I know there are many of you - actually millions of you - who are excited about the new Beauty and the Beast movie and that I am not alone! If you are keen on the original animated movie, I bet you are wondering what the new live action version starring Emma Watson will be like. Questions like will Disney follow the original storyline, will the films be similar and will you be pleased or disappointed are likely running through your mind.
Well, it is early times yet but I just uncovered a helpful Youtube video, which nicely compares the two movie trailers: the one from the original animated movie release in 1991 and the one from the upcoming 2017 live action movie. If the video is any indication, I think we have the right to be excited.
Disney has been doing the movie remakes so far in a way that generally pleases the fans. The animated movies that have been brought to life to date include Cinderella, The Jungle Book and Alice In Wonderland. Personally, I was not totally thrilled by Alice in Wonderland but that is another story.
Disney's reboots are proving so successful that there are rumours of upcoming remakes for the films Dumbo, Pinocchio, The Little Mermaid and a Sword In The Stone. As Uproxx says, Disney seems to have adapted an "If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it" frame of mind. That works for me and I bet it works for you, too.
Judging by response to the initial trailer for Emma Watson's version of Beauty and the Beast, this live action movie may be the best of them all. According to The Hollywood Reporter, when the Beauty and the Beast trailer was released last week it had 91.8 million views in 24 hours, which meant that it beat out response to the Star Wars: The Force Awakens video, which had 88 million views in 24 hours. The Beauty and the Beast trailer is therefore the fastest viewed video ever on YouTube. Watch it for yourself here:
Are you excited? I am. The trailer, although very short, really is magnificent. It looks like we have a great movie to look forward to.
at the movies!