Garrett Gilchrist wrote:Man, the new Facebook format caught me off guard.
It's been 7 months, and I still have trouble with posting and with how everything's set up. Also, with "Boosting," Facebook proves once again that it was made by the devil.
Because of the release of Beauty and the Beast
, as well as a few other things that have come into my peripheral, I’m reminded that most reviewers and film fans treat their opinions of a film as gospel, leaving no room for discussion or counter arguments. Anyone who likes a film they don’t like is an idiot. The same for anyone not liking a film they do like. They don’t leave room for the person at the other end to form an opinion of their own.
I want to do the opposite. I want to present a film with all of its faults, and all of its strengths, whether I like it or not. I want to try to understand why someone would like it, no matter how awful – I’m looking at you Phantom of the Opera
– and why someone wouldn’t like it, no matter how amazing – I’m looking at you, Les Misérables
. I want to present my point of view, but still leave the discussion open. I want to be that positive, understanding voice in a world where more positive, understanding voices are desperately needed.
With that said, I don't know if I succeeded in that effort, but here's my Quick Thoughts review of Beauty and the Beast.
I hope you enjoy.