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We all have a favorite childhood movie. It is that movie that we would leave in the DVD player, and set on repeat. Crashing through the door after school, we all ran for the fridge, grabbed the junkiest food we could find, grabbed the remote, turned on the TV, and turned off the world.
We have all wanted to go back to these simple times, when we had only to worry whether we had enough fruit snacks and chocolate milk. We are desperate to revive this nostalgia. To cope with this, Hollywood is remaking our favorite movies. These cinematic feats are dominating theaters worldwide. People are rushing to get a ticket to see The Lion King, Mulan, Marry Poppins, and Beauty and the Beast.
The original Beauty and the Beast was released in 1991. It has been updated to a live-action movie. Starring Emma Watson as Belle, and Dan Stevens as the Beast, this movie reached a new level of storytelling.
Although the original will always bring us back to our childhood, the 2017 version explains many plot holes. In the
original, Belle’s mother was hardly mentioned. In the live-action movie, she has a significant role in Belle’s life.
The director, Bill Condon, also decided to focus on the role of Belle and her interests. In the original, all we knew about Belle was that she loved to read. To add to her character, Watson decided to make Belle an inventor, like her father.
According to Watson, Belle decides to make her own washing machine so that she could read while her clothes are being washed. They decided to make her an inventor in order to include a modern twist.
At two weeks, this “tale as old as time” has already made $766 million worldwide. Nostalgic parents and their children raced to the theater to see this record breaking movie. Even the trailer attracted more interest than any Star Wars movie has.
Beauty and the Beast broke multiple film records, including the biggest March opening, which was originally set by Superman v. Batman: Dawn of Justice last year.
Analysts predict that by the end of its run, this movie will have collected one billion dollars worldwide.
For any Disney fan or interested movie fanatic, this movie is a must watch. It will bring out the kid in everyone.
Beauty and the Beast is not the only childhood movie that is getting a modern makeover. Dumbo, The Little Mermaid, Mulan, The Lion King, Cruella De Vil, and a Mary Poppins sequel have all been planned to make a debut via live-action.
The Mary Poppins sequel has already started filming as Emily Blunt was set to play the magical nanny.
Fans are expecting great things from these movies due to Beauty and the Beast’s success. Disney is going to be busy in the next couple of years as the anticipation continues to build up the release of these classic film remakes.