Movie ‘Beauty And The Beast’ finally fixes story’s biggest plot holes
In the upcoming “Beauty and the Beast” there’s something there that wasn’t there before.
The original animated “Beauty and the Beast” is a masterpiece aka the type of stuff they keep in the Disney vault. It’s hard for any remake to live up to that, even with Emma Watson’s Hermione Granger magic.
But what magic the new movie lacks from the original, it makes up for in fan service.
For those who don’t remember, the original movie informs us the magic rose would bloom until the prince’s 21st year. The problem is the song “Be Our Guest” confirms it’s been 10 years since the prince was cursed for not letting the old-woman enchantress stay at his castle.
Thankfully, the team behind the live-action version thought about this and all our other unanswered questions, too.
- The confusing timeline finally gets fixed.
Disney apparently already attempted to fix the timeline with “Beauty and the Beast:
The new movie eliminates the old timeline, making the prince older when the curse happens and being vague on specifics of exactly how long the curse has been going.
- We finally find out about Belle’s mother.
Belle’s mom has always been a big mystery in “Beauty and the Beast.” Who was this woman that married crazy old Maurice, anyway?
In the upcoming movie, Belle’s mom becomes an emotional plot point, and fans finally find out exactly what happened to her.
- All those casual murders are explained.
Beast tells Belle to stay out of the West Wing, and, yeah, we get it. That place has the rose.
In the new movie, Belle holds a very normal-looking hairbrush in the castle and asks if everything is alive. The answer: It’s not. That’s just a hairbrush.
Since not every item is alive, all that broken stuff was probably just normal furniture that was already in the castle.
But by answering that question, the movie raises another one. Why aren’t all the items alive?
As The Huffington Post’s Matt Jacobs puts it, “Hairbrushes are people, too.”
Just because some items were always inanimate objects, it doesn’t mean they don’t deserve to sing along with everyone else.
- How did Belle get Beast on the horse?
One of the best scenes from the animated version is when Beast saves Belle from a hungry pack of wolves. That stuff is sick. But the scene also leaves us with a frustrating question: How the hell did Belle get a limp, injured Beast onto that horse? After the wolf attack, Belle somehow gets Beast onto the back of a horse and brings him back to the castle.
The movie fixes this, too. Belle just asks Beast to get up. Problem solved.
- We finally learn what Beast can do with a snowball.
It’s always seemed kind of lame that Beast makes a giant snowball and totally wastes it.
Get it together, dude.
In one of the standout moments from the movie, we finally get to see what happens when Beast throws a snowball, and it is glorious.
The new movie will never replace the original. It just can’t be done. But the live-action film does give the “tale as old as time” a bit of an update, and it’s enough to make us say, “Aw, Belle yeah.”