Beauty and the Beast Proves It Will Be the Perfect Sweet Escape

It’s a crazy time in all our lives, seems like everywhere we turn there’s terrifying or troublesome news.

I’m not saying we should try to avoid real life, but a couple of hours in a movie theater can feel like a magical elixir. A fairy tale whisking us away to another world where, for just a little while, we can forget about everything else sounds pretty good to me right now, and holy wow … this final Beauty and the Beast trailer is sweet escape. I am going to round up the kidlets and snuggle up to them in our theater seats, munch the heck out of some over-salted popcorn and fully dive into the fantasy. Lumière, take us away!

It looks dreamy, doesn’t it? Nothing wrong with taking a short respite before we get back out to continue fighting against real life evils.

Beauty and the Beast is directed by Bill Condon and stars  Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Kevin Kline, Ewan McGregor, Ian McKellen, Emma Thompson, Stanley Tucci, Josh Gad, Audra McDonald and Gugu Mbatha-Raw. It floats into theaters March 17th.

Not for nothing, but does this shot of Chip remind you of anyone … maybe someone with a big head we’re all waiting to see burst? Just me?

Cindy Davis

Cindy Davis

Cindy Davis has been writing about the entertainment industry for ​over seven years, and is the ​Editor-in-Chief at Oohlo, where she muses over television, movies, and pop culture. Previous Senior News Editor at Pajiba, and published at BUST.

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  • HasenKlub
    • ZbornakSyndrome

      I’m kinda into Gaston? SIGH…one day I’ll like the good guys.

      • HasenKlub

        I had that thought too! You can’t make the villain be played by Luke Evans, and not expect some level of swooning.

  • ZbornakSyndrome

    I’m giving this remake points for explaining how Belle got Beast on the horse after the wolf attack – that always bothered me as a kid.
    I’m still not sold on the furniture/people designs, they’re sort of creepily realistic for me. I find Mrs. Potts and Chip especially disconcerting for some reason.
    I’m digging live action Gaston though…

    • Jelinas

      I had the EXACT same thought about getting Beast on the horse!!!

      I just hope the singing is good. I can’t forgive a musical with mediocre singing. Moulin Rouge, I’m lookin’ at you.

      • You know not to see La La Land, yes?

        • Jelinas

          OHHHHHH, don’t I!! I probably wouldn’t have seen it in the theater anyway, but everyone’s been crapping all over the singing, so I am for sure steering WAY clear!!

          • It’s not terrible or anything, but the singing is very weak.

          • ZbornakSyndrome

            THE WHISPER TWINS – *RAGE HEADACHE*
            Seriously, lower the register, it’s not going to kill your music if they can actually hit the notes…

      • ZbornakSyndrome

        I’m curious about that.
        First, I wish Audra McDonald was Mrs. Potts – can you imagine her singing Beauty and the Beast? I would die.
        Also, I know Kline has some operatic training so I was curious whether Maurice would sing.

        • Jelinas

          YOU SHOULD BE A CASTING DIRECTER. McDonald as Mrs. Potts would’ve been INCREDIBLE.