This is a modern version of Beauty and the Beast that takes place in New York City. Kyle Kingson (Alex Pettyfer) is a wealthy and arrogant student who offends Kendra, a goth-loving student and witch, with his words. To teach him a lesson, Kendra casts a spell that disfigures Kyle and tells him that he has one year to find love or he will forever remain disfigured.
OMG IT’S ALEX PETTYFER! Even when he became all tattooed and scarred, he still retained his abs – like WTH! Granted, his abs were also tattooed and scarred but you can still eat your dinner and do your homework on them. Neil Patrick Harris provides some comic relief as Kyle’s tutor.
But I still prefer the original animated version of Beauty and the Beast because I didn’t find the story really convincing. Watch only if you’re a true fan of Pettyfer (he’s working out at the opening scene), Vanessa Hudgens or you just want something light and fluffy.
2 and a half out of 5 stars