ive felt the overwhelming need to rave about beauty and the beast since i saw it a few days ago. **SPOILERS**
lets begin from the start
it would’ve been hard to go wrong with cast members like Emma Watson, Josh Gad, etc. i had extremely high hopes and was not disappointed
Dan Stevens (beast) deserves some appluase for being able to wear that amazingly ridiculous makeup in the opening scene (i fucking loved it)
the question of how the hell this village that is within a days ride of the enchanted castle is completely oblivious to its existence is explained
they give Gaston a reason to be so creepily obsessed with Belle. i mean that doesn’t justify his behavior at all, but still. he’s just come back from a war and is clearly still exhibiting behavior (violence, dominance, desire) that are products of being at war.
LEFOU !!!!!, i knew i would love Josh Gad in this role. “but she’s so well-read and you’re so….athletically inclined”
they didn’t alter the core story/plotpoints from the original but instead, added some amazing content that really fills many of the holes from the original and more.
Emma Watson’s portrayal of Belle is just phenomenal, she keeps the essence of the character while fleshing out some things that Belle sort of had (defiance, courage, wit) that were only hinted at in the original.
We get a pretty plausible reason for the absence of Belle’s mother, and it explains why Maurice is a little bit odd.
BEAST HAS A REASON FOR IMPRISONING MAURICE. its a stupid one. but at least its something. it always bothered me in the original that Beast locked Maurice up for no apparent reason other than the fact Maurice trespassed (to escape horrible weather mind you) and sat in his favorite chair???? at least here its because Maurice steals a rose (i said it wasn’t a very good reason). i also believe this concept is from the ORIGINAL story written by the french novelist
Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve (don’t quote me on that though)
MAURICE HAS AN ACCURATE REACTION
(RUNNING OUT TERRIFIED) TO FINDING OUT OBJECTS IN THE CASTLE CAN MOVE AND TALK
Ewan McGregor and Ian McKellan don’t need explanation for being amazing. (someone better invent immortality before Sir Ian McKellan meets his fate)
Belle is badass, she TRICKS her father so that she can take his place because she fucking loves him so goddamn much
Belle also has an accurate reaction to objects being able to move and talk. throwing a stool at them.
the question of HOW the fUCK Belle got Beast up onto Philippe after the wolf attack on her own is finally solved (thank god that even bothered me as a child)
we are told why the servants care for Beast so much even though he’s kinda dickwad AND we are told why he’s such a dickwad, not just cause he that’s who he is but because his father fucked him up
Belle knows about the spell. not how to break it, but she knows that it exists and she knows that a human is behind all the anthropormorphic objects and Beast which makes it A LOT less weird that she falls in love with Beast. In the original, she knows the castle is enchanted but she has no idea about the spell so it’s kinda weird she falls in love with (what she thinks) is just a freak of nature.
BEAST HAS A PERSONALITY AND ITS BEAUTIFUL AND SNARKY AND I LOVE IT HE TRIES TO BEFRIEND PHILIPPE ITS ADORABLE
for some reason, it feels as if Belle in Beast know each other for a lot longer in the remake than the original which is nice.
i will now take the time to rave about the music. it’s beautiful. the original songs are gorgeous and everything they added to them (altered words and such) make them better. i havent stopped listening to the soundtrack
all newly composed songs are so good and fantastic additions
EVERMORE (song sung by Beast when Belle is freed from him) HAD ME SOBBING, HIS VOICE PENETRATED MY SOUL
Maurice and Belle are badass as fuck, i swear, partners in crime getting themselves out of the carriage so that Belle can go warn Beast. i died when Maurice just casually handed the asylum guy the picked lock.
BELLE RIDES WITH PURPOSE YAS
of course i have to note i was all for the gay lefou storyline
i feel as though i have probably missed some things but that about sums up my thoughts. I could go on about the technical side of it and commend the amazing CGI but that’s a whole other story that would just make this post longer than it already is.
i was so hesitant about remakes when Disney started doing them, but if the rest of them can be to this caliber - sign me up.
if you want someone to cry, call danny miller. i don’t need ryan crying. that’s not robert sugden. i need ryan to keep doing what he’s doing; hit me in the solar plexus with the subtle, heartbreaking teary eyes and crushed expressions. with his protective body gestures and his inability to look anyone in the eye.
why do we need tears when we already have a robert who looks and acts like someone pushed to breaking point?
ryan hawley is magic with what he’s being given (which, admittedly, isn’t the best material at all) and he’s making me believe this at the end of your rope robert sugden, who has no idea what the hell he’s doing or where he’s going. take one look at robert and you know he’s fighting guilt and pressure.
remember those scenes where he wasn’t sleeping and he looked it? remember the scenes pre-aaron drug reveal? the scenes after? ryan hawley doesn’t need tocry to make me buy his emotional decline.
They/them pronouns are used to describe someone who feels as though they don’t have a gender. They are not girl or boy or both they are neither. I am a they/them. And personally I don’t care what you call me in terms of gender. I have friends calling she, they, and him. It doesn’t bother me though I prefer they.
Moral of this.
NO ONE ASKED YOU! IF YOU DONT LIKE THE FACT THAT ME OR OTHERS ARE THEY/THEM PRONOUNS THEN GET THE FUCK OUT, UNFOLLOW ME, BLOCK ME WHAT EVER! NO ONE ASKED FOR YOUR WORTHLESS EXCUSE OF AN OPINION ABOUT MY LIFE AND MY FEELINGS
take notes spain, this is how you deal with players who were a huge part of your national team and a big part of succes for it - with giving them a big last game, a farewell ceremony and appreciating them
I wonder, do some people still make those ‘reblog this now else you will die by the hands of so-&-so’s ghost tonight!! *lists several obviously fake accounts of this happening*’
As someone who was quite gullible as a child/preteen, a post like this scared me to death. I didn’t repost (it was by email at the time), but that night I was so scared that something would come to kill me.
I guess what I’m saying is, if this is still being done, please don’t be a jerk and do this. This can really, genuinely scare some people. It really isn’t funny. Please don’t do it.
Iron Fist: Hi! I’m Danny Rand! I survived a plane crash when I was a kid and now I want my company back.
Me: Oh, looks like you’re a hobo now.
Iron Fist: Yep! But no worries! If I tell my friends Ward and Joyce that I’m Danny, they’ll believe me!
Me: This would be easier if you just told them stuff you personally knew about them that they didn’t tell anyone else. You’re wasting a full hour of my time here…
Iron Fist: MEET MY HOBO FRIEND!
Iron Fist: NOW HE’S DEAD!
Iron Fist: OH NO! Joyce drugged me now I’m in an insane asylum! CONSTANT FLASHBACKS OF MY PARENTS DYING!
Me: You played these like 3 times now.
Iron Fist: Really? Well it’s time for me to tell the Doctors at this insane asylum here about it.
Me: Can you please talk about Kun Lun…
Iron Fist: Also, my father’s best friend died and came back to life and now leaves in this penthouse he can’t leave or else the Hand gets mad. He’s also a dick to his son and obsesses over me with cameras.
Me: That’s…kind of cool, but he’s the obvious villain.
Iron Fist: Also, I found this girl name Colleen Wing who owns a dojo and call her from the asylum. We seriously connected I approached her talking in Chinese and she’s Asian.
Me: That sounds kind of racist…
Iron Fist: Now that I escaped prison, I’m going to approach Hoggarth to sue my company to get back in business!
Me: Wasn’t she a horrible person in Jessica Jones?
Iron Fist: Never mind that! Now the case has been dropped cause villain wants me in the company and forced his son to let me be 51% shareholder!
Me: So the legal stuff didn’t matter?
Iron Fist: Matters as much as the fucks I give about this company! I’m pretty much telling them to do things for the people, close down plants, and I never show up at meetings!
Me: Why did you want to be the head of the company so badly if you don’t give a rats ass about it?!
Iron Fist: Oh! We need to stop the drugs! Colleen is helping! Also Claire is here!
Me: WHY ARE YOU DOING THIS?! And why does Claire feel so out of place?!
Iron Fist: Oh, Colleen is also in illegal fight clubs.
Me: That’s kind of cool
Iron Fist: GREAT! Cause it’s only a plot element for 2 episodes!
Iron Fist: Now we’re fighting the Hand lead by Madame Gao!
Me: Wait, wasn’t she a competing group against the Hand in Daredevil? Why is she part of the Hand now? And why isn’t she speaking Chinese?
Iron Fist: Now we have this Russian chemist who we need to rescue his daughter by going through fighting challenges
Me: That’s actually kind of cool.
Iron Fist: In fact, I beat Bride of Nine Spiders in a 5 minute cameo!
Me: WHAT?! Bride of Nine Spiders is another Immortal Weapon! She’s pretty much another defender of Kun Lun and is equal to the Iron Fist!
Iron Fist: VIIIIIIILLLAAAANNNNN! Anyways, we got Russian guy’s daughter back!
Iron Fist: But then Russian guy dies.
Me: We don’t see the daughter again.
Iron Fist: You don’t see the daughter again.
Iron Fist: OH! I have sex with Colleen!
Me: Didn’t you swear to celibacy an episode ago?
Iron Fist: Now we’re going to China to bust Gao!
Me: This looks nothing like China. This looks like a Warehouse in NYC with Chinese signs slapped all over them.
Iron Fist: WOAAAAAH! Now Claire, Colleen and I are fighting off Hand Ninjas!
Me: How the hell is Claire beating fully trained Hand Ninjas?!
Iron Fist: Now we captured Gao! But Colleen is poisoned!
Me: I feel like the hero being injured in a Netflix show for an episode is par for the course…
Iron Fist: But have no fear! Now her sensei appears and tells me to use the Iron Fist to heal her and now we’re going to his compound.
Me: This sensei guy feels like he came out of nowhere.
Iron Fist: OH, he’s a SUPER IMPORTANT CHARACTER!
Me: There’s only 5 episodes left!
Iron Fist: BTW, Ward is now going insane cause I bail from his business meetings and his dad is forcing him to hide bodies!
Me: Christ, what an asshole-
Iron Fist: And now Ward killed his father
Me: Oh, sort of saw that comi-
Iron Fist: But now his dad is alive again and is wondering the street terrorizing children and sticking his hand in boiling hot dog water.
Me: …okay, I’m laughing my ass off at this stuff and I don’t know if it’s meant to be funny.
Iron Fist: So yeah, he’s gone off the deepend, and now Ward is CRAAAAZY!
Me: That’s kind of interesting.
Iron Fist: Back to me! Now I’m in a college campus and Gao is captured!
Iron Fist: But it turns out that this campus is really ran by the Hand!
Iron Fist: And Colleen Wing is part of the Hand too!
Iron Fist: See, there are separate factions of the Hand, both named the Hand, and the Gao side and Colleen side hate each other.
Me: I need to lie down.
Iron Fist: As I escape, Colleen’s pupil got injured!
Me: Why do I get the feeling he’s going to disappear from the story…
Iron Fist: Now Colleen and I are on bad terms.
Me: Ugh, this is boring. How is Faramir doing?
Iron Fist: Oh, he just shot the old black guy who was the head of Rand because he booted Joyce, Ward and Danny from the company.
Iron Fist: Also, this guy hijacks a Burrito car and makes shurikens
Me: Seems like an asshole.
Iron Fist: Well that asshole is my best friend and now he’s helping me fight the Hand!
Me: YOU HAVE THREE EPISODES LEFT AND YOU INTRODUCE ANOTHER CHARACTER?!
Iron Fist: Yep! And he’s saying I’m doing a shit job leaving Kun Lun!
Me: YOU ARE!
Iron Fist: Anyways, we now must stop the Colleen side of the Hand leader!
Me: Who I don’t care about.
Iron Fist: Colleen Won, but we won’t kill him.
Me: Why fight with a sword if you don’t kill?!
Iron Fist: Oh, but my best friend killed him.
Me: I feel like that’s his only purpose in this story.
Iron Fist: Now me and my friend are fighting!
Me: Please stop.
Iron Fist: Now I hate my best friend! Oh, the dead body is gone too.
Me: Of course
Iron Fist: OH NO! Now Faramir has taken control of the company again!
Me: Is nobody going to question how a dead man took over a company?
Iron Fist: NO TIME FOR THAT! TIME FOR FIGHTING!
Me: How are you losing to Faramir?! He’s fighting with a pole and has no Kung Fu skills! How are you losing so badly to him?!
Iron Fist: LOOK! The dragon!
Me: Those are just red eyes…
Iron Fist: Ward shot his father! Now the day is saved! Better burn his body.
Me: I feel like Ward is the only character with a solid character arc.
Iron Fist: Which is why Joyce is now conspiring with my best friend and Gao as a future villain!
Me: Why though?
Iron Fist: Now Colleen and I are going to Kun Lun and…OH NO! Kun Lun was invaded because I was not guarding it as the Iron Fist!
Iron Fist: Still, bet you were disappointed to not see Kun Lun.
Me: Honestly, with how much talking you did about it, I was doubting it even appearing.
Iron Fist: So what do you think.
Me: I felt you were leading me somewhere but it turned out to be shit.
Iron Fist: Oh, you don’t like me cause I’m not Asian.
Me: Your whole show could be a multiracial trans rainbow of diversity, and it would still suck. Give me back my 13 hours.
Here’s an idea: stop treating Jimin like he’s some fragile person who can’t handle a joke. I understand that fans may be worried bc of Jimin’s past issues with his body image, but he clearly wasn’t negatively affected or uncomfortable when Jin jokingly called him fat in the Run episode. It was a joke between friends and you guys are gross for calling Jin nasty things for that. I assure you all that Jimin is a 22 year old man who can handle himself so stop treating him as if he’s some fragile person who will break any second. he’s not a baby.