songs from Beauty & The Beast. I like singing ‘Belle’ and ‘Belle Reprise’.
The lyrics to Belle Reprise go:
Can’t you just see it?
His little wife, ugh
No, sir! Not me!
I guarantee it
I want much more than this provincial life!
I want adventure in the great wide somewhere
I want it more than I can tell
And for once it might be grand
To have someone understand
I want so much more than they’ve got planned…”