This video features a great “VHS-style” remix of the new Power Rangers movie blended with the intro of the classic “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers” television series. The video has a darker tone and even features some fun tracking lines across it for effect.
Wow imagine how they could integrate the amazing story of us iN THE MOVIE? Okay so, after Chubs got shot and Liam and Ruby are taken in by the League, they do not say anything about Chubs (because let’s face it, not knowing might attract such interest to non-readers who see the movie). So they’re at the safe house and Ruby implicitly makes a deal with Cate to let Liam go. Then Ruby goes to the room with Liam and THEY ACTUALLY SHOW the amazing story of us instead of telling it. So, we see them on a beach, obviously Ruby is in this beautiful green dress and we see them as they meet and grow fond of each other and when they’re almost at the “kissing” point, Ruby just disappears like sand blown by the wind. ANd then we see her disappear the same way in every other memory Liam has of her. ANd then we’re back at the safe house and Liam doesn’t know RUby anymore. And then he leaves, calling her “darlin” one last time”
I was wondering why Beauty and the Beast was so long (two hours and ten minutes exactly), and now that I’ve seen it, I know: they fixed all the plot holes. Which means it’s not carbon copy of the one from 1991; the story is quite the same of course, but they did try to put actual character development in here, and shed light on things we knew nothing about or had no explanation for until then. So yeah, if you finally want some answers, I recommend seeing it. Of course it doesn’t stray far from the animated movie, so yeah, you’ll have some of the same songs, the most iconic ones, not all of them, and some new, so I’m sorry if you’re allergic to all the singing, it stays a Disney movie…
As for the rest? You have POC characters, not a whole lot but there are here, and not in the background if you please, so that’s a yes as well.
Now, about Lefou.
I saw some very vindictive posts on this website about how his character was homophobic.
I disagree. You see, it’s true that he’s mannered, but it’s barely. It’s not exaggerated like I was expecting, it’s there but to be honest, every single character is exaggerating in their manners. He’s not more mannered than the others. Also, he’s not the mindless, stupid fool from the first movie anymore. He’s quite clever in fact, and is perfectly able to see when Gaston is doing something wrong, and he’s always trying to better his ways; he’s always suggesting another way to do things so Gaston changes his mind about doing what he was initially planning to do (which is like, always bad). When he does follow him in his bad ways, it’s because he’s pressured by Gaston and by his attraction to him, like we saw it a thousand times before when some character (mostly girls) help the villain despite being conflicted about it because they love him. Because Lefou is conflicted, he doesn’t want to displease Gaston because he doesn’t want him to hate him, but at the same time, he doesn’t like his actions and is always trying to stop him using subtlety and negotiation, because he knows it’s useless to disagree with him upfront, as Gaston doesn’t hesitate to get violent when things don’t go his way. Lefou is like the good conscience of Gaston, well he tries to be, and even better: he doesn’t fall with him at the end. He’s able to free himself from the toxic influence and person that is Gaston, he doesn’t cling to him until the very end like the cliché ending we saw far too much in this kind of relationship dynamics. And in that aspect, Lefou becomes his very own character.
So I’m sorry, but Lefou is a very well written character, with way more depth than those posts I’ve seen seemed to imply. As a matter of fact, none of these posts were explaining exactly why the depiction of Lefou was homophobic in this movie; they didn’t give even one precise example, which is very telling, really.
So be mindful of what you read, people, and go see things for yourselves, especially if you wanted to before seeing heinous posts like this.