Disney knows they run a business in churning out nostalgia. After spending decades forming our childhoods, they are now spending our adult years in cashing in on that childhood they created. It’s with all that in mind that we head into the impending Beauty and the Beast movie.
We may have had a real vested interest in the likes of The Jungle Book and Cinderella, but neither of those really holds a candle to the amount of nostalgia our generation has for Beauty and the Beast. From all we’ve seen of the live-action remake so far, it is very clear that they are looking to transliterate that animated film to the big screen.
This latest trailer from the film certainly drives that very point home, as it is almost a beat-by-beat walkthrough of the plot we know and love from the original film. As such, I feel as though I need to warn you going into it. If you’re one of those folks who hates trailers that give away too much, then perhaps this is one best left unseen — especially if you plan on seeing the movie anyway. However, if you get a kick out of seeing the stellar sets and costumes used to bring this fairy tale to life, then by all means, have a look at the the last trailer for this faithful retelling.
The synopsis for Beauty and the Beast is as follows:
“Disney’s Beauty and the Beast is a live-action re-telling of the studio’s animated classic which refashions the classic characters from the tale as old as time for a contemporary audience, staying true to the original music while updating the score with several new songs. Beauty and the Beast is the fantastic journey of Belle, a bright, beautiful and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by a beast in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle’s enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast’s hideous exterior and realize the kind heart and soul of the true Prince within.”
“The film stars: Emma Watson as Belle; Dan Stevens as the Beast; Luke Evans as Gaston, the handsome, but shallow villager who woos Belle; Oscar® winner Kevin Kline as Maurice, Belle’s eccentric, but lovable father; Josh Gad as Lefou, Gaston’s long-suffering aide-de-camp; Golden Globe® nominee Ewan McGregor as Lumiere, the candelabra; Oscar nominee Stanley Tucci as Maestro Cadenza, the harpsichord; Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Plumette, the feather duster; six-time Tony Award® winner Audra McDonald as Madame Garderobe, the wardrobe; Oscar nominee Ian McKellen as Cogsworth, the mantel clock; and two-time Academy Award® winner Emma Thompson as the teapot, Mrs. Potts.”
What do you think of this trailer? Is this film shaping up to be everything you’d hoped for? Let us know in the comments down below!
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