My thoughts on the new Beauty and the Beast live action teaser trailer

We interrupt our scheduled content to bring you this announcement: the teaser trailer for the new live action version of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast has been released!  And I’m so excited.

I sneakily watched it on my lunch break at work (thereby wasting yet more of my precious and limited data limit).  I immediately wanted to chat about the trailer with everyone I met, but sadly most of my colleagues aren’t particularly bothered about Disney movies and Moogle seemed far less interested than I thought she’d be.

So I thought I’d whip up a quick blog post and share my initial thoughts with you:

  1. The Music – Oh my goodness, when those first haunting notes of that all too familiar melody started up, I swear I got goosebumps!
  2. When I was a kid, my favourite film by far was The Little Mermaid but as I get older I’m drawn to the classic romance of Beauty and the Beast.
  3. All those sweeping camera shots of the castle interior look incredible. I get the feeling this film is going to be pretty stunning, visually.
  4. When I first head the voiceovers for Cogsworth and Lumiere I thought they might have just used the original dialogue to save time. It was only on the second (and third) viewing that I could really tell they were the actors. (Who wouldn’t recognise Gandalf when they hear him?
  5. Although I don’t doubt Emma Watson will be great, I still don’t feel comfortable with her as Belle. I do wish Disney had chosen someone marginally less recognisable.  I couldn’t help my reaction of “why is Hermione staring at the rose?”
  6. They really weren’t kidding when they called it a “teaser”.  It falls at about 1min 20 and most of the is fade in/out so you barely see anything!  I want more!!!  Still, I suppose that’s the whole purpose of a teaser trailer – to heighten anticipation and it definitely worked on me.  I’m more excited than ever to see the next trailer, and then in March 2017, the whole film.

It’s going to be a really long wait.

Thank you for listening to my Disney fuelled ramblings.  Normal proceedings will resume shortly…

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