Posted on 2/10/11 11:08 AM
The plot follows a selfish prince who gets his punishment by being turned into a hideous beast. He soon kidnaps a innocent old man. The man's daughter, named Belle, goes out to rescue him but is enslaved by the beast. While working in the beast's lair, she falls in love with him and finds the good in him.
"Beauty and the Beast" is declared as a Disney masterpiece by many, but not by me. I really dislike this film. The characters are all messed up. Belle's so-called beautiful looks (I don't think she's pretty!) get in the way of her personality. She is so stupid! We can see where Stephanie Meyer got her inspiration for the Bella Swan character in "Twilight". Bella is much smarter than Belle, BTW. How on Earth can you fall in love with your father's kidnapper and then waste your intellegence finding the good in him?! Belle has her heart where her brain is supposed to be for Pete's sake! The beast was a butthole from the start. He dosen't deserve to get his curse lifted at the end.
The plot and characters are the main issue for me. They annoy me so much. The only "realistic" characters in this were the talking household objects.
However, the music and animation is really well-done. The lyrics to the songs are great and the animation is pretty extravagant.
This film has poor characters and a dissapointing plot. "Beauty and the Beast" has always been one of my least favorite fairytales, along with "The Princess and the Pea". All the RT reviewers and critics are out of their minds! A 92% fresh?! No, no, no, no!
I will never show love for the film and the story. But I must say, that new movie, "Beastly", which is a modern take on the story, looks like "Star Wars" when compared to this!
Overrated and stupid.