Friday, February 10, 2012

Friday Favorites: Beauty and the Beast

I took my kids to see the 3-D version of Beauty and the Beast a couple of weeks ago, and they loved it. The highlight of the movie was the talking furniture - they giggled their way through all the scenes of Cogsworth and Lumiere bickering.

BUT, I don't know how much the "3-D" aspect added - and in fact, for my four-year-old, it detracted. The Beast was SCARY in 3-D! I think an old-fashioned plain re-release would have been a better choice for this movie, since the 3-D didn't really enhance the story. It's great on a big screen, and I'm glad my kids got the chance to experience it in a movie theater, but I think the 3-D was an unnecessary alteration.

How about you guys? Did you see it? Did you like it? Was the 3-D-ing of a Disney classic a plus, or a minus? What do you think?


  1. I HATE 3D and I work in the industry (shhh). However, something cool happened a few months ago. We took all three kids to see the Lion King re-release, and the projector broke, so they let us see the 3D version for free, and gave us 10 free passes! Woot.

  2. I've yet to go to a 3D movie where I thought this effect made the movie better. Often it's a distraction.