This week my son and I had the chance to see Disney's latest Beauty and The Beast movie (and we had lunch to celebrate his B-day, which was last week).
Here is an old photo of my son - he is lower right with the cute little REI suit on...
|Prior Boys: December 1999 (CO)|
Back to Beauty and the Beast...
The 2017 movie was incredible - the high tech graphics - the music - and the vibrant colors really moved the viewer.
It felt like a very expensive endeavor.
It reminded me that we are in a day and age of very high tech equipment.
After the movie, we were talking about fiction and my son's big point lately is 'showing not telling' - we also talked about basic stuff with character development.
As great as the movie is - there were small character details that irritated.
For example, parts of the way they depicted Belle were off - especially the fact that they gave us this French girl with an obvious ENGLISH accent. A French girl from a poor provincial town.... does not have the same British accent that Mrs. Potts should have. It was a big distraction for me.
Also, my son noted how the writers completely missed the quirkiness of Belle's father. I agreed.
I will write a formal review soon, but the movie still gets an A.
Today, I opened my email and Delancey Place featured the topic of fiction and character development (here).
I love when things line up in my life like this - and so grabbing a fresh cup of java, I read the DP entry with a smile of contentment and wanted to share a snippet: