As a lot of us probably did, I saw Beauty and The Beast 3D and I enjoyed it. I'd go far as to say that the 3D was better here than The Lion King but during the entire run of the film, I had been thinking about one of the biggest complaints thrown towards this film. I know a lot of people who like this movie say that the biggest downfall is when Beast turns back into a human and they think his human form is uglier than the Beast. Now I don't actually agree with complaint and I actually find it to be one of the more petty complaints to come from the Disney fan community. There is no denying that a lot of the Disney Princes such as Eric, Aladdin and Charming are pretty boys. They may have flaws but their bod structure is darn near perfect. Beast clearly doesn't fall into the the pretty boy category like the others. No instead Gaston feels the role of being a pretty boy.
You could almost make the argument that Gaston is parody of the classic Disney Princes but we aren't here to talk about Gaston but rather Beast or at least his human form. Now I have one theory on why people find his human form less appealing. I believe part of this comes from the fact that we spend so much time with him as Beast that when he turns into a human, we're caught off guard. Though I believe this to be intentional. I mean even Belle was a little caught off guard when she saw him as a human. Take a look.
Admittedly, this would startle anyone because I mean this isn't something you see everyday. Going back to what I was saying up top, his looks aren't perfect in human form but I wouldn't expect them to be because he has spent most of his life as a Beast and well I think that shows in his human form
I will concede that the Beast look has more appeal to it than his human form but I think in his human form, you can see the ruggedness in him from spending so much time as the Beast. Really, his human form does a similar look to that of Beast but I feel that is done to let the audience know that he is the same character. Another reason I don't mind his human form too much is because I believe that he is supposed to be older than the regular Disney Prince and his age does show here. I have no problem with that. I don't mind his human form and honestly out of everything in the film, I'm surprised that this is the biggest complaint people have about it. It almost feels as though the people that came up with this were nitpicking and just looking for something in the film to go after.
The biggest thing that I think comes from his human form is as I said he looks rugged but I believe that to be a reminder of what he was and almost looks tired from all of the years he spent as a Beast. Again understandable. As has been stated many times, he had spent most of his life as a Beast and he probably forgot what he look liked as a human. Going along with the rugged looks, he also looks somewhat animal like and that isn't too surprising to me at least because as Beast he demonstrated some animal like qualities. Such as walking on all four paws or the way he ate his dinner, it almost looked like a dog eating from their dog bowl. I'm sure he grew out of that over time. I still see no reason to get up in arms about his human look. Now as much as I may not like this complaint, it has provided this funny picture.
That is perhaps the only thing I find from this whole debacle somewhat tolerable. Other than that though, this something that I can't get behind.
At the end of the day, I believe this to be of silliest complaints thrown towards this film. I can understand somewhat where people are coming from with this but all I have to say to them is "Really?!" This is one complaint from the Disney fans that I have never understood. What's your take on it? Tell me in the comments.