Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Final trailer debuts for 'Beauty and the Beast'; tickets on sale now

Disney making a live-action version of Beauty and the Beast almost seems unfair. Hasn't the studio already made enough money for several thousand lifetimes? Nonetheless, we're getting a modern update of the classic animated film, and it's going to make the GDP of a small nation when it hits theaters on March 17. Seriously, this thing is going to be a monstrous hit. Maleficent, Cinderella, The Jungle Book- those were just warm-ups. Beauty and the Beast is the main attraction, and Disney is preparing for its release with an all-out media blitz that will send it to the box office stratosphere. BoxOffice Pro is currently projecting a $144 million opening weekend and a $470 million domestic total, but don't fret Disney, there's a good chance that it'll go much, much higher than that. Most seem to think that $1.5 billion worldwide is the cap for this film, which would make it one of the top ten highest grossing films of all time. With this in mind, a final trailer for Bill Condon's surefire blockbuster feels like a waste of time. But it's here and it's beautiful, so check it out anyways!

I've pretty much said all I need to say about this one. The original animated film is quite possibly the greatest Disney film of all time, and this modern update looks perfect in just about every way. They've seemingly polished the visual effects quite a bit since the release of the first trailer, as this final spot delivers some staggering imagery. It looks like both a vivid recreation of the animated masterwork and a wholly original piece, which is a combination that works excellently in my opinion. The cast, led by Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Josh Gad, Ewan McGregor, Ian McKellen, Emma Thompson, Kevin Kline, and many more, is sensational, and there's every reason to believe that this movie will be great. Disney has my money- and I think pretty much everyone in the world feels the same. This trailer exists more as an announcement that tickets are on sale, which seems to be the norm for many hotly-anticipated titles (The Force Awakens had a similar launch). It won't be long before everyone gets a chance to check out one of the biggest films of 2017, as Beauty and the Beast hits theaters on March 17.

Image Credit: IMDB

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