Beauty and the Beast

Last Friday, I had a chance to watch the latest Beauty and the Beast movie because my manager gave me two free tickets as a token of appreciation on creating their Organization’s Event AVP πŸ™‚ Thank you Miss! It’s been a long time since I watched again on cinema XDDD

Won’t go over with the synopsis that probably we all know already XD But here are my thoughts regarding the latest Beauty and the Beast. Sorry if I spoil but not too much~ πŸ˜€

  • First of all, I love Emma Watson so much so I’m digging to watch this movie πŸ˜€ and I LOVE IT. She’s the perfect Belle for me! AHAHAHA!
  • So we all know the 1991 Animation was musical, this as well is a musical movie. So if you’re all concerned about me spoiling the movie, well you have already been spoiled if you watched th 1991 Animation since it’s just the same!!! AHAHAHA! There are minor changes but not really a big deal. I was really satisfied with it πŸ˜€
  • Surprisingly everything came out on the Animation is on the movie. Even the songs were retained. I never knew Emma could sing~ It was so good and Gaston was really portrayed well! He’s convincing πŸ™‚
  • This movie is obviously an upgrade to the Animation. Their musical presentation is so extravagant! I personally love their “Be Our Guest” presentation. It’s so magical πŸ˜€
  • I LOVE THE BEAST. His design isn’t really that vicious nor scary~ I like the horns as well. I find him really soft XDDD AHAHAHA! Well in the animation, he’s somewhat like that~ But they didn’t made him crawl like an animal. He’s upright from the beginning unlike in the animation where he first looks like a big dog or something πŸ™‚ But it was still okay. Really okay!!!
  • The other characters like the talking furniture and all were brilliantly portrayed and redesigned to it’s finest. I like Lumiere the most πŸ˜€ Chip is really still really cute~ Mrs. Potts and Chip facials were redesigned as porcelain paintings. I like it very much πŸ˜€
  • Since the movie is so magical, I just can’t really help and see Hermione in the movie XDDD I’m so sorry! But it was funny I keep incorporating things to Harry Potter! XD Like for example:
    • In the “Be OurΒ Guest” presentation, Belle was just sitting there watching Lumiere’s and others with all the flying plates and utensils and all. I keep thinking “Hermione’s using Wingardium Leviosa to do this! XD” —SORRY! XDD
    • There was an appearance of an Owl and again I’m like “WAS THAT HEDWIG?!?!?!” —SORRY! XDD
    • Emma Thompson is there as well and I remembered she was a professor in Hogwarts!Β Hi Professor Sybill! XDDD –Sorryyyy!!!
    • When the Beast asked her if there’s somewhere she wanted to go, again I’m like “OMG! HOGWARTS?!?!?!” and I am sorry again for that.

Yup, I just can’t help it but please forgive me XD AHAHAHAHA!

  • Belle’s and Beast’s dance was very lovely. The dress design is still quite the same with the animation but more elegant πŸ™‚ though still, Cinderella’s dress is still my number 1 πŸ˜€
  • GAY MOMENTS: Personally, I don’t care. I’ve been reading a lot of comments and POVs that the gay moment ruined the movie but for me IT’S NOT. It’s not because I love gays and all but it doesn’t really matter. At first I thought “Why did they made Le Fou gay?” but in the end I realize it was like addingΒ a spice to make the movie funny and interesting.Β Not ruining it. If you’re focus is on the gay moment and gay Le Fou and there is a gay on the movie, You seriously have a problem. The movie isn’t ruined. Josh Gad is an excellent actor, he portrayed well as a loyal servant/follower to Gaston, as someone who like Gaston. It was entertaining and if you really find it hard entertaining, you again seriously have a problem! XD
  • Overall, the movie is very good! I like it so much! Much more to the original 1991 Animation πŸ˜€ And much better with the 2014 Beauty and the Beast. Yes, there was a 2014 version which I was kinda disappointed. The story is very different but the main thought of Beauty and the Beast is there. The movie is more on the serious side. Not musical and different aspect in terms of magical. There was an additional story to it. Very different and I don’t like it. Still if you’re interested, you may want to check 2014’s La Belle et la Bete (Yes, it’s in French by the way so you need Subs XD)
2014’s Belle
2014’s Beast

Okay, here’s the thing, if there’s one thing same with 2014 and 2017 which 1991 doesn’t have— it’s the ROSE. Both 2014 and 2017 reason for being a prisoner is because Belle wanted a Rose and the Beast happen to have a garden full of Roses. The 1991 movie doesn’t. The reason is that MauriceΒ trespasses the beast’s premises~ I guess, the writer/director watched the 2014 as well XD AHAHAHAHA!

Anyway, if you still haven’t watched Beauty and the Beast 2017 please don’t read my blog and go straight to cinema! (but too late XDD AHAHAHA!) PLEASE WATCH IT! Brings back childhood as well. It so good I need to DL this and keep it with me! AHAHAHAHA!

If you have watched it already,

  • Did you like it?
  • What are your thoughts about the movie?

Thanks for reading and answering! Au Revior!!!!! πŸ˜€

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21 thoughts on “Beauty and the Beast

  1. I’m thinking of watching this movie tomorrow and I think it’ll still be full of surprises even if you’ve written about it. I haven’t watched the 2014 French film so I can’t imagine Beauty and the Beast in live action haha
    “Both 2014 and 2017 reason for being a prisoner is because Belle wanted a Rose and the Beast happen to have a garden full of Roses,” this confuses me because I grew up watching the 1991 version lol but I’m going to give it the benefit of the doubt πŸ™‚
    Same, Emma will always be Hermione to me <3

    1. Thanks!! Let me know your thoughts then after you watch it πŸ˜€ heehee~

      Well apparently, it’s one of the changes they made from the 1991 animation. In the original animation, there’s no rose request from Belle and no rose stealing happened. Maurice just trespass the beast premises and he’s mad about it πŸ˜€ 2014 and 2017 changed that πŸ˜€ Hopefully you’ll know when you watched it then πŸ™‚ heehee~

      1. I didn’t know you replied omg I’ve watched it and I loved it! Changing the reason of Maurice’s imprisonment makes more sense than just trespassing actually haha.

        1. Glad you love it too! πŸ˜€ I just knew that it’s the original plot for the Beauty and the Beast. The one in the animation is really lame so the rose stealing scene is better and at least retained the original πŸ™‚

  2. I’m really itching to watch this movie to be honest but every time I went to the cinema it’s always sold out! Hahaa! And now I read a lot of spoilers over social medias and one thing that really caught me was the appearance of the prince vs the beast! Hahaa! I was like? Should I be excited about it? Hahaa! Thanks for this review babe! Gives me some heads up!

    Elisha |

    1. Hi Elisha!! πŸ˜€

      So it’s true it’s always sold-out! Hahaha! Even the last full show? Hope you could watch it now and let me know your thoughts about it πŸ˜€ I’m excited for you! Heehee!

      Thanks and you welcome! <3

  3. I’ve just come back from cinema after having watched the movie….and I loved it to. πŸ˜€
    Tagging every one of your aspects.

    >> I wasn’t conviced about casting Emma Watson as Belle at the beginning, but the trailers were enough to change my opinion; she’s a great Belle!
    >> I’m very happy they retained the musical element, it wouldn’t have been Beauty and the Beast otherwise. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€
    >> I watched it in italian so maybe it’s the adaptation – though I heard the same goes for the original – but Alan Menken changed a the lyrics of the original songs, in addition to the new ones (I adores the one sung by the Beast while Belle’s leaving after the ball scene, I always felt Beast deserved a full song n.n)
    >> Actually, if you look closely in the beginning the Beast doesn’t stand full upright either changing his posture toward a more human-like one with the proceeding of the movie….but yeah, his aspect looks as cool as the original Disney Classic. πŸ™‚
    >> The owl you see is actually a barn owl, while Hedwig was an own – two different subspecies, sorry. πŸ˜›
    >>The golden dress was the element I dislike the most; I would have preferred a ball gown more alike to the original animated one (which is iconic and Disney proved they can make a live version)….but after watching the movie, I can understand why Emma said it worked better – though the finall ball scene dress still looks much better than the golden one imo.
    >> I don’t know if Condon watched the french version….but I know the rose’s theft part is taken from the original french fairy tale; Disney changed that aspect in their animated version, while the 2014 and 2017 movies reused it.

    After the nit-picking part – sorry for that πŸ˜› – I can only agree with Xian: this movie is definitely a must-watch, and not only for the Disney Classic’s nostalgia; it’s entertaining, magical, emotionally intense and compelling for those who never watched the original Classic too. Absolutely recommended. πŸ™‚ πŸ˜€ πŸ™‚ πŸ˜€

    1. Hi Sasha!!! <3 Thank you for this wonderful insight! πŸ˜€

      > Yes! Definitely Beast needs a solo! It added more emotion towards his love for Belle with that! They removed the song Human Again I believe which in the animation and change it to Beast’s solo πŸ˜€ It’s okay, it’s still very lovely πŸ˜€

      > HAHAHA! About the owl, it’s okay, I know it’s not Hedwig but it’s just a spur of a moment when I saw it and was in the middle of seeing things with HP XD HAHAHAHA!

      > Oh~ so that’s it! So the original story was really has an issue with the Rose! XD How could the 1991 changed that! It’s good they took back the very original! My bad~ HAHAHAHA!

      I couldn’t agree more. The 2000s kids today should watch the animation as well before this! XDD AHAHAHA!

      Merci beaucoup pour ce Sasha!

      1. >> The song Human Again wasn’t in the original version; it’s a song from the Broadway musical version, added to the 10th Anniversary DVD edition….but boy, am I glad they switched it with Beast’s song, that is my favorite song in the movie. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€
        >> I get what you mean, I had an ever stranger mind process: that scene made me think of SnowWhite & the Huntsman, and I expected to see Chris Hemsworth suddenly popping up. LOL

        Pas de quoi, c’Γ©tait mon plaisir. πŸ™‚

        1. I see~ maybe I should try watching the broadway version πŸ˜€ I also like the song sang by Kevin Kline and Emma Watson (How does a moment last forever) was this only to 2017 or part of the originals as well? πŸ˜€ But it so short πŸ™ I hope they make it a full single as well πŸ˜€ HAHAHA!

  4. I have also seen this movie last Friday! It was very visually stunning. πŸ˜€ I am thankful of the casting director for picking Emma Watson and Dan Stevens, two of my favorite celebrities. β™₯ I also used to be a big fan of Harry Potter and I can’t help but see Hermione falling in love with the Beast. When they were also singing Be Our Guest, I kept on thinking of Dan Stevens’ movie, The Guest, which you should watch too. πŸ™‚

    1. HAHAHA! Great! I’m so glad a lot were satisfied with this version πŸ˜€
      What I remember on the Be Our Guest presentation was like a Moulin Rouge to Ewan McGregor! XD just in a candelabra version XD Ahahahaha!

  5. Hello, hello! I haven’t watched Beauty and the Beast yet (because I prioritized Death Note over this when I had the time last weekend lol) and I’m seeing a lot of good reviews. I guess I gotta get my lazy self off the couch this weekend to watch it. (*__*)

    1. Oh my! I wanted to watch death note as well!!! :(((( HAHAHA! I will probably download that some time πŸ˜€ Thanks for dropping too! πŸ˜€

  6. I’m a huge fan of the original Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. It’s my favourite from that era, and I absolutely adore it. So when I heard about this live remake, I was a bit hesitant, but I saw the previews a few months ago and was astounded by it. I haven’t seen it yet, but I hope to soon πŸ™‚

    Btw, fellow yaoi lover here! Love that you got your domain from the opening song to Junjou Romantica ^^

  7. Awww. thank you for the plug xian! πŸ˜€ You’ve been a blogger buddy since the first years of my blogging career. though the others left, I still have you. ayiiihh πŸ˜€ hihi,

    Anyways, thank you for having the post about beauty and the beast movie, I watched it two weeks ago, sorry if its just now that i was able to visit your page, aw. im so MIA. :/ well, personally, i dont find anything special about the movie. it was nice, it was, but the trailer tells more, and I just expecting a lot more, huhu. But yes, just like what you’ve mentioned, the BE OUR GUEST musical part is so awesome. πŸ˜€

    1. HAHAHAHA! People come and go~ It’s good that I was able to pull back myself again to blogging! LOL! XD
      Hahahaha! I think the positive reviews was because they took really care of the original animation πŸ˜€ so i think that is the special thing for this movies. Specially if this becomes part of your childhood! Heehee πŸ™‚

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