Movie Review: ‘Beauty and the Beast’ remake shines like a rose

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Tales as old a time

I know that I’m late on this train but I finally got around to watching the brand new live-action “Beauty and the Beast.” Like any movie that I watch, I’ve decided to write a review of it because as an avid fan of the original Disney animated movie, I have some thoughts that I want to share. And yes, I’ll also talk about this as well, like it really matters.

So if you have seen the original animated movie, then you have pretty much seen this movie. It’s literally just a copy and paste of the original movie script with some added new songs and scenes to help expand on the movie a little bit longer. They also changed some of the aspects of it because it’s live-actions. The cartoon aspects of it sightly wouldn’t have made sense in a live-action setting.

The story follows Belle, a smart headstrong girl from a little village, as she meets a snobby and stubborn prince that was turn into a hideous beast. The prince must fall learn to love and be loved before the petals of a magical rose fall off, or he will stay as a beast forever. Like the prince, his servants were turned into household items as they serve him. While being held captive by him, Belle begins to bring out the good and warm the Beast cold heart.

The live action movie is actually rather good. The length, while really long, allows it to expand on things that were hardly brought up in the movie itself. Like we actually see what caused the prince to be turned into the beast. It’s still the same opening monologue like in the animated movie, but instead of the stain glass pictures, it’s acted out in front of you. Other scenes like that were spliced in there, along with totally new scenes that just help tell the story more. It’s actually blended well with the original scenes, that you can’t even tell.

All of your favorite numbers from the animated movie are in the remake. They are all done extremely well. Emma Watson, who wasn’t particularly known for being a singer, pulled it off well. “Be Our Guest” and “Beauty and the Beast” were my favorite out of the all of the musical numbers. They really showed how much effort was put into make the film close to the animated one as they possible could.

The downside with this being a remake was the fact that it was literally just a word by word, scene by scene carbon copy of the 1991 animated film. While they shouldn’t fix what isn’t broke, it would have been nice to have there was a difference. When I was watching, it just felt like I’ve all ready seen this movie. It’s still a good movie, but it’s just extremely predictable because it’s just a carbon copy of the 1991 animated film.

Now let’s spill some tea on the homosexuality in the movie that had thousands of people freaking out instead of the fact that a women falls in love with an animal. Sigh. If you didn’t want this movie “turning your child too gay,” don’t worry-your child has more of chance to date your pet than that. There’s hints of it during the movie but there’s only like four seconds of any LGBTQ+ that is bluntly in your face. There’s no way that a few seconds of two guys waltzing and a guy wearing a dress and working it that will cause your child to become gay. So you can rip up your check for conversion therapy because “Beauty and the Beast” will not force you to start praying the gay away. Spoiler: it wouldn’t have worked anyways.

If you are looking a great movie to watch or you love the original movie, then “Beauty and the Beast” is the move for you. Sure, you’ve seen it before when it was animated, but the live-action version adds more to the story that the animated didn’t. It’s literally a carbon copy remake and that is where the films falls. If you seen the original, then you don’t really need to see this one. I do recommend seeing it as it’s a joy.

Rating: 4 out of 5

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Ariana Grande and John Legend dazzle in ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Video

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Tonight, Disney released the music video for Ariana Grande and John Legend’s version of  “Beauty and the Beast.” The song comes from the new live action movie “Beauty and the Beast” that is coming out later this month. At this point, if you don’t know that there is a live-action version of the movie then you need to get out more.

The video is visually stunning and is wonderful the eyes. It’s a very simple premise that doesn’t do what most soundtrack song do, it doesn’t ruin any part of the movie. Granted, it’s hard to ruin a movie that we’ve all seen. The only clip that’s from the movie is Beast and Belle dancing in the ballroom. The rest is John playing the piano and Ariana singing with synchronized land swimmers swimming on land around her. The entire video is a visual masterpiece and extremely well done. I’m highly impressed with how they did the video. It wasn’t anything that I expected. Hell, I wasn’t even expecting a video for the song.

Pretty much, the video is hype for the movie and how it looks. And if the movie is anything like the video, then this movie will be pleasing for the eyes. Have I mentioned how this video is visually stunning? Yeah, I know it’s a bad joke but it’s literally the only thing going for the video. There isn’t anything else going for the video because it’s a basic video. And it works for it.

Overall, this video is amazing visually. While it isn’t anything special, it stands out just for the visuals. Ariana looks stunning…and her hair isn’t in a ponytail. I know, it was shocked too. John Legend is playing the piano and pretty much letting Ariana just show off.

Here’s the video, your eyes will thank you:

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Can’t have your cake and the Beastiality too

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It was announced that an Alabama movie theater wouldn’t be showing the live-action Disney movie “Beauty and the Beast” due to the movie having a “gay” moment because one of the characters in the movie is gay. The Alabama movie theater said:

“When companies continually force their views on us, we need to take a stand. We all make choices and I am making mine. If I can’t sit through a movie with God or Jesus sitting by me, then we have no business showing it. I know there will be some that do not agree with this decision. That’s fine. We are first and foremost Christians. We will not compromise on what the Bible teaches.”

The movie theater also said that they would continue to show “wholesome” movies that aren’t about sex, nudity, homosexuality and foul language. So that movie theater must be the go-to spot for teenagers to have sex in since it must have hardly any patrons. This has sparked a trail of controversy over why people are more focused on a subplot instead of the movie in general. Because of this, I feel like that we need to come together and we need to lock the door, lower the blinds, and fire up that smoke machine. It’s time to spill tea and serves just desserts.

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So people are freaking out over a homosexual character but not the fact that this is a love story about a girl falling in love with an animal. And this isn’t a lovely cartoon anymore, this is a real person acting about falling in love with an animal. Does that make it okay because he has human features? It’s still a beast…an animal. Are you saying that Bestiality is okay? If you are going to say that God has a problem with homosexuality, he also has a problem with Beastality, which this movie’s main plot.

Anyone who has sexual relations with an animal must be put to death

Exodus 22:19

So is the sequel going to be “Beauty and the Beast 2: Belle gets stoned?” Probably not because that would be an extremely awkward movie to explain to children without the VeggieTales. Also, it sounds like Belle is a druggie. That’s a horrible title.

Just because something has a homosexual character in it, doesn’t make it propaganda trying to “turn people” gay. It’s not a light switch. Whether you want to believe it or not, you can’t “pray away the gay,” “turn off the gay,” or even convert from gay to straight. It’s not like there’s underlining messages that are saying “you will make out and fall in love with someone of the same gender.” No one cares that much to do it….also, its cost way too much.

If you are going to call “bible” on a movie that has a minor subplot involving a gay character, then you really need to loosen up. It’s rather stupid. Don’t you have better things to do be doing? It’s just a movie. It’s like me saying in this post that because Bestiality is the main plot that it’s going to make children want to fall in love with their pets. It’s stupid and just a freaking movie. It’s supposed to be a good and fun time in order to take your mind off of the world.  Stop being so offended by stupid things. And stop using the bible as a crutch.

I totally respect and understand the Alabama movie theater’s right to not show the movie. But if you don’t understand or agree with something, just openly say it and don’t go “well god say…” If you really cared about that, then you will be up in arms when people get divorced. You can’t pick and chose which parts to follow and which parts “don’t sound like it’s right for me.”

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Ariana Grande, John Legend do Beauty and Beast

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Today, all of hopes and dreams were answered as Disney released the Ariana Grande and John Legend version of “Beauty and Beast” for the live action remake of the 1991 Disney classic. They teased us in the final trailer for the movie because “It’s all about the teasin’ and not about the pleasin'”

While the song isn’t the masterpiece sung by Celine Dion and the original Mrs. Potts, Angela Lansberry, it’s still amazing. Let’s be real a moment-no one will EVER top Ms. Lansberry nor the French Canadian Queen. This song is pretty much all Ariana Grande and I say Thank You to Disney because she stayed the vocals….John Legend is also good as well. The song doesn’t have the emotion power that the original has and the arrangement is also a weird one. At times, it feels like it was a karaoke version that they paid someone to make more grand. Then when it picks up and gets more “In your face,” it feels like Ariana was holding back. Like they didn’t let her “park and bark.” If they would have let her, then it would have kicked it up a notch.

Overall, it’s an amazing. Just missing some parts to make it a masterpiece, especially when most of its audience was fans of the original version. Beauty and Beast will be released on March 17, 2017. Boy, I cannot wait.

Here’s a preview of the song for your ears to enjoy and thank you later:

 

Rating:

 4-stars

 

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