Last night Disney released the final trailer for their live-action version of Beauty and the Beast and, to be perfectly honest, this is the trailer that would probably convince my cynical heart to go see it in theaters.
The trailer does reveal the entire plot of the movie but, for those of us who are already familiar with the original animated classic, it should not matter. If it hasn’t already been figured out by now, this movie is all about tapping into our nostalgia. Why else would Disney have made the decision to do almost a scene by scene reboot of the film?
There are some minor changes made to Belle’s actions in the trailer that fit well with her character. Instead of being locked away by the Beast, she locks herself up in a way that embodies more of the self-sacrificing nature that the character has in the original fairytales depiction of her. Also, whether or not this is me reading into the character, Belle’s father appears less bumbling than his animated counterpart. Instead of being a crazed, intelligent loon, the depiction of him in the film seems more self-aware which I think suits what we’d expect from Belle’s father.
All in all, I think it’s a solid final trailer with some interesting tiny changes here and there.
The official synopsis is below:
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.
Beauty and the Beast stars Emma Watson as Belle, Dan Stevens as the Beast, Luke Evans as Gaston, Kevin Kline as Maurice, Belle’s father, Josh Gad as Lefou, Ewan McGregor as Lumiere, Stanley Tucci as Maestro Cadenza, Sir Ian McKellan as Cogsworth, and Emma Thompson as Mrs. Potts.
Make sure you check out the trailer below. Disney’s Beauty and the Beast will come to theaters on March 17 2017.