Beastly

2011

Action / Drama / Fantasy / Romance

72
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 21%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 48%
IMDb Rating 5.6 10 69922

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1hr 26 min
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Reviewed by Shea Goodson 6 / 10

Read them first!

I know everyone hates when people say "the book was so much better." But in this case, it was, to some degree. While the books portray the leads as much younger (8-9th grade), the story telling is much better. They inserted things into the movie which did not push the story line forward and were blatantly unnecessary. To make it worse, they left out key scenes, meaning giant holes in the plot. AND... they completely changed the end. All of this did not make the movie better or more dramatic or easier to film. It took away from the story in a way that was unfair to the author. If you're interested, it's actually 2 short books. I read them both in a day. The Kendra Chronicals. Beastly and Lindy's Diary. You're meant to start with Beastly, then pause and read Lindy's Diary, then resume and finish Beastly. Even if you've seen and enjoyed the movie, I promise - you won't see the real ending coming. Together, they are only about seven dollars on Amazon kindle. So worth it. Because the characters are a little younger, some of it seems quite juvenile, and rightly so. But their motivations are much more powerful and it makes for a compelling, if short, read.

Reviewed by Azealia Cleopatra 4 / 10

He is NOT ugly + this is how the movie should've ended

Seriously? The beast doesn't look ugly in the movie and he is not even beastly as the movie title would suggest.

I'm so confused after watching this movie. How can you have such a great idea for a movie - a modern take on beauty and the beast - an then screw it this much up.

I would have loved an uglier lead and a more beastly one, like a bruiting big beast. Alex is too much of a small skinny pretty boy to ever play a beast. Someone like Taylor Lautner could've been better, he is also a little bigger and more beastly (although he also kinda is a pretty boy). I actually would prefer Alex looking like the 'beast' than the 'normal good looking boy' - that must say something about the failed attempt to make him look ugly and scary.

For a plot twist could it have been nice that she didn't love him already and that he ran out of time. And then the witch (aka Mary-Kate what are you doing in this movie? and where is your sister? JK great to see you cut the cord.. JK I missed Ashley) - the witch would go to Kyle and tell him that he ran out of time but she liked his development so much that she would reward him anyways and give him the choice to let him have his looks back or give Will his sight and Zola her children - and then he would finally prove how selfless he had become and choose that his friend's lifes got better and that he would stay 'beastly'. And then Lindy would come home from Machu Picchu and her and Kyle would get together and then she would tell him that she loved him - and he wouldn't care that it was too late - and they would live happily ever after 'beast' and girl. That would have been a better ending.

What lifted this movie was that the cast was somewhat B- / C-list celebrities and you knew who they were. Not that the acting was moving. But at least you could appreciate seeing some familiar faces, perhaps they should've just chosen some different familiar faces.

I also enjoyed Neil Patrick Harris although I didn't really get why he still was in his Barney Stinson character, but then again that might be why I enjoyed him in the movie.

Also the reveal of Kyles ugliness to Lindy could have been a great scene filled with excitement and deep emotions - however it was pretty quick and flat.

All in all this movie was just not well done.. I could have lived without seeing it.

I give it 4 stars only because I know there are worse movies out there and because I love beauty and the beast even in a massacred version.. apparently.

Reviewed by Python Hyena 4 / 10

The Olsen and the Beast.

Beastly (2011): Dir: Daniel Barnz / Cast: Alex Pettyfer, Vanessa Hudgens, Mary-Kate Olsen, Neil Patrick Harris, Lisa Gay Hamilton: Visually well made modern version of Beauty and the Beast that regards attitude and oversight. It stars Alex Pettyfer as a handsome popular student running for student President but his campaign is all about praise towards outward beauty while trash talking those whom he sees as ugly. A witch for whom he mocked repeatedly puts a curse on him and he is transformed into a hideous being. He is informed that he has one year to find true love or he will remain this way. Director Daniel Barnz is backed by fine locations, sets and makeup on the hero. Unfortunately the screenplay is too corny and leaves one to desire the effective Disney animation. Of the cast only Pettyfer seems to excel. His vanity and popularity is well established and his stress in his attempts at love are obvious but we all know the outcome and Vanessa Hudgens doesn't help matters. She plays this free spirited student who is sheltered away in the mansion when she and her father are mugged. She is never believable even when she truly loves him. Mary-Kate Olsen steps out of her Full House image to play the witch but the role is a joke. Finally there is Neil Patrick Harris as a blind teacher hired by Pettyfer's father but this role is standard and somewhat dull. Lisa Gay Hamilton has the cardboard role of the maid. Perhaps she should get started and dust off her resume. The idea of creating a modern day version of Beauty and the Beast is fine. The idea of releasing it as a bad circus act is not fine. Score: 4 ½ / 10

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