BatB 2017 spoilers in this post!! scroll through if you want to avoid them!inkteller replied to your post “well it’s been a few days so i guess it’s alright to post this so…”
I saw it yesterday, and I mostly agree with you–I felt the ensemble outshined our leads like literally all of the time. I enjoyed LeFou more than I expected I would, and that windmill scene irritated me, because like????? PLAGUE DOESN’T FUCKING WORK THAT WAY?????????????? also it contributes nothing to the plot.
yeah, I felt there were a lot of side/background characters that had more charm and warmth to them than the leads most of the time and mAN that made me so upset… wow, Lefou was pretty amazing, I know there was a lot of discourse going on concerning him before I went to see the movie, but I preferred to wait until seeing it before formulating an opinion, and I really enjoyed how his character turned out
and yeah, the windmill scene and the magic book…. heh, in one of the reviews I saw after seeing the movie they mentioned this gaping plot hole they created with that scene: if that book can literally physically transport you anywhere you want in the blink of an eye, why didn’t Belle just use that thing to go rescue her father?
I’ll be honest, that hadn’t occurred to me while I was watching the movie, but then I started wondering why it hadn’t: because the windmill scene had little to no impact on the plot, and so I just forgot about that book even existing by the time Belle goes away. That’s…… not very good storytelling?? That book felt like it should Something that would pop up later, but nOPE, it’s never mentioned or seen again??
Heck, tbh if the book scene absolutely had to kept, I think it would have been more interesting if it transported you astral-projection-like instead of physically transporting you? lmao at least like that the plot hole they created would be covered up to some degree, and it could still be a metaphor for the Beast also being a prisoner in his own castle, despite being able to go wherever he wants??
plus the idea of Belle wanting to pick up items from the windmill but not being able to bc she’s not actually physically there is kinda heartbreaking wehh
welp I went a bit into headcanon territory there sorry haha;;
hm, there was something off about the plague explanation, I mean, isn’t it supposed to be eXTREMELY contagious, even when the symptoms aren’t quite evident yet?? you’ll have to shed some light on it though