Thursday, November 27, 2008

Things I learnt from Beauty & the Beast.

Now after listening to that song on Beauty & the Beast for the past 4 hours, I've had new disturbing revelations on my favourite-st Disney cartoon of all time.

1. Belle fell in love with Beast.

That's how the fairytale was supposed to go anyway. We knew how it was going to turn out. But, bless her kind bookworm heart, not Belle.

So she fell in love with a monster Yeti. Not how 1 would love a pet, but romantic feelings for something that's not human.

-- Staring lovingly into those baby blues.

*cough*Beast**lity*cough*. That is sooooooooooooooooooooooooooo wrong.

2. Physics

Just watch this. 2:54 into the clip.

"Belle, you came back!"

Awwwwwwwww swooooooooooooooon.

But wait. Did Beast, coming in at close to (at least) 200 pounds, not fall because Belle reached out and pulled him back? Because I thought the law of physics would meant Belle, who looked like she could use a Carl's Jr burger, would fall over the balcony edge because of how much Beast weighed.

Clearly love conquers physics.

3. Lumiere, Cogsworth, Mrs Potts, Chip and other assorted home furnishings

Belle and Beast shared meals together, and we all remembered how candlesticks could sing and dance and asked us to try the grey stuff because it's delicious, and if we didn't believe him we could ask the dishes.

Back to Belle and Beast sharing a meal together. On proper cutlery and perhaps the finest china that survived Beast's wrath in the castle. Chip is a teacup. Now, let's draw the 2 points together. Eating off plates using cutlery that were once possibly HUMAN if not for Beast Prince's stone cold heart.

They were eating food OFF ex-humans. Can I go eww now?

4. Magic.

Belle's father, Maurice, was an inventor. So I would say he was a man of science. How he grappled the reality that his son-in-law was a former monstrous looking animal, that's beyond me.

Enchantment and science. Enchantment = advanced science that could transform human to household items?

5. The ending of the movie

I suppose Belle and Beast Prince got married and like all newlyweds, they waltzed in their gigantic ballroom as smitten family and friends looked on.

Mmmm just a question, all those years that Beast Prince was a beast, did his friends and royal relatives not know about his predicament? And given his age and status, I thought they would have sent their fair royal daughters to him and propose marriage. Or something like that. They must know, and had kept away for fear of being ripped apart by his fangs.

Now that he was human, did he send out wedding invites to all those uncaring bastards who didn't find a more powerful witch to lift the curse? And did those people show up upon hearing that he was no longer a beast?

Only the innocence of a 10 year old could blind us from these disturbing questions and observations. To quote Beast, "Maybe it's better this way."

I still love Beauty & the Beast!


pinkypie_123 said...

Beauty and the Beast is my favourvite movie too!! X3

Living Storybook Princess said...

Beauty and the Beast is the best movie ever! and my thoughts about your last comment on how it's strange how so many people came to the wedding when they didn't care about the prince while he was a beast and why the beast invited them, well it's a great possibility that the whole crowd is just people who worked in the castle and were under the spell with the princes and some of them people who Belle invited and new and the prince didn't invite anyone at all.

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