Dan Callahan: “Beauty and the Beast” flounders most on the miscasting of several crucial roles

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This is a review of “Beauty and the Beast” (2017) by Dan Callahan published here: http://www.thewrap.com/beauty-and-the-beast-review-dan-stevens-emma-watson-2017/. As for me, I cannot agree more. 

“The 1991 Disney version of “Beauty and the Beast” was perhaps the best and most melodic hit the studio had during its renaissance period for animated features, and it in turn spawned a long-running stage musical. This new mainly live-action Disney version of the often-told story directed by Bill Condon feels largely perfunctory. Where it flounders most is on the miscasting of several crucial roles.  Read more of this post

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