total beast

The Hundred Season 4 Episode 7

• Emori is a total beast 😁
• RESPECT LINCTAVIA!!!!!! 😡
• Harper abs! 👀
• Emori and Clarke “friendship”? Yes please. 🙂
•Abby not wanting to kill someone for the greater good. 😔
• No Sea Mechanic! 😔
• Clarke finally showers! 😏
• Let Clarke sleeps in a comfy bed for ones man! The girl deserves it! 😩
• Raven and Abby need to actually rest! Their “tumors” CAN heal! 😧
• Bellamy STILL not listening and thinks he knows better! Take down your pride a notch dude. 😒
• Kane tries to comfort Blowme and he thanks him by throwing it in his face that [Kane] floated his mother. 😒
• Murphy! 😁

I don’t think I’ll write a review of this movie (I might eventually) so here’s just a brief list of the things I really appreciated in the new Beauty and The Beast (2017):

  • They allowed Belle to straight-up reject Gaston. They didn’t write her lines or her delivery as coquettish and overly polite. Belle gets to pretty much say, Gaston, I am not interested in you and you need to accept that. They did not portray this as her being shy or hard to get. Her rejection towards him was confident and clear.
  • Kevin Kline was an immaculate choice for Maurice (Belle’s father). He infused even his first appearance with such sincere emotion. Watson and Kline had a remarkably believable, familial chemistry on screen.
  • The costuming was much better than I expected. It had a surprisingly authentic spin on the original cartoonish costumes. They clearly studied the fashion of 1600′s France and attempted to stick closely to its style for this and it worked out very well!
  • The supporting cast forces white people to be reminded that Black People Are Not Some Kind of Recent Invention. People of colour lived throughout Europe in the 1600s. There are interracial couples and characters of colour at the forefront who weren’t used for stereotypical ends. The librarian that Belle visits at the very beginning was a black man and that was sort of the starting point for me where I was like, they took historical accuracy in more than just the costumes and they didn’t whitewash for the sake of/with the excuse of “it’s fantasy”/”its europe”/”it’s the victorian era”
  • They make a joke about a main character being illiterate in a way that isn’t rude, was actually funny, and again a historical nod to the fact that many would have been illiterate in that time period.
  • The Beast is not a petulant man-child who is changed by a Good Woman. His character is further fleshed out in a way that put me at ease about how the original tale is really Stockholm Syndrome dependent. A lot of questionable morals that can be gleaned from the original Beauty and The Beast dissolved under the weight of added context, better character dialogue, better pacing, etc.
  • The Beast gets a solo song and it’s GREAT???
  • Really well written dialogue and soundtrack all around. The majority of dialogue was much more witty than I had ever expected. Le Fou (Gaston’s hype man) had some lines that fell flat for me but he was the comedic relief character anyway, and enough of those made the audience laugh, and weren’t tacky jokes.
  • Yes, it’s implied that Le Fou is gay as you may have heard, but 1. only later in the film once we’ve gotten to know and like him, and 2. its NOT used as a joke. For the most of the film we see an interesting and nuanced dynamic between him and Gaston that gives a lot more life and likability to the character. The audience is only really invited to think about Le Fou’s sexuality once its appropriate, not when it can be used against him (and only very briefly, and once again and most importantly not as a form of humor). Le Fou is Comedic Relief but not Comedic Gayness.
  • Gaston’s character was given so much more strength and complexity and it made for a VERY NUANCED AND ENTICING villain. He’s given more background, and that background helps contextualize his desires and his tragic flaws way better. He’s no longer just a man lusting after a woman and jealous of her furry boyfriend, he is a man who unwittingly chases the thrill of conquest to his own demise.
  • Sir Ian McKellen was the clock guys HE WAS THE CLOCK MAGNETO WAS THE CLOCK
  • <p> <b>Me:</b> Yeah, no! I'm fine<p/><b>Me, an intellectual:</b> Fuck, Colin Farrell. Fuck him and his luscious fucking hair and his big gorgeous brown eyes. FUCK HIS FUCKING ACCENT. Fuck him and his bad boy persona and his never ending swag even at fucking Forty!!! Fuck him cause he's a good actor and an even better dad. Fuck his humour and easy going personality. Fuck his achievements in pulling himself from a deep dark hole and being a successful actor. Fuck Colin Farrell. Fuck him!<p/></p>

Art thou broken and shattered, precious dear?

You’re starved from soft touch. Lack of love, you reek.

Mother in wolf disguise beats you with fear;

Her mere hate soiled words, making you weak.

 

Art thou lonesome and detached, precious dear?

Acceptance is a game of hide and seek;

‘Tis not found by vision that’s crystal clear,

Nor by one who is entitled a freak.

 

Art thou damaged and abused, precious dear?

Do not allow yourself to salt your cheek.

Please, cry no more. The rate of pain will veer.

Your hands with cuts will fade within a week.

 

My love is sincere. Darling, please come here.

Strike the woman who struck you with a spear.

Destroy the demons she made you adhere.

Never allow people to make you tear.

And so she will no longer be your puppeteer.


Character aesthetics by Rebecca @ampora-evil-incorporated

Poem by Dheepthi Gnaneswaran @massive-times 

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