Kristin Kreuk Appreciation Post.
So my friends and I just experienced the 3D re-release of Disney’s Beauty & the Beast. It was great as it always was, like i said with The Lion King the 3D was not needed however seeing it digitally remastered with surround sound was exciting as the last time I saw that film I was a little boy playing it off a VHS tape in my VCR, easily 10 years ago. I never cared for Beauty & the Beast. In my young child eyes it was simply a “girls movie”, it was all love and not a lot of action, Yuck! Now as a mushy romantic 20 year-old I watch it and am reminded that the curse of the Beast was placed on him (according to the sorceress), in his 21st year he would be stuck as a beast if he didn’t find love; otherwise the last petal on the rose would wilt and he would be trapped in the ugly (yet powerful) body. His 21st year. This year, 2012 is my 21st year on this planet. So I couldn’t help but notice that obvious parallel, a connection to the title character which I never had before. It was interesting that this year is a year I’m introduced to someone, handed a chance at a relationship that could very well turn into love. No one can predict that however, not even her or I just yet, it will just happen or it won’t either way I want to find out and I am excited for my future, our future(s). Although I am excited for the future I must not forget to remain in the now, to appreciate what I have right in front of me which is the whole world, my whole world, my whole life right in front of me. Not to say I had an epiphany during the film, it was an ordinary movie-going experience for me, but that one connection that brought me closer to the Beast intrigued me and made me appreciate the film much more. I don’t know if I’d ever have a “Belle” in my life. Don’t know if I want one either, keeping women hostage in your castle is frowned upon these days anyways. Also, having a creepy pervert magic mirror you just have to ask “SHOW ME THE GIRL!” and there she is is a bit too much power for me. I’d lose myself to masturbation with such magic lets face it. So I had a fun night out, great film with great people and I learned that even a “girls movie” can entertain the little boy in me I just needed to open my eyes to it and give it another try.
Never knew before that Tony Jay was the voice of Monsieur D’Arque…the slender, creepy bastard Gaston goes to when he needs help getting Belle to marry him, he pays him to lock up Belle’s father Maurice because he runs the insane asylum.