Beauty and the Beast ★★★½

Emma Watson is perfect as Belle, though she suffers from needing too much auto tune (as do several other actors). The modifications to the story, bringing the enchantress more into the story and further developing Lefou and the Beast, are very well done and definitely help make the story more compelling and less Stockholm-syndrome-y. I definitely suggest seeing this, though I still feel that the live-action remakes of old animated movies is not a very justified artistic endeavor. Animated movies are fine, they don't need to be validated by having live-action editions.