Disney’s Beauty and the Beast has for many years remained a favourite among women the world over. The film tells the chilling tale of Belle, a bright, beautiful and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by a Beast in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the Beast, looking past his hideous exterior to find the kind and charming young Prince within.
Psychologically it’s reflects a young women’s desire to ‘fix‘ a damaged soul, but despite it’s overtly dark and serious subject matter, the overarching theme is no different from your typical fairytale romance – where the happy couple live happily-ever-after, after some or other struggle for love.
This winter the story and characters people have come to know and love will be brought to life in a spectacular live-action adaptation of film. Starring Emma Watson as Belle, the film is one of the most anticipated releases of 2017 and there’s no doubt it will live up to all its expectations.
Beauty and the Beast will be released in South African theatres on 13 April 2017.