A Beauty and the Beast thread!
I've been spoiling the soundtrack for myself for the past week or so, it was great to finally hear it all in the theater.I liked the new songs. Evermore is my absolute favorite. Days In The Sun is beautiful too, but yeah, it seemed a little out of place in the film.
Belle's and the Beast's background stories felt a little forced to me, too. I suppose it was important to strengthen their parallels like you said, but I still feel like, was all of that *really* necessary?
I agree that it was good to have the Beast into reading already, that was something that bothered me in the original. Belle is a bookworm, Beast has this giant library, but he only starts reading because of her? I liked the new version's take on things a lot more.
If for some reason you clicked on this thread without seeing the movie, go see it now! It's wonderful.