Skip to comments.Faithless Disney, Empty Malick [Beauty & the Beast]
Posted on 03/17/2017 10:48:21 AM PDT by C19fan
The classic 1946 French version of Beauty and the Beast (La Belle et la Bête) featured an opening epigraph that explained the concept behind director Jean Cocteaus live-action fairy tale: Children believe what we tell them. They have complete faith in us. That faith gets compromised in the new live-action musical Beauty and the Beast. Its attempt to sneakily indoctrinate children (and adults) into Disney Corporation banality recasts the nature of parent-child (and Hollywood-consumer) relations so that that bond is subsumed in state-sponsored political correctness. This new version with its feminist Belle (Emma Watson), a crude, chauvinist-male Beast (Dan Stevens), and a diverse underclass of servants and objects-come-to-life (performed by Josh Gad, Audra McDonald, Emma Thompson, Ewan McGregor) is a fairy tale that confuses liberal social engineering with magic.
(Excerpt) Read more at nationalreview.com ...
Its goal is to create a generation of political camp-followers, nonthinkers, and future Broadway tourists in short, miseducated consumers.
68% on Rotten Tomatoes. That is not good for a Disney movie. Almost as bad as John Carter a few years ago.
Surprised that National Review would actually state the 1991 version was awful (not that I disagree with them. If anything, yeah, I have to agree it was pretty bad, especially when they turned Belle into a snob in that movie, not to mention those triplets that fawned over Gaston came across as being a LOT closer to the beauty in and out than Belle did, in both areas, I should add, and came across as feminist propaganda well before the 2017 version doubled down on it).
And yeah, the 2017 version doubled down on the left-wing tripe that the 1991 version already (the latter of which was all Jeffrey Katzenberg and especially Linda Woolverton’s fault).
Original 1991 - 93% Rotten Tomatoes
Last night we watched on tv the Disney movie from the mid 60s, Follow Me Boys, Fred MacMurray as a Boy Scout master down through the years. I had seen the movie years ago but last night marveled at how both Disney and the Scouts have changed for the worse. Neither are recognizable today from what was in the movie.
I actually liked the 1991 animated version (though I much prefer the Cocteau film). My main problem with this “new” version is that it’s just another pointless remake. I think it is terribly unoriginal of Disney to remake animated classics with live actors and CGI effects. I guess live-action Pinocchio and Snow White cannot be far behind.
Pretty brutal review, as though he’s more interested in trashing the idea of it than reviewing the movie itself.
In his rage, he couldn’t even spell “Olaf” (as in the _Frozen_ snowman) right. ...unless there’s some inside joke about “Orlof”.
I liked the 1991 version, especially Angela Lansbury and the title song.
I’m trying to come to grips with the remakes. Thing is, today’s young audience is starting out life watching photorealistic animations, instead of hand-drawn 2D. Yes, the originals had their own charm, but may not be aging as well as thought by those of us who grew up on them. The lead article spends nearly as much time lambasting the 2D 1991 version as it does vomiting on the latest. While the Cocteau version was magnificent for its time (and doubly so with Philip Glass’s replacement soundtrack), few audiences would endure it today.
They’re great stories at core. They’ve been retold for many generations. It’s time to retell them again.
I used to like the film myself. To some degree, I still do (I thought Beast was awesome in that flick), and Mrs. Potts was definitely sympathetic as intended.
However, that doesn’t change that there was plenty wrong with the 1991 film, many of them even being the same problems people complained about the 2017 film, especially the radical feminist bits.
Disney used to be a wholesome, family oriented company. They have been coasting on that reputation (and inserting their PC crap) for a couple of decades now. I suspect that Disney, along with many other ‘institutions’ of our formerly respectable America, will start failing soon. And they will ask why. And they have no one to blame but themselves.
Not if we have anything to say about that. All we need to do is get the liberals in those places fired and then take over their spots and make sure those places get cleaned up and back to what they ONCE promoted and not the PC dredge they are promoting currently.
don’t waste your money.
The ENTIRE synopsis will be online by the end of the day.
there is no reason to see this PC turkey.
The Disney reputation has been tarnished by young stars wanting to break out their individuality. I am sad that so many young women fell that debasing themselves is the answer. Look at Miley Cyrus, Britney Spears and now, Emma Watson. Long ago, Walt Disney asked Annette Funicello to please not appear in a bikini. Can you just imagine Annette ever saying something like ‘what do my ti*s have to do with feminism?’ (Quote Emma Watson when asked why she would show up in an ad, half naked, if she were really a feminist). The Left has done a pretty thorough job of destroying the wholesomeness of the American image.
BTW anyone can submit the synopsis so a conservative could submit the synopsis in order to not have the PC BS concealed.
Unfortunately, The Entertainment Industry is sort of a ‘closed set’. Libs ire Libs. And they mostly don’t want ANY Conservative input.
Walt Disney took fairy tales and made them into wonderful timeless movies for kids.
Now the DISNEY CORP takes these wonderful tales and makes them into “FAIRY” tales.
No doubt Gaston, when he finds Lefou has the hots for him, will cry...”GIVE ME BACK MY BEAST’S GIRL!”
Knowing Disney, in 25-30 years they will “introduce new animations based on the beloved live action movies, and the animated movies which inspired them” to a whole new audience.
They honestly could probably make as much money, just re-releasing the 1991 version with updated sound and remastered film.
Last night we saw “A Dog’s Purpose”.
Never cried so much during a movie. It is a great piece of work. And made me happy they still make wholesome movies like that.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.