Monday, November 14, 2016

Trailer Break: Beauty and the Beast


Ok, so as most of you probably know, I consider 1991's Beauty and the Beast to be one of the greatest films of all time.  I have been quietly skeptical about this live adapatation despite fawning over it having the cast to put an end to all casts because it's so perfect (Belle aside), but this trailer is everything I could have ever hoped it would be.  Sure, it looks like a pretty 'on point' retelling of Disney's gem (although that glimpse of Maurice plucking the rose brought back La Belle et la Bete memories) but the amount of chills this trailer gave my body does not lie.  MY BEATING HEART!  The effects look remarkable, and you can pencil this in for some serious Cinematography/Art Direction/Costume Design consideration at next year's Oscars.  This looks, in a word, magical.

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  1. I'm always skeptical of remakes, especially ones like this, but this looks absolutely fantastic! I'm totally on-board with this/anything Emma Watson does!

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    1. YAY! I'm so happy I'm not the only one who thinks this looks so good!

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  2. So this about sums up my reaction to this remake: https://youtu.be/4MjFLDjgVNw?t=5087

    But seriously, to me it just looks like it's trying to be the animated version, doesn't really have much of it's own identity... am I being too negative? XD Also, a Disney (or was it Pixar?) release I'd love to see is Incredibles 2 cos, y'know, the first Incredibles is like, one of my favorite movies EVER.

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    1. Incredibles 2 is on the horizon, or so I hear!

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    2. Best super hero movie ever! <3

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  3. I'm a bit excited for this one. I haven't found an Emma Watson movie I like besides the Harry Potter series, but this role seem to fit her.

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    1. I'm not sure this fits her, to be honest, but I'm willing (and hoping) to be surprised.

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    2. I thought she was great in This Is The End, but then again, she is playing an exaggerated version of herself.

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    3. LOL, I forgot about her in that. She was great.

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  4. Looks pretty sweet huh? I can't wait to see Watson back in a blockbuster because some of her more recent stuff has been iffy at best.

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    1. Watson has yet to prove herself to me, to be honest. I loved her in The Bling Ring...but that's it. I hope she can carry this, because her performance could tank the film if it isn't great.

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  5. I agree, I was skeptical but this look like it would be pretty good.

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  6. Eh it makes me sad that the company which caters mostly to children is motivated by greed so evidently these days. Mass produced 'new' versions of classic tales with same atrocious color pallette, generic CGI and I'm sure some flying crap just to justify CGI. The casting other than Watson is great but other than that it looks like same shitty mediocre exploitation of people's wallets by Disney

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    1. My reaction to this trailer may very well be colored by my absolute adoration of the Disney animated film.

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  7. OK..I love Fairy Tales and am eager to see this one. This is more on cue with the animated masterpiece than the Cocteau masterpiece but OOoOOHH it looks great. Who would you have chosen to play Belle?

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    1. Belle isn't your typical Disney princess. She's strong-willed, independent and courageous. She also FEELS so deeply...I would have went with an actress who displays confidence more authentically. Honestly, Jennifer Lawrence seems like a pretty good fit.

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  8. I haven't yet gotten on the bandwagon for these live-action Disney remakes, but I'm sure they bring a lot of joy to a lot of people!

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    1. I'm not all in for them...but The Jungle Book was beautiful and Cinderella was a vast improvement on the overrated Disney classic, so I'm happy with both of those. This one has a LOT to live up to, and I don't expect it to top Disney's masterpiece, but this trailer has me hopeful that it will at least try really, really hard.

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    2. The trailer for The Jungle Book does look stunning. By coincidence, I caught up with Cinderella (1950) this year, and I agree it’s overrated. The animals are cute but have too much screen time. It’s ridiculous the stepmother can’t recognize her own stepdaughter when she dances right in front of her at the ball. I don't like the message that if you are beautiful you can escape oppression. She doesn't even have to work for her emancipation. Visually it still looks great though and Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo is a memorable tune.

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    3. The live action remake last year, as well as the Drew Barrymore Ever After, are MUCH better.

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  9. Beauty and beast is one of best movie. I will watch it online when available.

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  10. It looks visually stunning and the casting for the most part is pretty neat. I wish they had gotten Gugu Mbatha-Raw to play Belle, though instead of Watson.

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    1. Gugu would have been a wonderfully inspired choice for Belle!

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  11. Look. I LOVE the animated Beauty & The Beast more than anything, but this... I'm confused by this trailer.

    For one thing, it's one of those trailers for a musical that doesn't show that it's a musical, which is SO WEIRD since everyone knows that it's a musical - why hide it? Especially when the songs are so DAMN GOOD.

    And then there's the design. I don't know.... this looks over-designed to me, and not in a good way. I mean, Cinderella did too, but it ended up playing much better in the full movie than in the trailer, so perhaps it won't look so gaudy in context. But still. I'm ever so slightly worried.

    Don't get me wrong, though. I'm still buying a ticket on opening night.

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    1. LOL, I just watch this trailer and see magic...but I get the worry, trust!

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  12. I have heard from several people, and read comments, that this is just a retelling. I was even told, "its shot by shot the animated version." Then I watched the trailer. I see it, but I also see the differences. Sure the ballroom scene looks exactly like the animated version, but if Titanic was remade, don't you think they would have the iconic Leo and Kate spreading their arms scene? To me, scenes like that, even recreated, envoke that sense of nostalgia and love that you had for the original. Enough rambling, I am excited for it!

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    1. Yeah, I see differences (the rose garden scene with Maurice is NOT in the animated film but in the French version) and so I'm stoked to see how the combine the two.

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  13. Side note: Don't forget the Vincent Cassel-Lea Seydoux one finally had a US release this year, so keep it in mind for the upcoming Fistis. ;)

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    1. I need to bump that to the top of my queue!

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