Disney's 2017 remake of "Beauty and the Beast" made more than $1.2 billion at the global box office, but money can't save the movie from an Honest Trailer calling it "an empty spectacle" and "glorified rehash." (However, it does star "Emma Stone's favorite Belle," since Emma Watson turned down "La La Land" for this movie.)
The honest trailer isn't as brutal as some can be, but it does focus on the lack of originality, and takes some shots at LeFou's (Josh Gad) blink-and-you-miss-it "gay" moment that somehow got the film banned in several countries.
They also point out a certain similarity in Emma Watson's most famous characters:
"Meet Belle, a beautiful book-lover who fall in love with an ugly dude."
They flash to a "Harry Potter" movie scene with Hermione Granger and Rupert Grint's Ron Weasley.
Burn! They also point out that while Emma Watson turned down an Oscar-winning role in 'La La Land' for "Beauty and the Beast," "she deserves an Oscar for not laughing every time Dan Stevens showed up in his MoCap suit." Truth.
"Beauty and the Beast" just arrived on Digital, DVD, Blu-ray, Disney Movies Anywhere, and On Demand last week.
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Belle (Emma Watson), a bright, beautiful and independent young woman, is taken prisoner by a beast (Dan Stevens) in its castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle's enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the beast's hideous exterior, allowing her to recognize the kind heart and soul of the true prince that hides on the inside. Read More