Film Preview: Beauty and the Beast (2016)

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(September 18, 2016) Original

Release Date:

September 23, 2016


From IMDb: “An unexpected romance blooms after the the youngest daughter of a merchant who has fallen on hard times offers herself to the mysterious beast to which her father has become indebted.”

Poster Rating: B / C / C+ / B- / C

Review: (#1) Modestly stylish, but perhaps a bit too dark. The French public might find some interest in this design or at least in the stars’ names. (#2) A bountiful visual at play here that’s overwhelmed by the number of flowers creating a cluttered appearance. (#3) The drawn backdrop is too unnatural to go with a design featuring a man-beast and his lover. The rest of the design is solid and not overly cluttered. (#4) Although it’s certainly overfilled with design elements, it’s a visually striking design with compelling uses of light, natural and artificial. (#5) The third poster adds out-of-place animated animals that serve little but to distract utterly from the proceedings.

Trailer Rating: C+

Review: The film has some sumptuous visuals, but the chaotic trailer overextends the film into a realm beyond a simple love story. That might intrigue those not particularly interested in such things, but at what cost?

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