The Beauty and the Beast star didn’t want her character to fall into the same unrealistic traps as the animated Disney princesses so she did everything she could to make her more normal. We’re in for a long line of Disney remakes in the coming years: Everything from “Dumbo” to “Aladdin” is headed for a wallet near you, banking on nostalgia and brand recognition.
Since Jason Scott Lee annoyed purists as a grown-up Mowgli in Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book (1994), the company has churned out numerous big-screen live-action remakes of its hand-drawn favorites, recouping US$4 billion (RM17.8 billion) worldwide.
Instead of “Beauty and the Beast”, an organization categorized as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center is offering a more “godly” choice. “You can feel free to come watch wholesome movies without worrying about sex, nudity, homosexuality and foul language”. Taken from the 1991 cartoon adaptation of the classic fairy tale by Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont, there are times when Bill Condon’s reverential film nearly feels like a shot-for-shot reworking, but given how beloved the original is, that’s no bad thing.
Emma Watson, the lead star of the Disney live-action “Beauty and the Beast”, was once considered to play the lead in “La La Land”.
She added: “I don’t want people going into this movie thinking that there’s like a huge narrative there”.
Other cast members include Ian McKellen, Stanley Tucci, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Evans, Gad, Kevin Kline and Emma Thompson. The usually handsome Dan Stevens may be lost behind the Mo cap performance of the Beast, but his gruff voice has enough potential to charm you.
The film has offended social conservatives for making LeFou, sidekick to villain Gaston, the first openly gay character in a Disney film. “With ours at 10,000 dots, the information that they have to invent is far less; most of the information is coming from my face”. “The whole point is that it’s a complete rethinking of it in a new format, a new medium”. Dan Stevens plays the role of the Beast who makes this character goofier yet unsafe.
Buena Vista Columbia Tristar Films Malaysia Sdn Bhd, the distribution arm of Disney movies in Malaysia, when contacted by Astro AWANI confirmed the matter following public queries on the postponement. Think la Malaysia.Malaysia has so many things to improve on but we choose to look at the petty stupid stuff like banning Beauty and the Beast. “But being clear, I’m not taking any of it back. It’s very confusing. I’m always quietly stunned”.
The former Harry Potter actress said she wanted to take on the character of Belle because “she’s so fierce, she’s so smart”.