Here’s a little bit of opinion, take it or leave it.
I want to start posting opinion pieces for a while. I know, opinions are like assholes, everyone has one. So I figure, maybe my opinion might be the same (or close to the same) as yours. Maybe that could make us all feel just a little bit less alone. If not, keep checking back, because odds are I’ll weigh in on something you really care about sooner or later!
So, I guess here it goes… The first time… I’m a little nervous.
I was lucky enough to be one of the few people to get to see “Beauty and the Beast” on it’s opening night. I wasn’t lucky enough to be at one of the big events. But nevertheless it was a dream come true to see my favorite Little Hermione become my favorite little Belle.
Now, Let’s just hit the ground running. Let’s talk about Josh Gad. If you ask me (which I know you didn’t) I don’t think that there is any stretch that LeFou was gay. If you find your way back to the original movie, you might notice that LeFou was questionable at best. I think that LeFou makes a pretty amazing journey throughout this film that deserves to be seen. Josh Gad is a wonderfully comedic actor who brought LeFou to life in one of the truest ways imaginable. I can’t imagine LeFou being played any other way than this. So I guess, if you have a problem with LeFou being who he is… go see is and see if you still feel that way.
I was blown away by this adaptation of my very favorite childhood movie. I was a little concerned that even with the all star cast it might fall flat. I thought Emma Watson was delightful and Dan Stevens somehow managed to make the Beast sexy. He brought charm and fun to an otherwise dark character.
With that being said, I want to touch on some of the original loop holes.
- Can we all acknowledge that in the original, Prince Adam was 11 when he was cursed. What 11 year old isn’t a little bit of a punk?
- Why would everyone stay with the Prince after his transformation?
- How did this even happen? Where were his parents? Why was no one raising him to be a better person?
- How is it possible for him to not tell every person there “Hey man, stop calling me beast! It’s offensive! I have a name. Call me Adam!”
- Why does LeFou always follow along with Gaston?
There are so many more, I know it. But it’s late, and I’m tired. The bright side is that several of the loop holes get filled in! I’m pretty happy with the movie overall. I felt like it took care of the issues from the original. But still stayed so true to the story. I enjoyed it so much, I’m likely to see it again this weekend!