'Beauty and the Beast' Honest Trailer Tells 'A Tale as Old as Stockholm Syndrome'
Beauty and the Beast is "a tale as old as Stockholm Syndrome."
As Honest Trailers points out, there's actually a lot of questionable things in the beloved 1991 Disney animated film. Among the issues:
— The film teaches you it's what's on the inside that counts, but it also helps if you are so rich you have a castle.
— Belle rejects Gaston, a "violent, controlling, bad-mannered hairy dude who imprisons her dad" … to end up with "a violent, controlling, bad-mannered hairy dude who imprisons her dad."
— It actually has a pretty similar plot to Silence of the Lambs, which beat Beauty for best picture at the Oscars.
And true to Honest Trailer tradition, there's a strong musical element here, with classics like "The Toxic Relationship Song," which looks at how the romance between Belle and the Beast isn't all that great.
The trailer comes just in time for the Beauty and the Beast live-action remake, which opens Friday. Here's the look back at the original:
This article was originally published by The Hollywood Reporter.