so i’m sure the
remake of a timeless classic that disney is about to roll out is
going to be great and all
but here’s another
way we could do things:
he’s the beauty
she’s the beast
for a movie who’s
central theme is inner beauty, it doesn’t really do anything to support that,
you know? so how about this: adam, our prince turned beast, isn’t an
inhospitable monster. because this back story doesn’t make any sense – why is the young prince of this
land alone, in a castle, only to be caught unaware by a witch?
so how about this –
this is pseudo france, right, so these royals do what their real life
counterparts did. they flee. the cruel, greedy king and queen flee and leave
their young son behind with their staff. their son who is kind and soft hearted
and totally unfit to rule any kingdom (never mind that they’re literally
running away from their own people). not only that – they trade their son for
their freedom, trade their kingdom for their freedom. to the witch.
so the witch comes,
and she doesn’t disguise herself as a crone, goes to him looking as lovely and
young as her magic keeps her. but our prince adam has a talent, one many
cast-aside, neglected children have developed – the ability to see people for
who they really are, and he knows this is no kind young woman in need of his help. he refuses to let her in – and there’s
this little twist to the magic, that she can only enter the palace grounds and claim
her prize if she’s welcomed in a as a guest, and he, the young master of this
castle, won’t let her in.
so i went and saw Beauty and the Beast today and when Gaston trampled Belle’s vegetable garden this little girl behind me let out the most horrified, disgusted, and appalled gasp and it was so funny children are too pure
What she means:
"In the 2017 major motion picture Beauty and the Beast, during the song The Mob Song performed by Luke Evans and supporting cast, Gaston says 'Screw your courage to the sticking place' which is a direct quote from Macbeth, by William Shakespeare. So Gaston actually wasn't lying when he told Belle 'You know...books..." This begs the question WHY DID GASTON NOT SHARE HIS INTEREST OR AT LEAST FAMILIARITY WITH SHAKESPEARE WITH BELLE? Since that is specifically the thing that she and the Beast, played by Dan Stevens, bond over later in the film, and what she is reading in the beginning of the movie. This would have made wooing her a hell of a lot easier--"