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  • Beauty and the Beast

    Beauty and the Beast

    ★★★★★

    I was stupidly excited about this since it was announced and even though this gave me plenty of time to overhype it in my mind, I didn’t walk out disappointed.

    It is largely a one for one retelling of the original (some scenes are shot for shot, the songs are the same) which for many people may be a negative but they did it in a way that took advantage of the live action format and new technologies. They patched…

  • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

    Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

    ★★★

    I really wanted to love this, having grown up with the Harry Potter books and movies, I was so excited to see more from the world from a different perspective. Unfortunately it felt too much about the CG - which was amazing - but I wanted to know more about the characters which were set up well but didn't go into any ready depth, as did the story which felt similarly shallow and simple. Not a terrible film but nothing amazing for me.

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  • Zootopia

    Zootopia

    ★★★★★

    I already know this is a movie I'll be rewatching a few times, not just because it's a great watch, but because of the many great Easter eggs, many of which I'm sure I missed. Lots of jokes for the grown ups to enjoy.

    Great story, beautiful animation, a real Disney feel to the whole thing. Lots of laughs and lots of feels. The setting is a little absurd but bring your suspension of disbelief and don't ask too many questions about how all these animals can live in harmony in a seemingly evolved state in a world devoid of humans.

  • Cinderella

    Cinderella

    ★★★★★

    Okay, I confess, I'm a little Disney obsessed. I loved it the first time, loved it just as much the second time and can imagine happily watching it again many times in both the near and distant future.

    I rewatched the original Disney animated version before watching the new movie for comparison sake. This movie blends the fantastical with the live action in a powerful way - the mice don't speak, sing or dance but they are still full of…