Emma Watson is a good actress, but the wrong one for this role. We needed a Belle who was an experienced singer with range. The new song beast sings is boring and while he has a good voice this number adds nothing to the story, only pads run time. The subplot about Belle’s mother was “nice”, but has no purpose in the full story and ends up just padding the run time. “Be Our Guest” was…neat…but a little off putting at times with the visuals. I genuinely think Angela Lansberry could have been recast as Mrs. Potts again, make chip the grandson, and the role would have been great. However, my biggest gripe is the animation for her and chip is just creepy, they lacked expression because their bodies were completely still whereas Lumiere’s was flexible and could even stretch a little. This could be better and we can free download this movie.
Honestly, just go and watch the original on online. The 2017 is visually stunning and offers a new play on the characters. It’s is however, unspeakably boring and tries (and fails) to “progress” belles character, through making her more “feminist” or giving her an uninspiring, unrequited back story. The main characters have absolutely no chemistry and Emma Watson does a terrific job of showcasing her poor acting and singing skills. Just another cash grab by disney, unfortunately.
A delightful pastiche of everything from Jacque Demy real life musical to David Cronenberg body horror, Bang Bang Baby shouldn't work, but miraculously does. It's a charming, whitty musical romp in glorious Technicolor (or at least as close as you can get now a days) with a few bizarre mutations thrown in. St. Jules embraces the strangeness and surrealism of it all as we are treated to people with bottles growing out of their stomachs, talking mutant babies and even a duet between the villian and the mouth growing out of his neck. It's so off the wall, that in the end it manages to loop back on itself to give everything a rational explanation. You might not think Bang Bang Baby is any good, but with so many layers it can't help but be intriguing.
User 2 Review:
A unique piece of cinema. Entirely in Japanese with no subtitles but with an American narrator explaining what is going on. The story of these Robinson Crusoes is first and foremost an ode to films shot inside studios. The jungle, the village, the island, everything is recreated in an apparently small studio and the effect is glorious. The feeling is somewhat similar to the one you get watching Moonfleet.The observation of a group of men lost on an island is also wonderful. Nature comes back. The alpha males fight for the one woman. Overall the film is beautiful, interesting and above all extremely original. A must see.
User 3 Review:
In the end, this film has delivered what I feel many fans have been asking for since the release of Prometheus. I personally understand that when cinema crowds see returns of the Xenomorph's on the big screens, many fans melt into their seats and supply high ratings for the film. For me personally, what may be classed as minor details to others were some of most important ones to me. The overloaded use of gore and many flat characters for me made this film challenging and holds me back from rating it as "up there" in the best in the franchise. When the film's predictable ending occurred and the credit's rolled down my screen I said out loud, "This film feels like it kinda missed the boat"- Finesse Movie Reviews