First, WaymanWong, you are an excellent writer. Just wanted to point that out.
Thanks for your review. I am glad I am not the only one who doesn't love BATB. I never hated it, just never loved it. I have gotten grief over the years for not loving it. I will still be seeing it this weekend. I always thought the animated version was strangely void of background noise and action. It always seemed a little quiet, claustrophobic, detached and cold. In ways most other animated musicals don't. Hard to define. I hope this version fixes that quality for me.