To begin with that yes I am late to the party, but there are no words to describe the love i have for Beauty and the beast (1991). That has been my favorite princess movie of all time and to see that there was a remake for this new generation is just wonderful. There were many other aspects that Bill Condon ingressed into the new version.
We live in a time where the LGBT community is mainly excepted in many parts of the world. And that is what made me so happy in this movie. LeFou (Josh Gad) that as you might already know as Gaston’s (Luke Evans) little servant and follower reveals his preference as one of the guys that was also revealed to be happy when the dresser dressed him up as a women. It shows how much we have evolved that we can now put it in movies and people don’t have to be ashamed anymore. Now there are controversies on why would they put that in a kids movie, but everyone has their own opinion on that matter.
Another wonderful thing that I loved, and most people would agree, how Belle (Emma Watson) was so perfectly portrayed as a strong independent women. Not afraid to be herself and be different; and the perfectly love story of finding the Beast who loves how different she is.
In my experience the remake was an over all a success. It was a new version for this generation that we are in. More excepting, understanding, and issues that have been in light where shined in the movie also. If you have yet to see the movie i recommend it immensely.