It's an Ewan McGregor double feature this week, with Disney's live action remake of "Beauty and the Beast" and the 21 years in the making sequel, "T2 Trainspotting."
Disney has apparently decided nothing is sacred from their historic vault, and has decided to remake their animated classic film "Beauty and the Beast." They often recreate shot for shot, lyric for lyric, classic scenes from the original. Which makes the film a jarring experience for anyone who's seen both, as whether or not you want to you spend the entire time comparing the two. Even with a superstar cast of Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Emma Thompson, Ian McKellen, Josh Gad, Luke Evans, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Audra McDonald, Stanley Tucci, and Kevin Kline... the film falls flat.
In my book the original comes out the winner.
Tons more in the audio review.
Following in the sequel trend is "T2 Trainspotting" which also draws heavily from it's predecessor. Instead of remaking the original shot for shot it learns to incorporate key elements of the first. The nostalgia factor is high on this one. Our favorite Scottish junkies are 20 years older, and not much wiser, which makes for a nice trip down memory lane.
The latest interviews, reviews, and opinions on film by Dana Han-Klein. Thoughts and opinions are entirely my own and not reflective of my employer or any third parties.
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