Remakes and reboots have finally reached their most logical conclusion: shot-for-shot recreations.
Back in May, a teaser released for the new “Beauty and the Beast” live-action film -- starring Emma Watson as everyone's fave, super-literate princess -- mirrored the one released over two decades ago for the 1991 animated film.
Regardless of whether the 2017 version ends up being a close copy of its predecessor, fans are psyched to see it.
OMG IM IN LOVE!!!!!! I've just seen @Disney 's new Beauty And The Beast trailer, it looks amazing! Who's coming to watch it with me?! — BRONNIE! (@BronnieMusic) November 15, 2016
@JoshuaDtown Emma Watson is stunning and honestly she's the only thing I paid attention to — Casey (@idoLIZe_ARI) November 15, 2016
I will tell you right now that the amount of interest in this film is unlike anything I've ever seen. Look, there's a lot of buzz surrounding 'Frozen 2,' there's buzz surrounding other things I've been involved with. But, this, there's such curiosity, joy, excitement and buzz about a film that's two years away still. That's an enormous amount of pressure, actually, but also something that we all take very seriously. Every day we're making this movie, we know what the bar is, and we're trying to match that bar, if not exceed it in some ways. So we're very well aware of that.
Sweet "Frozen 2" plug, bud.
Whether or not this new version of "Beauty and the Beast" features any original moments isn't really important. The original was a flawless masterpiece, and a live-action version that doesn't deviate from that is a welcome addition to the Disney catalogue.