Beauty and the Beast (1991)

Director: Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise

Writer: Linda Woolverton (Screenplay) Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont (Original Story)

Starring: (Voice Talents) Robby Benson, Jesse Corti, Rex Everhart, Angela Lansbury, Paige O’Hara, Jerry Orbach

 

Plot: A young woman whose father has been imprisoned by a terrifying beast offers herself in his place, unaware that her captor is actually a prince, physically altered by a magic spell.

 

There may be spoilers the rest of the review

 

Verdict: Truly Classic Disney

 

Story: Beauty and the Beast starts as we learn the curse placed upon the Beast, who must wait until love can be felt before he can return to human form. In the small French town Belle is different to all the other girls, she enjoys reading and thinking for herself and lives with her inventor father. Belle has caught the attention of the town stud Gaston, the self-centred man that other woman dive at the feet off, but Belle is just not interested.

When Belle’s father goes missing she goes in search of him finding the Beast castle and being kept captive by the Beast and his living furniture. To escape the castle Belle must fall in love with the Beast but back home Gaston leads an attempted rescue for her. Can the fairy tale be cured and love found in an unlikely place?

 

Thoughts on Beauty and the Beast

 

Characters Belle is the typical strong lead female that wants to be independent unlike most of the other women she knows but only to find herself falling in love with the man kept her hostage. The Beast finds himself transformed in this form after not being accepting to other people, he is aggressive, grumpy and short tempered but once he opens up to Belle he could lift the curse. Gaston is the man all the women love and he believes he can have anything he wants and isn’t used to women rejecting him like Belle does, he is always planning to make it happen.

StoryThe story is about love, it is about love coming from a place you least expect it in fairy tale form. It would be fair to say there is a huge questionable flaw in this story because keeping a woman captive who then falls in love with you is creepy to say the least, but for the younger audience the story is perfect about finding a happy ending while being the strong independent woman.

Family/Musical/RomanceThe family can all enjoy this together because of the catchy musical numbers and the simple romance story.

SettingsEach setting shows us the different worlds Belle came from to be with the Beast showing the small-town girl could end up in a castle.

AnimationThe animation looks fantastic which adds to the fantasy animation you saw in the Disney films during the 90s.

Final ThoughtsThis is one film that the princess lovers will always love because it is about a normal girl that gets to be treated like a princess.

 

Overall: Wonderful fantasy romance film.

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ABC Film Challenge – What I Enjoyed in 2017 – X

What I Enjoyed in 2017

X

This month I won’t be doing reviews at all, just a small discussion on a character I was happy to see return in 2017

Character

Xander Cage

Why I’ve Picked this choiceIt would be fair to say that the XXX movies are good old fashion nonsense fun, the problem was that the second one was boring, they needed to bring back Xander Cage and it worked this was a lot of fun without taking itself too serious and the most part is down to the return of Xander, Vin Diesel offers more on an action front than Ice Cube so this is why it worked, we do get appearance from a host of action stars from around the world too.

2017 Award Best Sequel or Remake

2017 Award

Best Sequel or Remake

January is here and that means award season and for the whole of January I will be looking at a range of best and worst subjects, before going into what I think are the true best nominations.

NOMINATIONS

John Wick Chapter 2

Logan

Spiderman: Homecoming

War for the Planet of the Apes

Annabelle Creation

IT

Blade Runner 2049

Thor Ragnarok

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Winner

Thor Ragnarok

Reason – I have gone with the sequel that is the biggest improvement from the last instalment, this film re-created Thor in this MCU to make him one of the most cared about characters, we have the most laughs we have ever had in an MCU film and after a year of comic book movies hitting home runs every time, this is the stand out of them all.