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First of all I have to post twice a week according to my schedule and it turns out I haven’t been doing it. So I am writing posts for the next half hour and will schedule them out 🙂
And next, I watched Beauty and the Beast over the spring break and I think I should review it since it’s a pretty big movie and I haven’t reviewed anything in a while.
DISCLAIMER-This post contains spoilers for Beauty and The Beast. If you for some reason haven’t seen Beauty and the Beast or don’t want to be privy to the minor changes in the live action one, click away.
And I think I need to address the elephant in the room. Emma Watson singing. Now Emma Watson is a great person and fights for women’s equality and all that, but that doesn’t change the fact that she is a mediocre actress. This mediocrity did not ruin the movie going experience for me, but at times it made the movie weaker.
And especially her singing at the beginning of the movie was AutoTuned and to me off-putting. The rest of the movie in singing was okay (by far the best song in the movie was Be Our Guest, a scene where Emma Watson just sits and acts surprised) but the Harry Potter actress just wasn’t the best choice for the role. They expanded the singing in the movie, so it confused me that they put someone who can’t sing especially well in the role.
Now to the other characters. I thought the Beast was pretty good, but I also thought the magical book that the Beast owns was unnecessary and just undercut the seclusion that the he was supposed to be in.
Also (and this was something that confused me in the original) the beast turns back human. As it was explained to me, The Beast was beautiful on the outside and wicked on the inside, then he was wicked on the outside and the inside, then Belle turned him beautiful on the inside but he was still wicked on the outside, and then after it had been clear for 15 minutes that Belle loved the beast, the Beast was turned beautiful on the outside and he was allowed to be rich and perfect. Confusing and to me against the message of the movie. Plus the whole character of Agatha in the reboot just seemed out of place.
On the note of confusing and against the message of the movie things, people have been outraged that LeFou was more openly gay in this movie. I say more openly gay because it was pretty clear to everyone that he had feelings for Gaston. Just like Smee and Captain Hook. And if you are outraged about this, think about the message of acceptance that this movie preaches. And rethink.
Well that is my review. I enjoyed the movie, but I had very legitimate criticisms of it. Jamie Rating.
2.5/10 Defunct Arbitrators
Thanks for reading my post! If you have different opinions about the movie, let me know in the comments. But for now ,
Goodbai, and as I always say:
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