Reasons Why I Actually Loved Beauty and the Beast:
The back stories added a nice depth to the main characters, without taking too much screen time or taking away from the original story.
The plot holes from the original movie were filled in very nicely.
THE SUPPORTING CAST.
Seriously, whoever did the casting did an amazing job, I am very impressed.
I loved the greater emphasis on the servants. I fell in love with them. I mean I always loved them, but I loved them much more in this movie.
I liked the small homage to the broadway musical. (If anyone noticed, when Belle enters her room for the first time they play an instrumental of the song “Home” from the broadway musical).
Be My Guest had such beautiful CGI animation. That was easily my favorite scene in the film.
I loved that they made the Beast educated and well-read. And the scoff at Romeo and Juliet was perfect.
The romance between Belle and Beast felt much more natural and it was all very sweet: “They don’t like me either. The villagers all think I’m strange.” “Do you think that in time you could grow in affection?” “I don’t see why not.”
DAN STEVENS. I never thought I would actually feel sympathetic towards the Beast, nor did I thought I would actually like him. But man did Dan Stevens do him well.
DAN STEVENS’ SINGING. (I can’t decide if I like his version more than Josh Groban’s. That’s how good it is).
“I AM NOT A BEAST.”
More diversity! I was glad to see more POCs, interracial relationships, and portrayal of a same-sex relationship. It’s not perfect, but it’s a good start.
The Enchantress actually existed as a character throughout the movie and didn’t just disappear like in the original movie. It made the curse seem more like a lesson than a cruel punishment. It made it seem like she was always planning on sending a girl the Beast’s way, she just had to find the right one. And when she saw how kind and intelligent Belle was to her, she knew that she was the right girl for the Beast.
The inanimation scene before the transformations (I got really emotional and cried y'all)
That scene was so heartbreaking and beautiful, because of course she wasn’t mad at him for what he did– she was just upset that he thought she wouldn’t.
She thought they were past him hating himself and that he could talk to her but he still kept this from her because he’s so scared of losing his family, and Emma Swan, who’s been on her own all her life, wants him to lean on her when he’s hurting, wants him to share things with her and wants them to do things together.
She knows that his past is going to haunt him, but she wants him to share it with her so that he can live with it, so that they can live.
I’m ruined. They love each other so much and they’re both such broken characters who struggle with love and I will never be okay again.
LEFOU X MUSKETEER GUY FROM LAST SCENE WHEN THEY DANCE TOGETHER YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Idk if thats gaston tho i was too busy dieing
Oh wait that was gaston who died
Did he die?
I know there are mixed reviews in our fandom about the hug, but I’m personally very excited and especially for the Regina/EQ scene that Lana says “ends in a beautiful moment.” So even if you won’t be watching, keep up with my liveblog to know what happens with that if you want to.
I’m re-watching the first four seasons of Samurai Jack and he stops to pet every dog or cat and when he’s near wildlife in the woods he stops to just admire it and smile for a second. So many scenes are just him admiring the beauty of nature even though he’s in a post apocalyptic future he still pauses to enjoy the scenery and is kind to small animals. Also he doesn’t kill a single thing that isn’t a robot, and the last episode is him taking care of a baby.
And after watching through again as season 5 comes out it’s made very clear just how much 50 years of wandering has taken its toll on him. Just speeding through on a bike and panicking if he’s in one place too long, not even stopping to talk to the people he rescued, and now he’s killed a living thing for the first time which is gonna fuck him up. Gennedy is putting Jack through hell this season and doing a really good job of showing exactly how much Jack is falling apart
But honestly that fight scene was BEAUTIFUL! Jack had that whole thing planned out and it was glorious! He knew what he had to do and BOY DID HE GET IT DONE!
Also Ashi (?) little hissyfit omg. You are about to fall to year death and your just screaming ‘die die die’?? (How old are they supposed to be because she definitely sounded was an upset 14 year old? Did they ever actually give us a time point??)
when moana realizes who te ka is and the ocean parts, everything slows down, that soft music starts to play, and she walks calmly across the seafloor as te ka claws her way towards her, then the music slows and they stare into each others eyes as moana reaches out to her > every movie in existence