Visually impressive, considering the budget. I tend to be forgiving of cheap passion projects like this -- but not having money is no excuse for the flaws in this screenplay. I mean, that whole superpower thing should have just been thrown out.
In spite of what Disney told us, no, this does not contain an 'openly gay character'. LeFou remains closeted, and his homosexuality is only (very heavily) implied through jokey jokes. The payoff, referred to as a 'nice, exclusively gay moment' by director Bill Condon, is the lamest of these jokes and there's nothing exclusively gay about it. It comes after (and in contrast with) a whole bunch of romantic heterosexual smooching, and presents the mere idea of homosexuality as hilarious.…