They mention that the Beast was originally a 'Prince', but Prince of what? France? This region of France? If he was the ruler of this area, why does no one seem to know or care that their Prince suddenly disappeared one night, or have any knowledge of him or his GIANT ENCHANTED CASTLE located a mere half-day's horseride away from the town (albeit in a ruthlessly wolf-infested forest)?"Hey didn't we used to have a Prince governing us? Whatever happened to that dude? Ah well, guess Gaston's our mayor now since he's literally double the height of every other human in this city."
I get why Gaston insists on assaulting wooing Belle for most of the film: He's a giant brash buffoon who wants to romantically-conquest the prettiest girl in town and won't let his pride be dissuaded by her obvious disinterest.
But that said, after he's rejected millions of times by Belle, he tries to blackmail her into marrying him by using her father, which is insane for two reasons (on top of also just being an insane thing to do):
1) If he cons Belle into marrying him, it makes his reputation look a BILLION times worse than if he just gets rejected by her, and
2) WHAT DOES HE THINK THEIR MARRIAGE IS GOING TO BE LIKE? Is Belle so much prettier than the three swooning girls in multicolored dresses that Gaston wants to spend the rest of his life with her as his prisoner, hating him even more than she did before he blackmailed her into marrying him?
What I'm saying is, if anyone can point me to some "Gaston and Belle: Married Couple" alt-universe fanfiction online, I would be fascinated to know what their relationship's like.
I still vividly remember seeing this film in the theaters (Thanksgiving Day 1991, y'all!) and loving every single thing about it EXCEPT for the crushing disappointment when the cool-ass beast finally transforms into this goofy-looking Pseudo-Fabio dude at the end and it's supposed to be an improvement. Couldn't he at least have kept the horns or like, the cool Beast agility powers?
I mean, I guess Sebastian Bach was still a sex symbol in the early 90s, but surely Belle had to be a little let down by the hair-metal frontman who emerged from those transformative magical swooshes?
It's ALREADY A DOG! Why CURSE it by turning it into a DOGLIKE FOOTSTOOL?? WHAT LESSON IS THIS TEACHING THE BEAST OR ANYONE????Seriously, they really need to make (another) sequel to this film where someone teaches the Enchantress a lesson in how to teach magical lessons. STEP ONE: Curse the dude who needs to learn the thing, not HIS DOG AND A BUNCH OF CHILDREN.
Anyone wanna start scripting this? Hit me up.
Other parts of this (amazing) film that still bother you? Leave them in the Comments!
(GIFs by Chris Han)