Sunday, January 22, 2012

REVIEW: Beauty and the Beast 3D

I am a huge fan of this classic Disney movie. My absolute favorite prince and princess. I can relate to Belle so well! Big dreams, head in the books....that's me. Anyways, I have a strong distaste for 3D but this is one movie I couldn't pass up. Somehow I convinced my boyfriend and three of our guy friends to tag along with me to see this film. (Alcohol after the movie probably persuaded them.) 

Along with the movie ticket purchase, I received a free Commemorative Lithograph postcard!! I got THREE because I was so excited the girl gave me two more. I will do a giveaway for two of them later on! (More on that in another post). 

Once we got inside the movie, I was so excited I could barely sit still. The songs from the movie were playing in my head, taunting me. However, once the previews started my anxiety was subdued. There are SO MANY good movies coming out this year!! The Lorax, Star Wars 3D, a Miyazaki film, etc! 

Finally, the movie started. Or, I should say, the Tangled Short that I've been so stoked to see. It was hilarious! I wish they would make a Tangled 2, even if it did end up being straight to DVD, like most Disney part 2 movies. 

After the short ended, Beauty and the Beast began. The updated graphics were so great, I noticed things that I've never noticed before on the gritty VHS that I own. I won't sit here and review the actual movie since most every knows it and/or has seen it. However, I will say that the 3D itself was not that great! There were not that many things that were "3D-ified". Meaning...mostly everything was flatscreen. So basically all they did was updated the graphics. Which is good! But I wouldn't have paid $12USD per ticket if I had known that. 

Overall, it was worth it for the excitement level, learning of new good movies coming out, and of course the Tangled short!

MOVIE: 5 of 5 stars!
3D EFFECTS: 2 of 5 stars
GRAPHICS: 4 of 5 stars
OVERALL: 3.5 of 5 stars - meaning, wait until it comes to DVD so you can save money!

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