In my 5-part review of Beauty and the Beast, I simply had no time to talk about the little things that bothered me. There was too much good that had to be talked about. And that’s a common characteristic of all my favorite movies. It’s not that they’re perfect. No. It’s that I can still love these movies, in spite of their imperfections. This post is actually a prelude to a defense of Beauty and the Beast I’ll be releasing later (not sure when, could be a long time from now) since this new wave of “Beauty and the Beast has so many plot holes!” seems to be picking up some friction. While some of these claims are legitimate, I will not be including any of the more well-known ones in this post. For now, I just want to demonstrate to my readers that I am indeed capable of criticizing my favorite movies. I’ve seen this movie probably 6-8 times in the past year. 3-4 times before writing my review, and a couple times afterwards trying to share my experience with friends. It’s only a matter of time before one starts to notice the minute mistakes, even in their favorite productions. If you think these “mistakes” are trivial, you’re probably on to something. Oh, and I am referring to the original theatrical release of Beauty and the Beast. Let’s begin.
1) Latin words instead of French words
In the prologue, the first glass stained window has some text on the bottom that is in Latin. Wouldn’t it make a lot more sense if it was in French? I mean, Belle’s favorite book, and just about everything else, is written in French.
2) Belle’s favorite book
Does it have pages of missing text?
3) Prince Adam’s Portrait
In the prologue, the Beast rips it in a certain way. When Belle finds the portrait in the west wing later on, it is ripped in a different way.
Side Note: I found Han Solo!
4) LeFou’s Magic Trick
5) Belle’s eye color
Are they greenish-brown, or just brown?
6) Belle’s Reprise
How many times does Belle strike the same pose?
Side Note: Wardrobe has all of the outfits Belle will wear during her time at the castle, except for her yellow dress.
7) LeFou does it again!
8) Magical Oatmeal
The images shown below are in chronological order.
9) Belle zones out
Somebody forgot to keep animating Belle in this scene…
Side Note: Little Mermaid Easter egg?
10) Belle’s yellow dress
How is it staying on?!?
So did you notice these mistakes? Did I miss any other mistakes? Let me know in the comments below.