Take a look at what the fantastic remake of Disney’s beloved classic Beauty and the Beast offers.
“Beauty and the Beast” suffers mightily by comparison to the original, not just because of its inferior quality, but also because of the new touches they stuffed in.
It just so happens that a handsome girl named Belle gets imprisoned by the Beast, and his faithful assistants – a candle and a clock – devise a plan to play matchmaker to lift the awful hex.
Upon watching the movie a second time, it’s more clear the entire movie takes place over at least five days when you take Belle’s wardrobe changes into account. There are a few parts that are extremely silly and feel more cartoony than the actual cartoon. And as for all the brouhaha about Disney’s first gay character, I’d have expected the film to be a lot more scandalous. If you look at those columns, they’re gone and that it’s nearly as though all the right angles have melted into curves.
Some of our modern interpretations of fairy tales stick closer to their original source material, but other originals may prove to be more shocking than finding out that your candlestick can sing and dance! I mean, how can I not when it seemed like she was singing just for me with that attractive face of hers?
Maurice, her father played by Kevin Kline, gets lost in the woods and winds up a prisoner in the Beast’s castle.
What “Beauty & the Beast” rises or falls on is the love story, and here, allowed to slow down to let in intimate moments, the movie catches fire.
I’ll admit that I went into Beauty and the Beast with some trepidation. And you can expect that it’ll be incredible. If things hold, Beauty and the Beast should also set a new March opening record, surpassing Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’s $166 million.
If you own a Google Home connected speaker and ask it today to recite your regular daily briefing, you may get a bit of a surprise. Which flick are you checking out this week? “But it is a nice, exclusively gay moment in a Disney movie”.
The “Castle Squad”, as I have come to affectionately call them, also give great performances.