Daily Archives: December 15, 2011
A lot of these movies seem a lot darker after watching them again as an adult with my daughter.
Beauty and the Beast has to have the worst fairy godmother/witch/whatever the magic lady was at the beginning. Okay the guy was an ass, I get it, but you punished his entire workforce? There were like a hundred spoons and forks alone in the Be Our Guest musical number. When you throw in the people turned into plates, glasses, bowls, tables, mirrors…it gets up into the hundreds.
I assume everyone didn’t live in that one castle. Imagine all the families wondering why Ma or Pa never came home from work. The tea kettle had her grandson with her. His parents probably thought he was dead. They moved on and had another kid. I mean, what do you go home to after all those years of absence. Wives remarry. Houses are evicted. And all of this because your boss did something? Was she an evil fairy godmother or something?
Did the beast even learn anything? He was put into that situation in the first place because the witch wanted to teach him that things are not what they appear. So what did he do? He fell in love with the prettiest girl in town. Where’s the lesson? Now if she gains a bunch of weight after the wedding, pops out a couple of kids, divorces him and takes half the castle, gets child support and then a few years down the road he learns that the kids are really the candle stick guy’s then maybe that would be some kind of twisted lesson. Now that would be a tale as old as time.