This would've gotten 4 or 4 1/2 stars, but the third act just really, really fell flat for me.
Simply put, Disney was damned no matter what they did. If they had changed the story, they would've been ridiculed, and since they didn't change the story, they're being ridiculed. It's asinine.
Beauty and the Beast is my favorite Disney film, and Belle is my favorite princess. I went into this with low expectations, assuming I would have a lot of issues, but I thought it was amazing. Sure there were some things that were a little odd, and just…