Know how Lumiere is always singing about being his guest? Yeah, well we are definitely lining up for tickets to do exactly that when Disney’s latest live-action film, Beauty and the Beast hits theatres on March 17.
We’ll be the first to admit we had our doubts when the movie was first announced, but with each new photo, trailer and casting announcement that has come out since we’ve gotten more and more excited. That excitement practically toppled into tears and goosebumps this morning though, when a full-length trailer was finally released online.
And oh man, this movie looks awesome. First of all, Emma Watson is perfectly cast as Belle. Between her wrinkled nose at Gaston’s (Luke Evans) advances and the spectacular way she looks in the iconic yellow dress, we are completely on board. But that part we already knew because we’ve been gearing up for her performance ever since it was announced. Like, c’mon. If she can pull off Hermione she can do anything.
No, what this trailer makes clear is that the live-action movie is not only going to have all of the same great things that made the original animated film so good (singing teapots, wolves in the forest, Gaston and his “buddies” at the pub), but it will also have loads of extras for fans like us. (We’re particularly tickled pink over a scene in which Gaston is talking to himself in the mirror.)
Heck, we’re also in love with Dan Stevens as the Beast, even though he’s barely recognizable from his Downton Abbey days. (RIP, Matthew Crawley.) Add in Ewan McGregor as Lumiere and Emma Thompson as Mrs. Potts, and we’re sold.
Oh, and did we mention the amazing scenery? The animation in the 1991 offering was beautiful, don’t get us wrong. But this version really brings all of those backdrops to life, proving that Beauty and the Beast is truly a tale as old as time… and it holds up for all ages. We’re ready and waiting to be submersed into the simple, quiet little village. We can’t wait to marvel at the majestic castle. And we really, really can’t wait to get a closer look at that epic library… especially the tomes written in Latin.
Don’t get that last inside joke? Then it’s time to watch the trailer for yourself, above.
Trust us, once you see it you’re going to start counting down the days until March 17 too.