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Students opinions on “Beauty and the Beast”

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Senior Adriel Muniz surprises senior Jovanna Cruz with a

Senior Adriel Muniz surprises senior Jovanna Cruz with a "Beauty and the Beast" promposal.

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Jovanna Cruz

Senior Adriel Muniz surprises senior Jovanna Cruz with a "Beauty and the Beast" promposal.

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Disney’s live action “Beauty and the Beast” was released on March 28.  Many McIntosh students stood in line to watch their childhood movie come to life. One student was so excited for both the movie premiere and prom that he used the opportunity to ask his best friend to prom.

Seniors Jovanna Cruz was asked out by senior Adriel Muniz on March 28 with a large sign that said, “Jo, will you be my Belle at the Ball?” In his hand, he held a large red rose with the words, “Prom?” attached to it. Adriel said, “It was great. Me and some of her friends worked together on it. We timed it perfectly where I was hiding and when I popped out, she’d be totally surprised.” Jovanna Cruz did say yes.

As for the movie, both Adriel and Jovanna enjoyed it. Jovanna said, “I’ve always loved ‘Beauty and the Beast,’ so for it to become a live action film made me really excited to see it. “ Adriel said, “I came ready to be critical of the movie. [But, Disney] did a really great job.” The prom couple both enjoyed the ballroom scene. Jovanna said, “My favorite scene of the movie would be the dance scene with Belle and the Beast. The dance is a major part of the movie and was done beautifully. It’s where you get to see the love and connection between the characters.” Adriel said, “My favorite scene was the ballroom scene. It’s just one of those classic scenes that everyone can easily fall in love with.”

For more than a month, students have spoken about Disney’s live action “Beauty and the Beast.” Junior Haley Mason said, “[The movie] was all really good. I liked when the beast and other items come back to life. It really brought a lot of childhood memories back.” Sophomore Katie Dodgen said, “Gaston is one of my favorite Disney villains, and the scene was played out perfect and had a lot of great humor. The new movie has everything from the original movie and more. There are more songs, and the visuals are gorgeous. [Disney] did an amazing job with the designs of all the characters.” The movie will continue being shown in theaters until the end of April and possibly mid-May.

Just a week after the release of the movie, Disney decided to release the movie’s album with songs such as “If I Can’t Love Her” sung by Josh Groban, “How Does a Moment Last Forever,” sung by Celine Dion, and even the new pop-classic “Beauty and the Beast” sung by Ariana Grande and John Legend. Many students have found that the pop version of “Beauty and the Beast” ruins the slow, romantic feel of the song while others feel that it brings modern day music into the mix of Broadway. Senior Rachel Smith said, “The song is awful. John Legend and Ariana Grande should not be singing together. Their vocals don’t seem to match up. It ruins the whole song. However, I really loved ‘If I Can’t Love Her.’ Josh Groban has an awesome voice. His voice just adds to the back track. Adriel said, “[The newer version] is not as good as the original. I’ve listened to it so many times when I was little. It’s just not good at all.”

Overall, “Beauty and the Beast” is second in Rotten Tomatoes’ top box office and has a 71 percent rating and an 85 percent rating from the audience. “Beauty and the Beast, despite only being out for two months has also been nominated for Movie of the Year, Best Kiss, Best Actor or Actress and Best Duo in MTV’s Movie and TV Show Awards. “Beauty and the Beast” continues to climb the charts and is number one movie of the year worldwide, making $544.5 million internationally and $435.9 million domestically. The movie placed second to “Star Wars: Rogue One.”

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