A “Beauty and the Beast” for the Modern Age

The Beast of 'Beauty and the Beast'
The Beast of ‘Beauty and the Beast’

Beauty and the Beast may be timeless, but Disney’s latest revamp of the “tale as old as time” is steeped in special effects and themes of the 21st century.

This reimagined live-action Beauty and the Beast, under the eager direction of Bill Condon, features a cast of enchantingly detailed CGI furniture, an impressive new soundtrack, and Disney’s first (debatably) openly gay character, all while taking place in 18th century France. The film retains the roots of the story we all love and know while stamping it with a modern style of its own.

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