If you were a kid anytime after 1991 then it's a safe bet that you grew up watching Beauty and the Beast. You know it, you love it, and it turns out it's all so very wrong. If you don't believe me, check out a new video that proves it. In honor of this weekend's live-action remake, CinemaSins has taken aim at the animated classic version of the film and as it turns out, the movie has a number of issues you probably don't remember. Check it out.
As is per usual with CinemaSins, many of the ways the movie sins are minor details that aren't necessarily that important. Although I'll never be able to watch the opening again and ever not notice the gears on Belle's roof are turning the wrong way. However, the video also does point out a handful of issues that the plot of Beauty and the Beast obviously has, and have been brought up over the years since the film was released.
First off, you have the fact that if the curse has been in place for 10 years and the Beast has until he turns 21 to break the curse, the implication is that the kid was 10 years old when the curse was placed. Can you really blame a 10-year-old for being a dick to a stranger? 10-year-olds are pretty much dicks to everybody, they haven't learned to not be dicks yet. Also, is every plate and cup a person that got turned into an object? The fact that not all of them kept the ability to speak is fairly terrible, and exactly what did they do to deserve being cursed?
On a side note, the new live-action Beauty and the Beast actually deals with some of these issues, but you'll have to see it to find out how.
It's not all bad, however. CinemaSins removes a chunk of sins a couple of times during the film just because Beauty and the Beast really is just a legitimately good film. The first time is when "Be Our Guest" is performed because that song is simply one of the best musical numbers in the history of Disney, something we agree on. The second time is during the famous dance scene. Although in this case, the reward is not for the song, but the camera work, which is truly amazing. Beauty and the Beast was one of Disney's earliest forays into the use of computers to aid with animation. We can thank those computers for being able to create such amazing scenes.
When it's all said and done Beauty and the Beast ends up with 101 sins and a verdict of being Candlestuck, which, based on the feather duster sounds that accompany it, is not a state you want to find yourself in.
Beauty and the Beast is still a great movie, though it, like any movie, isn't without flaws. How does CinemaSins impact your viewing of the film. Let us know in the comments.
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CinemaBlend’s resident theme park junkie and amateur Disney historian, Dirk began writing for CinemaBlend as a freelancer in 2015 before joining the site full-time in 2018. He has previously held positions as a Staff Writer and Games Editor, but has more recently transformed his true passion into his job as the head of the site's Theme Park section. He has previously done freelance work for various gaming and technology sites. Prior to starting his second career as a writer he worked for 12 years in sales for various companies within the consumer electronics industry. He has a degree in political science from the University of California, Davis. Is an armchair Imagineer, Epcot Stan, Future Club 33 Member.