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Recensieoverzicht: Beauty and the Beast makes a strong impression due to appearance

Recensieoverzicht: Beauty and the Beast makes a strong impression due to appearance

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The new film version of the fairy tale beauty and the Beast is since this week in the American cinemas. The film with Emma Watson as Belle, running to the end of march in the Netherlands. The American critics have been mostly enthusiastic.

Los Angeles Times – give no stars

“The new Beauty and the Beast is a film of the type ‘look-at-all-this-stuff’. The castle of the beast, the interior resembles a maze and is filmed from various angles, is a rococo-flyer that has come to life.”

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Variety – give no stars

“If you are the new Beauty and the Beast look, if you are in a prosaic world of dark sets, much like other theatrical films that you have seen. The visual design, in particular the castle of the beast, is gothic in style. (…) I continue to be Beauty and the Beast compare with the animation and that raises the question: is that intended? Or should the film stand on their own?”

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First images of Beauty and the Beast to see in trailer

The Hollywood Reporter gives no stars

“A devilishly intricate, rococo-production with bravura, rich music and special effects. Disney’s latest version of the fairy tale beauty and the beast is more than just a feast for the eyes. It is a master class of three Michelin stars in patisserietechnieken that the theatrical release of the short energieopleving by sugar transforms into a crystal meth-like high lasting about two hours.”

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USA Today – three of the four stars

“Here is what Disney magic is: the new version of Beauty and the Beast is an improvement of the animatieklassieker. The film embraces the musical, theatrical character and brings depth to the familiar story.”

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Us Weekly – three-star (out of four)

“The film has not the same magic as the animated film from 1991 (…) This version lasts just longer than two hours and that is about twenty minutes too long for parents to keep their young daughters quiet to sit down, and the focus of the film.”

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