Skimming through the Beauty and the Beast tag, along with the title characters tags, there is a TON of people crapping on the movie. Griping about costumes, Emma, how many songs there are, the plot changes… A ton of stuff. And mostly they just sound like a bunch of 5 year olds who didn’t get their minds read and catered to.
So I’m here to tell you the movie is freaking fantastic. I’ve been a major, huge, lifetime fan of the animated Beauty and the Beast from 1991 (I was two when it came out and it’s my second favorite Disney movie of all time). I went into the theater with huge expectations and this movie rocketed past them.
The dress: Is it very different? Yes but it works. Pictures of it bummed me out but seeing it move on screen was incredible. And she uses the dress to do more than dance so it’s perfect for it. Read: it’s gorgeous, especially when they dance.
The costumes: Beautiful. Of course Belle wears the iconic blue dress with a couple twists but she also changes because one does not normally wear the exact same thing for weeks.
Emma: I’ve never seen a single HP movie so I had basically nothing to go off of when it came to her. I thought she did an impeccable job. She kept Belle’s fire, her vulnerability, her big heart, her softness, and subtracted none from her.
The songs: …. It’s a Disney movie. A musical Disney animated movie reimagined with live characters, but still a Disney musical movie. And it’s awesome. I never tired of the songs, they added three or four? None felt out of place or Too Much. And honestly, holy crap, I see zero complaints on Dan Stevens’ Evermore I think we can all agree that was straight up breathtaking.
The plot: They did change a couple things but they were things that could live with being changed. If anything the changes strengthened the plot. Without giving much away, they solidified why Belle was kept at the castle, why she felt so out of place in her town, how Beast wasn’t just a bratty Prince and gave the prince an even more defined character arc, and every character was 3 dimensional by the rolling credits.
I just want to tell you all, who want to see the film or are worried from all the whining you’re seeing on here, that this movie is exceptional. It’s beautifully acted, it’s funny (even a little self deprecating,) it’s gorgeous onscreen, and as a lifetime lover of the original it brought me to tears more than once.
Bravo, Disney, seriously.
You watched as Jimmy left to go tell Elsa about the new “fortune teller”. You crossed your arms over your chest and shifted your weight so your hip jutted out slightly. You eyed the girl with a scowl on your face.
“I could give you a free reading if you want,” she said through her ruby red lips.
“Save it, sweetie,” you said holding your hand out, palm facing her. She seemed taken aback by your gesture, “Fortune teller? Please. I see right through your little act.”
“I-I don’t know what you’re talking about,” she stuttered trying to seek innocent.
“I don’t know why you’re here, and I don’t really want to know. But I’m watching you stay away from Jimmy and if things get any stranger around here starting today I know where to start looking for answers.”
You then left her there in her state of shock and insult.
I’ve got a (live action verse) Gaston/Lafou fic out on ao3 right now, which is just a random collection of Gafou prompt ficlets in one big story. It has fluffy chapters, smutty chapters, angsty chapters, some canon era, some modern au.
It currently has 8 chapters, so if you’d like to send me a prompt on here or comment on the story, you can definitely do that.
“We first met at a dinner party, and then we worked together on a movie, which we did not date during. We didn’t get along, actually - he wouldn’t speak to me. But it turned out that we both liked each other, so months later, we started dating, which worked out for the best.” - Emma Roberts on first meeting Evan Peters.
Just been to see Beauty and the Beast and I’m so glad I did! It was truly magical with an excellent cast, costumes and soundtrack. I smiled the whole way through it and felt like a small child experiencing the story again for the first time! Would definitely recommend this film for anyone who enjoys a classic, I now have the Gaston song stuck on loop in my head! :D