Top 10 Things I Noticed Watching Beauty & The Beast As An Adult

February 9, 2012 at 9:20 am

Top 10 Things I Noticed Watching Beauty & The Beast As An Adult

TALE AS OLD AS TIME…

I was 8 when I first saw Beauty and the Beast in theaters.  20 years later, I sat down in a theater again to experience the Disney animated classic in 3D.  The verdict?  It’s still an amazing movie.  That was never really in question.  I purchased the blu ray a few months back and it’s amazing how I still remember all the words to the songs.

“Noooooooo ooooooone… Plots like Gaston.  Takes cheap shots like Gaston…”

I suppose the majority of people from my generation who grew up with Disney movies understand the nostalgia I felt sitting in the theater as an adult.  The real question was the 3D which honestly didn’t add that much to the experience.  Still, it was great to see it on the big screen again.  Especially since I have virtually no memory of my first viewing.

Yet, I couldn’t help but notice a few things I would have never picked up as a child.  I definitely enjoyed the film but you take things a little more seriously as an adult.  Indeed there’s something there that wasn’t there before…

BONUS: Is that a Wilhelm scream I heard during the final battle between men and enchanted castle furniture?

10. All the enchanted creatures seemed awfully positive about a girl being held captive in the castle at first.  I understand they have high hopes she will break the curse…  But constantly trying to cheer her up knowing she is being held against her will?  … I suppose it all worked out.

The Top 10 things I noticed watching beauty and the beast as an adult

9. At some point when Gaston is plotting to have an innocent man committed you would think someone would say: “You’re kind of an ass Gaston.”

Top 10 Things I Noticed Watching Beauty & The Beast As An Adult

8. For someone who loves books Belle seemed perfectly okay with that sheep tearing off a page.

Top 10 Things I Noticed Watching Beauty & The Beast As An Adult

7. Isn’t Mrs. Potts a little old to have such a young child?

Top 10 Things I Noticed Watching Beauty & The Beast As An Adult

6. When Gaston falls to his death, I couldn’t help but wonder how long he had to fall before exploding on the ground.  It was a long way down.

Top 10 Things I Noticed Watching Beauty & The Beast As An Adult

5. When Lumiere and Babette are messing around behind the curtain she says “I’ve been burned by you before.”  That’s a very serious accusation to make… Isn’t it?

Top 10 Things I Noticed Watching Beauty & The Beast As An Adult

4. If I was Lefou, I wouldn’t let Gaston punch me in the face and get away with it so many times.  And I certainly wouldn’t risk hypothermia for the guy.

Top 10 Things I Noticed Watching Beauty & The Beast As An Adult

3. The whole girl in love with an animal thing…  It’s very much like the day I realized that Pepe La Pew was kind of a creep…

Top 10 Things I Noticed Watching Beauty & The Beast As An Adult

2. As far as horses go…  Phillipe kind of sucks.

Top 10 Things I Noticed Watching Beauty & The Beast As An Adult

1. I would never get a book on the top shelf in that library.

Top 10 Things I Noticed Watching Beauty & The Beast As An Adult

Check out this old school making of documentary:

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