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Thread: Beauty and the Beast stomps BVS opening weekend record

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    Beauty and the Beast stomps BVS opening weekend record

    My wife wanted to see this Friday so I went fully expecting to find a new way to get some winks while pretending to watch a movie. So many shows were sold out later in the evening so we caught a 6:30 viewing (which ended up being packed out as well). This turned out to be a film of two halves for me. The first half was okay but very much color-by-the-numbers with the '91 classic. Emma Watson gave her standard performance of facial expressions without pulling from anything that made me feel like she was into the character. So about the time I was ready to give up on this movie, Emma and the beast began to find a chemistry that gave the film new life and the story went up about ten notches and I was hooked in the rest of the way. I ended up liking the film and as it turns out allot of people checked it out this weekend. Enough to blow the doors off the March opening record held by BVS. That right there makes it a classic for me. Domestically its pulling in $174 million while worldwide the tally is $350 million. Impressive.

    http://deadline.com/2017/03/beauty-a...ut-1202045224/

    http://deadline.com/2017/03/beauty-a...ce-1202046567/
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    my wife took our daughters to a matinee today. I passed. i'll check it out when it hits TV

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    Saw it with Cindy and Dani and enjoyed it quite a bit. They loved it. Great production with a strong cast and nice effects work, and it fleshed out the original animated film while not contradicting it either. Nice balancing act.

    Cindy and Dani saw it again yesterday...TWICE! A Girl Scout troop outing and then out with my sister. They all love it!

    I'm glad this is kicking BvS' butt...and for me to say that tells you how wrong-headed that film is!

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    Saw a matinee this afternoon. Some miscommunication with our friends about where to meet up meant that we were among the last to enter the theatre, and you guessed it, we got the worst seats. Front row.
    Still really enjoyed it. Very true to the original cartoon movie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Earth 2 Chris View Post
    I'm glad this is kicking BvS' butt...and for me to say that tells you how wrong-headed that film is
    I guess i'm out of the loop: What is "BVS"?
    Last edited by apes3978; Mar 20, '17 at 2:49 PM.

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    Batman vs Superman I assume.

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    I'll watch it on Redbox...

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    I really enjoyed the movie, it didn't stray too far from the animated storyline but gave some more depth to the characters.
    I still think they shouldve gotten Angela Lansbury to reprise her role (she's still alive, right?) but otherwise really liked the cast.
    Biggest plot twist is that Dan Stevens (from Legion) played the Beast! He did fine but it was awkward to see him in Colonial era clothing.

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    I think it would have been lovely to have some narration by Lansbury.
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    We had decided to let a week or two pass so the crowds would die down, but now I've read and listened to a few not-so-great reviews, so, I don't know. Is there a cartoon short before it?

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