Wednesday, March 9, 2011

BEASTLY Movie Review & Book



Movie Synopsis from fandango.com:

Prone to mocking and humiliating "aggressively unattractive" classmates, Kyle zeroes in on Goth classmate Kendra, inviting her to the school's extravagant environmental bash. Kendra accepts, and, true to form, Kyle blows her off in a particularly savage fashion. She retaliates by casting a spell that physically transforms him into everything he despises. Enraged by his horrible and unrecognizable appearance he confronts Kendra and learns that the only solution to the curse is to find someone that will love him as he is -- a task he considers impossible.

MY MOVIE REVIEW:


I loved, loved, fell in love, again with this movie. We didn’t spend much time getting to know the old Kyle, but they showed just how much he thirsted for his father’s love and that was priceless. They let us get a peek at his ugly side. But I must say that is cute as he was, I really loved Mary Kate who played the witch – that girl played that role to the hilt. I loved her! And to the love story, he was kind of stalkerish of belle and they changed small bits of the movie from the book but it didn’t hurt the movie at all. This is definitely a movie I could keep for my sweet love story collection and re-watch it again. If you like the Beauty and the Beast story, you will truly enjoy this updated, from the Beast point of view movie. And yes, I teared up at the end when they kissed. Only issue I had was that when he turned into the 'Beast' he didn't look that bad to me. He actually looked kind of badassed. I give the movie 5 out of 5 roses.


BOOK REVIEW:


by: Alex Flinn

I really enjoyed this book and passed it on to my daughter to read. I've always been a sucker for a good fairytale and Beauty and the Beast is one of them. The hardest part of this read was getting into the mind of 'the beast' and staying there for quite a long time before his interaction with others showed his changes. Even so, I read on because I knew change was coming and was pleasantly surprised and happy with the way this ended. Both NYIA and I gave it 4 out of 5 roses.

10 comments:

Kelly Hashway said...

Very nice reviews. This has been on my TBR list. I need to bump it up.

salarsenッ said...

Awesome info, LM. I was planning on taking my daughter to see the movie. I'll definitely do it now. Thanks!

Lola7384 said...

I ordered the book and am dying to read it!! I can't wait to see the movie either...

Shreyonti said...

I really want to see it. I prefer such things over 'Twilight'.

Melissa said...

Mary Kate did an excellent job as the witch. And I loved Neil Patrick Harris as the teacher. He was amazing! The movie really was awesome.

Logan E. Turner said...

I agree about the Beast look, but then again, I never thought the Disney Beast was unattractive either. Only skin deep and all that, right? :) Thanks for the great reviews. Looking forward to this one.

Mardel said...

I've been wanting to read Beastly ever since it came out, but I never got around to it. I need to get a copy for myself. I think I'd like to see the movie also,but I'll probably wait for dvd.

I'm glad you included your book review for this. :)

Helen Ginger said...

Hadn't heard of the book or the movie. I'm glad I have now. I'll be on the lookout for it!

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

Wonderful! I'm wanting to see this movie a lot!

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