People are raving about the live action remake of Beauty and the Beast, and then there’s me.
I don’t mean to be that critic, but I can’t help it! I still have yet to see the movie, but the previews brought a serious question to the front of my mind.
Why is Emma Watson’s character, Belle, speaking in an English accent, when the movie is set in France? This one thing irked me to my core. This then led me to think about the original Disney cartoon, and then it dawned on me. The cartoon version poses a number of questions as well.
For instance, why do we never learn the Beast’ actual name? How is Beast the prince, but no one knows where he’s been all this time? How is it that Belle falls in love with her kidnapper?
Luckily, I’m not alone in my seemingly critical observation of this classic fairy tale.
Check out the honest trailer of Beauty and the Beast above!