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Maggie and the Beast

“He fell into despair, and lost all hope. For who could ever learn to love a beast?”

Different Times My Emotions Drastically Changed During BatB2017 (first viewing)

I’m probably missing a few, but here we go…

The prologue starts in with the roses

  • Upon recognizing your favorite part of the soundtrack (that nostalgic wonder), of course your heart would go crazy, right?

Garderobe starts singing

  • I had heard Audra sing before, in Annie.  I knew she was an amazing singer already.  Did I know she could sing like that?  No.  And I was shocked into silence.  My heart still jumps when I hear the Aria.

Gaston and LeFou’s appearance

  • THAT’S Bard!
  • and THAT’S Olaf!

“I want adventure in the great wide somewhere…”

  • Sound of Music Vibes
  • OMG It’s so beautiful….
  • Emma’s voice right here is just….yes

The wolves attacking Maurice

  • Holy hell, there is a LOT more going on here than in the animation…
  • Come on Maurice, you can get out of this!

Lumiere and Cogsworth’s first appearance

  • OMG it’s them!  They look amazing!

Cadenza starts playing and stops the moment Maurice enters the ballroom

  • Probably the only time the movie legit spooked me out.  I have said this many times, and I will say it again: if I saw an instrument playing a slightly eerie tune on its own in the middle of a darkened castle, I would have scrammed right then and there.

Maurice’s reaction to Chip moving

  • It was one of those instant laughter moments. 

The Beast on top of the gates

  • I could say my heart rate picked up a bit.  Most of it was that I was floored by how he looked.

Belle hitting Lumiere with the stool, then going to get a jar to hit Cogsworth with

  • Another one of those instant laughter moments.

“But what is dinner without a little music?”

  • Everyone knows that that’s the line that precedes “Be Our Guest”, the song that MADE THE ANIMATION WHAT IT IS
  • So my heart rate skyrocketed.  No biggie.

Beast rescuing Belle

  • That roar.  Holy hell…

Gaston punching Maurice’s lights out

  • No one expected that.  No one.  There were gasps and other noises of surprise throughout the theatre.  First time the movie completely stunned me.  I felt like I had just been hit.

Luke Evans’ rant on black magic and mob forming

  • You know, it’s just one of those moments when you’re struck by the fact that you no longer recognize a person because you didn’t think they were capable of portraying such hatred and hostility.  Like, you know it’s still a movie, and he’s just an actor but jeeeeeeez…your respect for him rockets into the stratosphere and disguises the fact that you’ve got chills.

The Castle Battle

  • Yes, Mrs. Potts!  You are no one’s grandmother!
  • OMG Lefou!!!! I kinda feel sorry for him but Cadenza just roasted him so it’s hilarious!!!
  • *GASP* MR. POTTS?!
  • Garderobe just f—ing jumped off the balcony!
  • Cadenza’s a musically inclined machine gun!
  • Please note that I couldn’t properly form these thoughts while in the moment because I was laughing too freaking hard.

The castle crumbling away and sending Gaston to his–nope, not yet!

  • I think the best way to describe my reaction is that moment when you’re about to fall, but your arms are going wild as you try to keep your balance and you honestly don’t know if you’ll fall or stay upright.  My heart went through that.  For like, a split second.

The last petal falls

  • Wait…but she didn’t say I love you yet!  What the hell’s gonna happen now?

Plumette dies in Lumiere’s arms

  • No. You will not.  You will NOT.

Froufrou’s Simba moment

  • Don’t tell me it wasn’t a Simba moment.  The only thing I thought of was Simba trying to wake Mufasa up and my heart just broke into a thousand pieces.

Lumiere’s flourish

  • This was the lowest part of the entire movie for me.  I watched a childhood favorite die right in front of me.  And the horrible part was that I knew he was going to be the last one.  And I just….let’s just say I didn’t want to go back to Belle and the Beast, because I would have cracked under any more grief.

The kiss

  • I was a little bummed that the whole “Belle, it’s me!” “It is you!” wasn’t in there
  • But the theatre applauded…as did I.
  • Dan Stevens is hot.  So my heart fluttered too.

Lumiere and Plumette kiss

  • It was just one of those things that you don’t expect because usually my OTPs don’t get many shining moments.
  • I nearly screamed out loud.  

The Finale Ball

  • My heart was just soaring by the end of this.  I didn’t cry, but I came pretty dang close.
  • I wish I could go on and on about this ball…fortunately, I already have.

I honestly love this scene so much. I love Emma’s interpretation of this emotional moment. While in the original, Belle confesses her love in an almost silent resignation as Beast slowly lays dying, Emma’s Belle sobs out her declaration in an almost desperate plea of realization. She knows that she cares for him, but it isn’t until this moment that she knows that she doesn’t want him to leave her alone. She had me in tears and I am not ashamed to say it.