Beauty and The Beast: adventure?

Dear Diary,

I saw it. I saw the movie, the new installment of Beauty and the Beast yesterday. It was a wonderful, beautiful movie with a happy ending. However, the point of my post is not that happy, sunny, all-tie-together-nicely.


My point is… what’s the point? What was the point of looking for an adventure for ‘much more than this provincial life’ only to end up in the far away castle cut out from the rest of the world firstly by cold and snow and lastly by happy marriage and many responsibilities of a princess. Was this exactly what Beauty meant when she ached for ‘more’ and ‘out there’?

Really? Can you honestly tell me that that was it? One and only. The point and the dream. The all attaining glory and adventure. THAT WAS IT.

In Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, a live-action adaptation of the studio’s animated classic, Emma Watson stars as Belle and Kevin Kline is Maurice, Belle’s father. The story and characters audiences know and love are brought to life in this stunning cinematic event…a celebration of one of the most beloved tales ever told.

I don’t believe it. Belle is my favourite Disney Princess ever. I love her for her bookishness, her thirst for knowledge, her passion for books and reading. I love her for her honesty and maximalism, for her devotion and sincerity. I adore her for her naivety and her wisdom. And I respect her for her strength, devotion and determination. But, I cannot, for the life of Disney, believe that life in the castle is the one and only adventure Belle was looking for. What’s the point, I ask? Where is the point?

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Can anyone tell me? Or it’s simply because there is only so much of screen time. And that screen time needs to have the begining, the middle and the end. But then again, they (filmmakers) managed to do something with Alice and give her more promise and more adventures.

Am I getting jaded? Too cynical? Too old? Too set in my ways? Am I not seeing something here? Could you please point me in the right direction?

Emma Watson as Belle was supposed to be all for #girlpower, wasn’t she? What is it that Beast can give her that is so much more than outside world, universe, infinite possibilities?

Please share your thoughts…

3 thoughts on “Beauty and The Beast: adventure?

  1. I just can’t bring myself to be excited for Emma Watson as Belle anyway. From personality to physical appearance (all be it beautiful) she’s not ever who I pictured to play my beloved princess. I’ve yet to get a chance to see it, but I’ll definitely keep you in mind when I finally make it that way.

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  2. In my opinion, I didn’t like Emma Watson as Belle. In some parts of the movie, I felt like her acting was a little amateurish. I kept thinking about high school plays and how they acted. I just felt like she didn’t fully get into her role, like I could tell she was just reading the lines.

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