Tale as old as time indeed.
Disney has dropped the newest trailer for live-action Beauty and the Beast remake and it’s really awesome. If you missed it for some whatever reason, I have the video up there because I’m nice like that. The trailer looks like a wonderful update of the animated classic, and it seemingly fixed a plot hole from the original as well. It’s truly a recon as hold as time.
In the original Beauty and the Beast, the narrator states that the prince has until his 21st birthday to undo the curse that transformed him into the Beast, and in the song “Be Our Guest,” Lumiere sings that “ten years we’ve been rusting, needing so much more than dusting.” If we do the math, it means that the prince was only eleven when he was cursed to be the Beast. Okay, where are his parents? Why is he in charge of the castle? A little kid is cursed for turning away the beggar? And why does the Prince’s portraits look like he’s an adult? What’s going on here?
Well, it seems like Disney has noticed their mistake and seemingly fixed it in this film. In the new trailer it shows a portrait of not only the pre-transformation Beast, but an age-appropriate little kid alongside his parents. More interestingly, both prince and his father have claw marks over their faces, but not the mother. It’s possible that the movie will suggest Beast’s father is the one who turns away the beggar to bring the curse upon the castle. This way it softens the Beast’s character, and making him a more sympathetic character suffering from his father’s selfishness. He’s no longer the jerky dude who keeps young girl prisoner and forces her to fall in love with him- oh wait, he’s still that.
So what do you guys think? Do you like the changes? Are you looking forward to see the film? Will you be rewatching the animated film now? I know I will. Let’s discuss in the comments below.