Beauty and the Beast ★★★

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This review may contain spoilers.

Obviously there are going to be limits considering the time when the film was made but they did a great job with what they had and it was interesting to see the original tale and how it differs from the modern one I grew up with. Both have their merits and there are even parts of this that I prefer despite it being new to me.
The story had a brilliant flow to the narrative and maintained interesting so it was easy to ignore some of the 'cringy' aspects resulting from it being a 1940's French film. Although I did laugh a bit, when the transformed beast just rose immediately to his feet.
Some aspects where left a bit open ended but overall if someone were to choose to watch a modern version, I would recommend they consider watching this original.