Happy Easter everybody! I hope you all enjoyed your long weekend. Maybe you spent some time with family, or ate your way through the endless supply of chocolate in your cupboard.. (Totally the latter, right?) 😀
Anyway, today I’ll be doing a movie review on Disney’s newest release, ‘Beauty and the Beast’ which was available for viewing in cinemas from the 23rd of March this year.
Two words: Worth it. Yes, worth it. At the time, the film had more than topped the US box office with a total revenue of over a billion! I had heard from friends and family that it was a good view, but didn’t think too much of it as fairytales aren’t usually what I go for. I’m definitely more into the whole crime/thriller genre when it comes to what I like to read and watch, but I do enjoy the odd magical movie (Read: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them) so I figured I’d see something different this time around.
I’ll be honest, I wasn’t a big fan of the animated version of Beauty and the Beast, but this was just right. The storyline didn’t really undergo any radical changes but was told with a real freshness and charm. You know, good vibes all around! In my opinion, having two versions of the movie is definitely better than just having one, so there’s something for everyone here. It was definitely a magical movie, captivating without being tedious (as some long movies can get..)
In my opinion, having two versions of the movie is definitely better than just having one, so there’s something for everyone here. It was definitely a magical movie, captivating without being tedious (as some long movies can get..)
There’s no question in saying that this was surely one of Disney’s best films, unlike the rest. ‘Oh, prince charming, save me.’
‘Oh, prince charming, save me.’
How many times have we heard that line or something similar? And this is why I love this movie. There are no princes rushing to save damsels in distress. Why? Because over time, along with the recognition of women’s rights have come many more changes. We as a society are less sexist and have learned to ignore gender stereotypes. The world is moving forward, so we’ve no choice but to do the same. The whole storyline is so empowering and gives a really good message: You can be a girl and not need saving.
The protagonist, Belle, is one princess we should all aspire to be like. Assertive, brave, with high standards and dreams of our own.
Because, well, wake up world. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ll know this is 2017 and things work differently.
Welcome Equality. You are no better or worse than anybody else.