Reactions To The ‘Beauty And The Beast’ Trailer Show Fans Need This Tale As Old As Time
As a child of the 90s, I've been skeptical of the many live-action remakes of some of my childhood classics that have come out in recent years, but it looks like there's finally about to be a remake that might not break my heart after all. And it turns out I'm not alone in my feelings: reactions to the Beauty and the Beast trailer poured in online Monday morning after Walt Disney Studios premiered the teaser on Good Morning America and its YouTube channel. For the most part, reactions have been positive, but some doubtful fans have found plenty of things to nitpick at in the minute-and-a-half long teaser. But forget all the haters. The Beauty and the Beast teaser trailer gives audiences all the feels — and the briefest of glimpses of Emma Watson as Belle.
Let's not forget that the original animated Beauty and the Beast in 1992 is one of those Disney classics that's been etched into the psyche of the '90s generation, so there's bound to be strong feelings about seeing a classic remade. From Belle's iconic golden dress to Angela Lansbury's wobbly but moving vocals on the title song, fans of all ages expect a faithful approach to the live-action Beauty and the Beast, due out in theaters in 2017. Judging from just the teaser trailer so far, I think we're going to be in good hands.
Reactions to the new Beauty and the Beast trailer on Twitter have fallen squarely into four categories — and three of them overwhelmingly positive:
1. Crying — Lots & Lots of Crying
Seriously, so many tears shed this morning. A veritable flood of tears and nostalgia has washed over Beauty and the Beast fans on Twitter.
The music alone in the Beauty and the Beast trailer was enough to make me tear up. THE NOSTALGIA— Justine Mitchell (@jusmitchellll) May 23, 2016
Girl, I feel ya. Those opening piano arpeggios at the beginning of the original animated film coming back for the live-action teaser trailer took me way back. But reactions went beyond just mere tearing up:
I JUST WOKE UP AND THE VERY FIRST THING I DID WAS WATCH THE BEAUTY AND THE BEAST TRAILER 3 TIMES IN A ROW AND SOB— Gillian Berry (@mizgillianberry) May 23, 2016
Most of my co-workers are crying or tearing up over the new Beauty and the Beast trailer. I picked good friends. #BeOurGuest — Pretty Gumbo Jenkins (@lynellmarie) May 23, 2016
just watched the teaser trailer for live-action Beauty and the Beast and I realized I am not emotionally ready #ICriedActualTears— Sarah (@smbtaylor) May 23, 2016
GUESS WHO TEARED UP AT THE BEAUTY AND THE BEAST TRAILER IT IS I— Kyra Wolff (@kyra_kat) May 23, 2016
2. Unbridled Joy That Can Only Be Expressed In All Caps
Right now on Twitter, there is a chronic shortage of lowercase letters for fans of the Beauty and the Beast trailer.
EMMA WATSON IS PLAYING BELLE FOR THE BEAUTY AND THE BEAST MOVIE OH MY GOSHHH— ami (@afinjhoran) May 23, 2016
OH MY GOD!— ✨Samantha✨ (@Classysammieeee) May 23, 2016
GOING TO CRY OMG!
I ABSOLUTELY LOVE BEAUTY AND THE BEAST OH GOSHCAN THIS COME FASTER! https://t.co/u96hx4uKWF
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHH— Anges (@Dreanges) May 23, 2016
JUST WATCHED THE BEAUTY AND THE BEAST TEASER TRAILER, LOOKS BEAUTIFUL AND EMMA WATSON's FACE PERFECT
OH MY GOD BEAUTY AND THE BEAST COMES OUT THE DAY BEFORE MY BIRTHDAY WHAT A PERFECT EARLY PRESENT— klara loves cory (@mulderftscully) May 23, 2016
Here's a perfect example of someone who simply couldn't resist the allure of an all caps reaction to the trailer:
i needa know who the set designer for beauty and the beast bc dAMN THOSE BALLROOM CHANDELIERS WITH THE CORNFLOWER BLUE AND GOLD LEAF WALLS— nadeera anwar (@nadxanwar) May 23, 2016
3. Crazy Excited For Emma Watson As Belle
When Disney confirmed that Watson was cast as Belle in the live-action remake, Twitter exploded at the news back in January. The Twitter hype for Watson as Belle has continued after the literal two seconds the audience gets to see of Watson in the teaser trailer.
I believe in magic. I also believe in Emma Watson so I'm confident that Beauty and the Beast be the most beautiful film.— Harriet (@HarrietCorey) May 23, 2016
Emma Watson playing Belle in the live-action Beauty and the Beast is all I've ever needed in life— Jesse Coulson (@jessecoulson4) May 23, 2016
YESSSSSS OH MY GOD EMMA WATSON IS BELLE AND IM GOING TO PASS OUT THIS IS AMAZING https://t.co/Gd6KtCwAaV— Allison (@akingzett1199) May 23, 2016
4. ...But There Are Some Haters, Too
Despite an overwhelmingly positive reaction to the teaser trailer, there are always going to be haters, because haters gonna hate.
ok beauty and the beast trailer: not impressed. definitely not up to the standard of the last few Disney live action trailers.— jenna (@lakeJENeva) May 23, 2016
My problem with the new beauty and the beast movie: Belle is French. So why does she have an English accent?— Denise Valencia (@denisevalenciaa) May 23, 2016
Underwhelmed by the Beauty and the Beast teaser trailer. Dodgy French accent, emotionless "Hello?", and no glimpse of the gold dress.— Karen Yossman (@KarenYossman) May 23, 2016
Just me that thinks Emma Watson shouldn't be playing Belle in Beauty and the Beast — Helen Ingham (@Helenruthhh) May 23, 2016
But forget all the haters: This remake is going to be awesome.
I will not hear any cynicism about the BEAUTY AND THE BEAST remake. I think this has the chance to be something special.— David Daut (@DavidMDaut) May 23, 2016
Beauty and the Beast comes to theaters on March 17, 2017. Why is it so far away?!