Last night our son came home from work and asked if he could take us to see a movie. Going to the movies aggravates my pain issues so we had not been to the movies in over a year. We accepted.
He took us to a very nice theater that has recliners for seating. Can you believe it? It was quite comfortable especially for me and my chronic pain. Georgia Theater Company.
And now, about the movie ……
Beauty and the Beast.
I found the movie to be wonderful.
The story stayed close to the original storyline, yet adding backstory on both Belle and the Beast explaining a lot of things left unanswered in the animated version. The cinematography was awesome. The music was wonderful, even the new songs were appropriate and fitting.
The film was refreshingly new.
While the storyline was the same, the added scenes and twists made it like watching a new love story. I especially loved the ending; the spell is broken and the relationship between the castle and the townspeople is revealed. No more info because I don’t want to spoil it for you.
Unquestionably, my 20-year old daughter and I both loved it and believe it’s worth seeing AGAIN!
I’ve always felt that one can learn and teach values from nearly any book or film.
Here are a few points I would find as teaching points if I still had young children at home.
- Bad attitudes and pride will separate you from your friends and your family.
- Bullies normally have sad or bad events in their lives causing their bad attitude, look deep before you judge.
- Kindness almost always wins out over bullies.
- If your child even notices the presence of a gay man, use this opportunity to talk about these issues as they will certainly be exposed to it sooner than later.
Finally, my advice is just to go see it and decide for yourself.
I found it wonderfully entertaining.