24 March 2011

Beauty and the Beast (1991)


It's not right for a woman to read. Soon she starts getting *ideas*, and *thinking*...
So basically: Belle, an intelligent young woman, trades herself for her father's life when he is taken hostage by an evil beast. Locked up in the beast's castle, she finds herself surrounded by enchanted household items who help her calm the beast and show the world the man he is inside.

Yey Stockholm Syndrome! I hate the people who say that. I mean, as a kid, you obviously don't know about Stockholm Syndrome and it's just a magical, musical, love story. And once you're old enough, you understand that, ok, maybe it is a bit wonky, but hey, it's still a magical, musical, love story. The characters are wonderful and really bring the story to life, Lumiere and Cogworth, especially. Stop hating on this film ok? It's Disney, we all know how terrible they are, but we all know the real world isn't like that!

Oh, watch an older version! They apparently cleaned it up on the DVD or something, and it doesn't look right! But, yes, it is the only Disney princess film on the list - that I recall - and frankly, there should be more!

Ziggi seal of approval!