Belle Review: An Anime Beauty With Bullying Beasts

Animation is often at its best when delivering what can only be possible within its medium, creating worlds and images which are otherwise unthinkable in live-action films or literature. From the dancing brooms of Fantasia to the eyeballed lumps of adorable coal in Spirited Away, animation has the ability to express a creative vision with more imagination than almost anything else. Paradoxically, this is what makes Mamoru Hosoda’s new film Belle be simultaneously wonderful and, in some minor ways, a missed opportunity.

The vibrant and energetic anime transforms Beauty and the Beast into a virtual reality fable about bullying, trauma, and the internet.Read MoreMovieWeb – Feed

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