Small to say the least.

If you grew up watching Disney animation films, you know where I’m going with this right? Don’t worry, no spoilers!

I watched the live action Beauty and the Beast yesterday with my boyfriend and I thought it would be average but it shut me up.

Of course it’d be good! Emma looked great as Belle and had a good singing voice, though it was a little bit auto-tuned. I’m sad Dan Stevens had only a few screen time as the Prince, of course, because he really fit the role. I didn’t know Luke Evans could sing, though! This man could do anything. Actually, I’m just really glad they cast people who could sing because I’d be mad if they butchered the songs lmao.

Of course, Audra McDonald (Madame Garderobe) was amazing. My new aesthetic is her singing fabulously with a dog in her arms. I also strive to have Ewan McGregor’s (Lumiere) French accent 1I’m currently learning French and I got a long way to go..

I like how this live action version didn’t change anything but instead added more to the story. I loved the LGBTQ scenes they included. Josh Gad was spectacular as Le Fou.

I especially liked the Beast’s solo 2This doesn’t count as a spoiler right?? It’s in the soundtrack! :lol: . Some people were cringing because they were watching the Beast sing and not listening to him sing. The message of the song was so good!

Now I know she’ll never leave me
Even as she fades from view
She will still inspire me
Be a part of everything I do
Wasting in my lonely tower
Waiting by an open door
I’ll fool myself, she’ll walk right in
And as the long, long nights begin
I’ll think of all that might have been
Waiting here for evermore

If you’ve watched the film already, what are the things you liked and didn’t like?

I’m sorry I haven’t been posting so much lately because Chewie is sick with ehrlichiosis, which is like dengue for dogs. I’ve been taking care of him and he’s such a spoiled brat that he refuses to take his meds but he has to so he does :lol: I don’t know what I’d do if I lose him. The vet said he’ll be better in no time due to the antibiotic and supplement he’s taking.

I’d like to dedicate this last part to Toby, my boyfriend’s oldest dog who passed away last March 12. Our little family of dogs will keep growing but he will always be missed :crying:

We miss you so much, Toby!

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1. I’m currently learning French and I got a long way to go.
2. This doesn’t count as a spoiler right?? It’s in the soundtrack! :lol:


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    On March 24th, 2017, Elisa L. said,
  1. omg, i haven’t watched it yet. i wanted to watch it on tuesday with boyfriend but we didn’t get tickets. the nearest cinema was packed already. hopefully i can do that next monday, just like how he and i have planned it (well, mainly i planned it because i’m dragging him despite him not feeling excited bout it)

    i heard some people complaining about how emma doesn’t fit the role. i think she fits just fine. not sure if i’m just biased or what but emma is a good choice. i mean, imagine someone else who’s much worse than her act as belle?! that’d be an abomination, lol
    the interesting one is dan stevens. i never pictured him to be a prince so it’d be something i need to evaluate once i’ve watched it.

    i hope they don’t cut the LGBT scene here (in indonesia.) they did cut the gay scene from cloud atlas though so i’m not sure if they won’t do it with beauty and the beast. it’s sad because this country is still against LGBT. (fun fact, the people here actually think that MSG is the cause of LGBT lmao how stupid is that)

    what a coincidence! my pooch is having skin condition too. i don’t bring her to the vet though. my family and i are struggling right now so yeah..but even if we’re not, my parents aren’t exactly the “let’s pamper our dogs” kind. they’re not as intense as me. i’d take my dog to the vet if i notice even the slightest change in my dog, ya know what i mean? but my parents, nope. they’re not exactly that kind of people. it’s sad tbh because it’s like they don’t give a damn. like, they care more bout their money than their family — then again, they don’t see our dog as family. they see her as, well… a pet. i’m the only who sees her as my baby haha

    anyway, my dog has been feeling itchy and scratching a lot. it’s not flea though, thankfully. probably just itchy rash, like contact dermatitis and nothing crazy like flea or anything like that. i’ve been applying iodine and traditional herbal medicine and it’s been working so there’s that.

    i hope chewie gets better soon!
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    On March 25th, 2017, Gillan replied:

    @Elisa L., I hope you get to watch it real soon <3 Lol, same, my bf doesn't like musicals so he was just sitting there cringing at the songs :lol:

    Wow, MSG as the "cause" of being LGBT? That's some heavy stuff, man. Is Indonesia a religious country or does it just have a traditional way of thinking? Philippines is very religious, which is how most people justify being homophobic. It has nothing to do with anything but one's morals as a person, really.

    Awww, what's the name of your doggo? I hope she gets well soon, too! That's really sad your parents don't treat her as a child :( I have a very soft heart when it comes to animals, especially dogs, can you tell lmao. My mom loves Chewie more than she loves me and my brother, smh.

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    On March 25th, 2017, Elisa L. replied:

    @Gillan, i’m not a huge fan of musicals too tbh. i mean, you won’t see me watch pitch perfect because it’s just not my thing. but beauty and the beast is different, right :))
    my boyfriend and i dislike musicals but we both knew that we used to watch hsm. come on, who doesn’t?! HAHA

    indonesia is a religious muslim country filled with conservative thinking, narrow minded folks. as much as i don’t want to sound racist, the local folks here have such unbearable mindset that most times, i’m always thankful i’m not indonesian by blood. (i mean, i’m a citizen here but my ethnicity isn’t indonesian haha i’m chinese)

    my doggo’s name is emily. took the inspiration from australian actress emily browning who i was obsessed with thanks to a series of unfortunate events film :))
    i have a very soft spot for animals too! especially fluffy, furry mammals haha.

    the thing is, it’s so upsetting how most people in this country see dogs as valuable objects. like, for example… if the dog is a mixed breed mutt, people tend to think the dog is not valuable which is why most prefer buying than adopting because they believe that “pureblood” dogs are better. *rolls eyes* sadly, my parents are sorta kinda like that. oh well, at least my parents care bout the dog too and it’s not like they treat her bitterly or anything.
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    On March 27th, 2017, Gillan replied:

    @Elisa L., I’m not a big fan of Pitch Perfect too, tbh :lol: HSM WILL ALWAYS BE THE JAM.
    Ahh, I see. If I were you, I wouldn’t want to identify with those kind of people too.
    Aww, Emily is such a cute name! I have a teddy bear named Emily and I will die before I ever give her to a younger cousin lmao. I love Emily Browning, especially in The Uninvited!
    It’s the same here, half-breeds are treated less important :( My parents are kinda like that too, but they have no choice ’cause Chewie is my child :lol: That’s good, at least they don’t treat her bad :)


  2. On March 25th, 2017, Audrey | Brunch at Audrey's said,
  3. I totally sang the title of this post and the first sentence in my head when I read it! I loved the film :3 My roomie didn’t like Emma Watson’s singing, but I actually quite liked her voice! I definitely liked the singing in Beauty and the Beast better overall compared to La La Land. My roomie also wished that Audra was a bigger part of the film! -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey’s
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    On March 25th, 2017, Gillan replied:

    @Audrey | Brunch at Audrey’s, it’s probably the auto-tune your roomie didn’t like :lol:
    I think the cast of Beauty and the Beast are just better singers overall than in La La Land haha
    Yes, I love her!

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  4. On March 25th, 2017, Rezina said,
  5. Gah! I need to watch it! I love Emma Watson. I’m glad you liked it! I felt like the movie would be average too but I’m glad you didn’t think so. I did hear that the movie was pretty much the same as the animated movie though and I’m not sure how I’ll feel about that. I guess I’ll have to watch and find out!

    I hope Chewie feels better soon! Random but your dog has the same name as Arden Cho’s dog, haha. I’m also sorry to hear about Toby :tear: It always sucks when our dogs pass away. My aunt’s dog passed away YEARS ago from cancer and it still hurts a little to think about her.
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    On March 25th, 2017, Gillan replied:

    @Rezina, hope you enjoy it as much as I did! <3
    Thank you! Ooh, I didn't know that. I love her in Teen Wolf ^^
    Aww, that is so sad :(

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  6. On March 25th, 2017, Lyka Chiang said,
  7. I want to see the movie too but I’ve been so caught up with pregrad requirements! :( Hopefully I can still catch it before it’s gone from the cinemas.

    xx
    Lyka Chiang
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    On March 25th, 2017, Gillan replied:

    @Lyka Chiang, good luck with your pregrad requirements! ^^ Hope you get to watch it soon <3

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  8. On March 25th, 2017, Claudine said,
  9. I loooooved Beauty and the Beast! I got teary-eyed lots of times (Beast’s solo was amazing!). I’ve only ever read the Disney story book and I was so amazed how it looked so much like the pictures from my book! And at the end I was shedding tears because of how beautiful it was.

    At first I couldn’t tell who was playing Lumiere because of the accent, but when he sang I was like, “Ahhhh Ewan McGregor I’d recognize your singing voice anywhere!” Lol! :D

    I hope your dog Chewie gets better and I’m sorry for your loss! It’s really hard when a pet gets sick or dies :(
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    On March 27th, 2017, Gillan replied:

    @Claudine, aaaah, right?!
    I think you’re the only person I know who’s never seen the animation but that’s actually a good thing because the story wasn’t (somewhat) spoiled for you!
    Same, I didn’t know it was Ewan McGregor at first :lol:
    Thank you so much <3

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  10. On March 26th, 2017, Nika Macs said,
  11. I have seen the movie, I knew the original songs is going to be there but I didn’t know it was that much of a musical! But the songs and the casts were amazing! The story though were almost cut short but they totally covered the main points of the story from the cartoons. It was a good movie, but I think it was overrated. That’s just my opinion though )

    I hope your dog gets better :*

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    On March 27th, 2017, Gillan replied:

    @Nika Macs, same, I wasn’t expecting new songs :lol:
    I think it was just overly-hyped haha that’s okay, though!
    Thank you so much <3

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  12. On March 26th, 2017, Kya said,
  13. That is great to hear that you enjoyed the movie. I haven’t seen it yet but I am looking forward to it. It is one of my favourite tales. :)

    I hope that Chewie gets better soon. It can be really stressful when a part of the family becomes ill, even the furry ones. Toby looked like a lovely dog. *hug*
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    On March 27th, 2017, Gillan replied:

    @Kya, I hope you get to watch it soon! ^^
    Thank you so much <3 It means a lot to me :)

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  14. On March 27th, 2017, Chynna said,
  15. I really need to see Beauty and the Beast! I still have the original on VHS 😭 I’m still not sure about Emma as Belle BUT I haven’t seen it yet, so I can’t make comments until then. Dan Stevens is so handsome, jeeze. I loved him in Downton Abbey.

    I hope Chewie gets better soon <3
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    On March 27th, 2017, Gillan replied:

    @Chynna, I wasn’t sure Emma would be a good Belle too just because she’s bookish :lol: But she did the part well :)
    I haven’t seen Dan Steven’s works before but now I have to! Thanks for reminding me ^^
    Thank you :heart:

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  16. On March 27th, 2017, Yiota said,
  17. I haven’t watched it yet, I might be the only one in this world haha! I love this story and I love Emma so much, I look forward to it :)

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  18. On March 27th, 2017, Lisa Autumn said,
  19. I cannot wait to watch it! Hope I get round to do it soon :)

    xx Lisa
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  20. On March 27th, 2017, Dianne Karol said,
  21. I really hope I could relate and comment my heart out! But I haven’t watched Beauty and the Beast yet. It saddens me cos most of my friends have already watched it then here I am. I am still asking boyf to join me, but if he will still resist, I’m sure to watch it by myself. I haven’t really heard Emma sang, is she good? I like her, especially cos hello, Harry Potter!

    Hope your doggo gets better soon! :)

    And condolence to your boyfriend’s oldest dog. I know how sad it feels. I remembered crying a lot when our dog died 3 years ago. I still miss him! Especially when I stumble upon his photos. May I know how old his dog was when it passed away?
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  22. On March 28th, 2017, Richel V. said,
  23. Now I got the song stuck in my head! I love Belle. She’s my favorite Disney princess and when they announced about the live-action, I was so excited!! I liked that they chose Emma as Belle, as she has the personality for it, but her acting all throughout didn’t do it for me; there were good parts though. And the songs!! I love how they retained it and I was shamelessly humming along when I watched the film. I really liked the song ‘Belle’ and how it was performed in the movie.
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    On March 28th, 2017, Gillan replied:

    @Richel V., I definitely saw her as Emma and not Belle throughout the movie. Right? I didn’t think they’d do the songs justice but I was proven wrong 😂

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  24. On March 29th, 2017, Kimmy said,
  25. I enjoyed it for the same reasons as you! B&B is my favorite Disney movie, when it came to Belle, I had every doll and item with her on it. Okay, maybe not every, but I have a huge collection. It’s insane. And I continue adding to it as an adult. I definitely want to watch it again. :)

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  26. On March 29th, 2017, Xian said,
  27. Beauty and the Beast? LOVE IT! AHAHAHAA!
    Beast’s solo has so much feels! It was so good it made me cry! I FEEL HIM BRUUH! I FEEL HIM! XDD AHAHAHA!

    Aww, hope your Chewie to get well soon!
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  28. On March 29th, 2017, Michelle said,
  29. I love the original animated movie and still haven’t seen the new live action and I am unsure but I might because the reviews seem good. I just don’t know when I’ll see it though. That’s the thing, because it’s entirely like the animated movie and I don’t want to pay even matinee prices for the movie that I can watch at home for free, still I hear mixed things about the singing and chemistry between the two leads. Hmm.
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    On March 29th, 2017, Gillan replied:

    @Michelle, they added something more to the narrative but I can’t say because I’ll spoil you.
    You have a good point, you can always watch it at home ^^ I only went to see it at the cinemas because I love watching films inside them, I’m extra :lol:

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  30. On March 29th, 2017, ladymyx said,
  31. I was able to watch the movie last last week with my boyfriend too. It was nice, but I am not that much enthusiastic after seeing the whole film. There are instances that I still think about the film even after 3 days but for this one, I almost forgot that I had it. Though they portrayed everything so nice, I am still looking for some spice. Anyhow, it’s nice. :D Most especially the one of the “Be Our Guest” part. <3
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    On March 29th, 2017, Gillan replied:

    @ladymyx, I think it’s because the live action is so loyal to the animation :lol: But they added a bit more like Belle’s mother’s background.
    Oh man, that’s my favorite part and I missed more than half it due to a very important call :( I guesshttp://gillan.gi9.co/wp-admin/edit-comments.php?comment_status=all#comments-form I could see it again, tho :lol:

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  32. On March 30th, 2017, Rosy said,
  33. I’ve been to see it and I really enjoyed it, I thought Emma made a perfect belle, she actually seemed more Belle than the original Belle if you get what I mean, I liked it overall but I would have liked slightly more ‘adaptation’ because I really felt like it was just too similar to the original.

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    On March 30th, 2017, Gillan replied:

    @Rosy, right?! It was amazing. I get what you mean. Though I do like that they added Belle’s mother’s background and the villagers being relatives with the castle’s staff ^^

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  34. On March 31st, 2017, Gillan said,
  35. […] and the Beast – I previously reviewed it here but I did y’all injustice when I forgot to mention that (SORT OF SPOILER!) what I liked about […]


  36. On April 5th, 2017, Atheera said,
  37. i have watched it and i love it so much! emma watson is so pretty and :love: :love:
    i could watch this movie everyday because Belle is my all time favourite disney character !

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  38. On April 12th, 2017, Sasha said,
  39. OMG, I love the movie! :heart:
    They did an awesome job at bringing the original animation to "life", the result is even better than The Jungle Book; my favorite parts are the "Something there" and especially the "Evermore" scenes – that song is my absolute favorite (together with Something there) in the movie.

    The only thing that disappointed me a bit were the golden dress – which was gorgeous but still didn't stand out as much as the original one, making the scene look a bit less iconic (nostalgia playing here, maybe?).
    I'm also kind of baffled at all the "LeFou's gay" noise: that aspect is actuallt downplayed in the movie imo, and only comes out like a couple of times and still very sensitively (and funnily), so I really don't get why people fuss so much over it. -_-

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    On April 19th, 2017, Gillan replied:

    @Sasha, I agree, the golden dress was too simple for my taste :/
    Yes! LeFou’s “gay scenes” were actually funny in a good and not offensive way!

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