My beauty and the beast experience
So, I read a lot of people writing about batb first impressions, when the movie came out. It took me some weeks to actually sit down and list them. So that’s what I came out with.
TEASER / TRAILER
Believe me or not. I only found out about the existence of this live action when I saw the teaser and everyone started talking about Emma Watson in my timeline on Twitter. Then, I looked for some info and found out Dan was the beast 👏. He was my biggest reason to watch batb in the first place.
Then when the trailer arrived it took me a whole freak day to watch it. Cause I was a dumb emotional lady. I knew I would cry rivers… So, when I finally watched I did cry rivers. Literally. I never ever in my life cried watching a trailer.
I have this thing with me. When I set my mind in watching something, I dont care to read others’ opinions about it. It can be poisoning. So, I went to watch batb “hate” free. Spoilers free also. I had little info about it. I watched the 1991 version before, though. You know, to see what they improved, changed or cutted in this version.
I found Emma’s singing so lovely. I wanted to cry. Actually when she started singing my heart was like beating so fast “OMG, this is really happening”.
The beast singing evermore, I felt his pain, I felt his love, his sadness and I almost cried my eyes out. And the only thing I could think was “I CAN’T BELIEVE HE SANG A SONG”.
GASTON AND LEFOU
I can’t believe it I like them so much. They’re vivid. Powerful and I really wanted to dance in Gaston’s song.
Emma’s Belle is different. But a good different that was how I perceived. She was more serious, more adult like. The funniest thing is that Emma looks incredibly young in this movie, but Belle’s attitudes are much more mature. And I loved it. I totally saw Belle in Emma. A new and deep version of the character. I really didn’t get why people complained about her. Did we'all see the same movie? Cause I got some doubts here.
So, I was there shocked by the Beast being shot three times. I was like desperate, so involved, almost in the edge of my seat. I was holding back my tears, being a good girl. Trying not to scream in a whole crowded movie theater. That I TOTALLY FORGOT ABOUT THE KISS SCENE. So when Belle said “I love you”. I was like “MAN NO! OMG THE KISS. THEY’RE GONNA KISS! I CAN’T BELIEVE EMMA IS GONNA KISS DAN STEVENS. DUDE, I AM GONNA PASS OUT”
Then, the whole scene, the seconds before, he turned to see her, then we could see him too. I was with a big smile on my face. Then when they did kiss and she was the one who started all I was like, my beating heart almost out of my chest “Dude, this kiss looks so real, that I can feel it in my heart. Wth. ” It was so emotional, so well done. The cameras, their hands. I perceived all of this when I watched it.
Celine starts playing in the credit scenes.
I was shaking.
Actually I said something “This movie is amazing. The best movie, musical ever.”
My brother" Let’s go".
Me “I’m shaking, dude.”
My mom smiling still with 3D glasses on.
Me “Mom did you see him? He was so beautiful in his prince form”
Mom with heart eyes “yeah omg. Very handsome.”
I was like “I can’t believe it he just teased us about their future married life! Prince, you’re savage.”