Reviews: Beautyandthe Beast

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 didn’t love Belle at all. He didn’t 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 didn’t 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 “If you love somebody, set them free.” 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 Gaston’s life, and then Gaston deliberately chose to stab him in the back, causing the beast to accidentally make him fall to his death. He wasn’t 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, you’d kill someone too if he or she tried to kill you too,right?

That’s the end of my review.

Definitely a classic.

Beauty and the Beast is a beautifully animated film, telling the story of several odd individuals. Lead by a strong female protagonist and supported by the Beast, this classical fairy-tale tells the story of realizing one’s mistakes and working to fix them, with the help of a friend. The main characters undergo a large amount of character development during the span of the movie, complemented by the array of supporting characters, especially the castle’s servants. This creative idea, in Disney’s pristine decade, could have possibly been the base for Pixar’s 1995 hit film Toy Story. The movie’s complement of well-written characters and plot is completed by a truly memorable, emotional soundtrack, especially the main theme, named after the movie itself. Beauty and the Beast is filled with emotional moments, but always knows when to inject a little bit of humour to keep the mood light. This Disney classic comes across well to all ages, conveying the true meaning of Beauty and The Beast.

Beauty and the Beast is truly a “tale as old as time”, beautifully written and executed.