Beauty And The Beast is my all-time favorite Disney movie ever. I always related the most to Belle because she was smart and loved books and was a little bit weird, like myself. Belle didn’t have a problem with being odd and always stayed true to herself, which I loved so much about her.
She also made a lot of sacrifices for the sake of her family. I love my family and would like to think that I’d make the same kind of sacrifices for them. Even though Beauty And The Beast is thrilling and enchanting, looking at it as an adult is kind of scary.
Here are 7 things from Beauty And The Beast that are just not okay:
That Beastiality Isn't A Big Deal
Look, I know that it's amazing that true love between Belle and Beast broke the spell that had turned him into an animal. But we're all like "Aww Beast and Belle are so cute together" and we forget that he is literally an animal. And she is a human. That's not okay.
That A Guy With Serious Anger Issues Is Totes Cool
Beast has some really horrible anger issues, but whatevs you'd be upset if you were turned into a beast too. Yeah, I would. But he is borderline abusive, actually, he does starve Belle. Homeboy needs anger management and needs it fast.
That Stockholm Syndrome Is True Love
Belle has Stockholm Syndrome. There's no way around that. She falls in love with a manbeast who keeps her captive. It's not her fault, but it's really not as romantic as you think it is.
That Lying In Relationships Is Fine
Beast straight up lies to Belle. He could have just told her, "Hey so I'm a prince who was cursed and only true love can break the spell kthanks." Instead, he just doesn't tell her anything leaving her to think she's out of line by asking questions when she's held hostage in a mysterious castle.
Giving Up Your Dreams Ain't No Thang
Belle has dreams and goals! She wants to do things with her life. But stick her in a castle for a while, and she's totally cool to give up her entire life plan for some dude. Or beast. Whatever.
That You Can't Break Out Of A Type
Even though Belle doesn't date Gaston, she still sort of has a type, which is raging jerk. Gaston is disgusting, which Belle recognizes, but she still kind of flirts and puts up with him. And Beast has anger issues and is a jerk at first too. You don't have to keep dating jerks! Stop that.
That You Shouldn't Question A Guy With Talking Inanimate Objects
Belle's a smart gal. Why doesn't she question this further? It's WEIRD that there are talking candles and clocks and teacups. She's like "Oh magic YOLO, I love you!"
What do you think about Beauty And The Beast? Can you think of anything else wrong with the movie? Tell us in the comments!