before you get on my case by telling me “cheyenne!!!! ofc the beauty and the beast was colourful look at all those colours!”
look me in the eye and tell me that this entire movie didn’t just look like the Masquerade scene from the 2004 Phantom movie.
like look at that, and then look at these stills from the new movie:
now look at these stills from the original animated movie:
look at those fucking beautiful colours! all that beautiful contrast!
everything just looks so muted in the new one and everything’s some shade of gold with maybe a little bit of blue mixed in, but even when the blue is there it’s so muted it might as well not even be there? it’s just so unbelievably boring and i am unbelievably tired of washed out colours and zero contrast just. ugh. Belle’s dress is boring enough, but there’s nothing for it to stand out against in that background. where are you supposed to look? even Gaston doesn’t stand out, especially since other people in that scene are wearing similar colours; the only reason he stands out even a little is because he’s been placed on a physically higher level than the other characters. basically every single one of these costumes blends in to the background when it should stand out against it.
i’m not an artist, i’m not a designer, but there’s just no focus. what is an audience supposed to focus on when the characters look more like part of the woodwork than the focus of the movie? where are our eyes supposed to go? this movie is just a couple hours of bland aesthetic when it should be bright and vibrant. at the very least i should not feel like i’m looking at a bunch of fucking chameleons scurrying around a dead forest. this movie is supposed to be bright and vibrant so why doesn’t it look bright and vibrant? this isn’t Saving Private Ryan, so why is every single movie trying to code its colours to be that?
it’s frustrating and it looks ugly and dull. there is no contrast where this movie desperately needs it, and to be honest it’s feels like looking at a talking hardwood floor for ninety minutes.