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I love this movie, but HOW can anyone sympathize with Gaston??!
I always read the book version of the movie when I was a girl, but I watched the movie for the first time last year and I loved it. Although I disliked the accidental aesops delivered when it comes to relationships, I still managed to enjoy everything....

Now to my rant about the Draco In Leather Pants, Gaston.

People who support Gaston after watching the movie are completely missing the point of the movie! Gaston is a villain because of his narcissism and his own selfish desires! He really didnít love Belle at all. He didnít see her as a woman, he saw her as an object. Gaston thought that just because he was handsome, he deserved the most beautiful girl, so he kept on pestering Belle and took drastic measures to get her, even if it did involve locking her father in an asylum and killing the Beast, even though the Beast didnít do anything wrong to him!

Belle was more than justified to reject him. People complain about girls choosing assholes, but you would support a nice girl like Belle marrying an asshole like Gaston? Hypocrite much. Gaston did not suffer from a broken heart, he suffered from a broken ego. You know the saying ďIf you love somebody, set them free.Ē Well if Gaston really loved Belle, he would have left her alone with the Beast instead of trying to kill the Beast.

Gaston brought his death on himself. The Beast spared Gastonís life, and then Gaston deliberately chose to stab him in the back, causing the beast to accidentally make him fall to his death. He wasnít killed because he was a douche, he was killed because he attempted to kill the Beast and what the Beast did (accidentally, mind you) was self-defense. I mean, youíd kill someone too if he or she tried to kill you too,right?

Thatís the end of my review.

The thing is that there were many things wrong with the beast, all the story seems a lot less romantic when you remember he's keeping her prisoner. However, this doesn't change the fact that Gaston is everything you mentioned, and that this is a clear case of Dracoin Leather Pants.
comment #18572 marcellX 21st Mar 13
People who support Gaston are mostly joking in my experience. The issue is the Beast has his own issues [he is at least slightly abusive initially for understandable reasons] and a sympathetic interpretation can be given to Gaston but it's made pretty clear within the film itself that it's mostly Gaston's ego doing the footwork. Some sympathy might be given that he tried to save her before it turned into a thing about murdering the beast out of jealousy.

Overall, the Draco in pants is mostly from Gaston having an awesome song about how awesome he is. Narratively, it shows why he is horrible but from my own part watching, I thought it was a cool song and he scored points in my book for it. Now, if the question of "If you were Belle would you want to date this guy" is a very different question which often overlooked for "Who did you enjoy watching more?"
comment #18574 Fauxlosophe 21st Mar 13
Even thought he Beast wasn't better or worse, Gaston is still a villain. Unlike the Beast, Gaston had zero redeeming qualities. Gaston only saved her for his own selfish reasons, so the Beast couldn't have her...I bet he could care less about the village if Belle didn't exist. There are some fans who only sympathize with him because he got rejected, not because of his song (no offense, and BTW, the song is a popular meme).

Me, I think the movie gave bad lessons about staying with guys with bad tempers, but that doesn't mean that Gaston is a Designated Villain or a "Saint."
comment #18578 MsCC93 21st Mar 13
Yes, and I guess pestering a girl you like, locking her and her father away in an asylum, and attempting to murder someone who hasn't done anything to people is a great way to show you love someone.
comment #18583 MsCC93 23rd Mar 13
They think he's hot. That's pretty much it.
comment #18587 Patworx 23rd Mar 13
Pat is right, as sad and as unfortunate as that is. That reasoning is the reason why crap like Twilight exists.
comment #18888 qtjinla15 14th Apr 13
A lot of the Gaston sympathy is based on "everybody is Jesus in purgatory" or wild mass guessing
comment #18905 son 15th Apr 13
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