You would be surprised by how many of my male friends asked me in recent months, "Hey, is it weird if I want to go see Beauty and the Beast?" And every time I'd reply with, "No, because I want to see it, too." Granted, it wasn't the most anticipated movie release of 2017 for me. Hell, I wouldn't have even made a conscious effort to go see it unless I had a reason to. Well, I ended up going to see it the day of its release with my family (more specifically for my younger sister) and actually thoroughly enjoyed it.
Don't get me wrong, though, don't feel you absolutely need to see this movie with a family member or even your significant other. It's just a good movie in general. Now, does it measure up to original? Of course not, but that was never the intent. I usually don't have faith that animated movies will be done right when they become live action, but Beauty in the Beast proved me wrong in that respect. Then again, I initially assumed it would be worth seeing and it met my expectations.