|Jun. 15th, 2017 08:50 am Beauty and the beast 2017|
I saw the new Beauty and the Beast this week on dvd. Its pretty good, better than what2 comments - Leave a comment
I thought it was going to be. But thinking it over this morning, I've come to a conclusion: The
sorceress who turned the beast into, well the beast, is the real villain of the story.
At least this movies version.
One point I give to this version is they give Gaston slightly more character than "I want woman", and the controversy over one character being gay turned out to be blown out of proportion, its hinted at, not really acted on, you don't see him making out with guys.
But where was I? Oh yeah.
First off, in the movie, the sorceress barges into the party the Prince is having, while in the cartoon,
she barely got past the door. She's trespassing. Yes, she's looking for shelter but at the same time, feelings are already running bad when she asks for it. Could have been done better. And where was the doorman? There had to have be one.
The beast could have handled it better, but when she decides to punish him, does she know the extent of
her intents? Think of it, not only he was changed forever, but was so his staff, which included a small child and a dog. The guests who were there who didn't get away were also changed, not to mention the people in who were related to them in town. They were made to forget their husbands, wives, fathers and mothers were erased from memory because of one asshat. Not to mention that this change would be permanent (and it almost was but you knew this had to be a happy ending, so no it wasn't) and they would forever lose this family member for life.
So how can we cheer on this at all? You can't, not when it seems like a large amount of people were affected.
Yes, the beast did have personal growth, but that's about it. The people in the castle probably had to hope he didn't break a plate cause who was it he just killed?
I know I'm reading too much into this, but it makes you think; who is really the bad guy?