While we were all busy opening up presents and engaging with our family members yesterday, Disney’s live-action Beauty and the Beast received an extended TV spot just for Christmas.
This extended cut of the movie focuses on the complex relationship between Belle (Emma Watson) and the Beast (Dan Stevens). The relationship between these two characters is one that we’ve come to analyze and scrutinize since the debut of the animated film 20 or so years ago. Although some have argued that the relationship is an example of Stockholme’s Syndrome, it is much more than that in the Disney interpretation. Both make complex decisions to arrive at the point where they have to live with one another and, as a result, they learn that there is much more beneath the surface than their exterior appearances.
The summary that I made for the film here is as follows:
Maurice (Kevin Kline), Belle’s Father, stumbles upon the Beast’s (Dan Stevens) castle. Belle (Emma Watson) comes to the castle and exchanges her life for her Father’s due to the love and affection she has for him. Over time as Belle learns that the Beast isn’t as cranky and evil as he appears to be, they fall in love. However, things aren’t calm back at Belle’s village. Gaston (Luke Evans) is riling up the villagers to go attack the castle because the Beast has Belle.
Check out the extended TV Spot below and let us know what you think.
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast will come to theaters on March 17 2017.