The good stuff
Overall reception of Beauty and the Beast has been mixed. I went in expecting nothing and came out amazed at the beauty and wonder that hides underneath its fairytale covers.
A pretty decent adaptation from Gans. It's often reminiscent of Woo's heroic bloodshed films, with stylish gunfights, slick slo-mos and high body counts. It's a shame the acting is a bit shady and story is a little sluggish in places, because the cinematography is fine and the film has several memorable moments. Not bad.