Saturday was date night! We did it up fancy too. We went out for sushi and saw a movie. I love sushi! I’m not a big fan of nigiri, that’s what Ross eats. I love the rolls. Here’s the thing. You look at sushi and you think, it’s only a little bit of fish and some rice. I can eat like three rolls. Not only that, I can order some spring rolls too, because those are soooooo good. The reality of the situation is that you CAN’T.
I had so much to eat. Then I had two glasses of wine on top of that. I was definitely sushi drunk. For those of you who don’t know what that is…sushi drunk is when you’re so full of delicious goodness that your face gets hot and you just want to snuggle up and get cozy. It’s not the same as being full, like when you ate that giant burger and fries. This is a softer full. This isn’t a type of “full” that makes you feel sick, just warm.
So, with this sitting like a heating pad in the pit of our stomachs, we went to see Beauty and the Beast.
Where to begin?
First, I completely understand why they chose the fabric they did for her yellow gown. Movement is key in that scene and the dress flowed beautifully. However, the design was horrible. This was one of the most hideous dresses I’ve seen and really didn’t do Emma Watson justice. Also, the weird tucked in skirt that Emma Watson was parading around in with the bloomers showing…nope. Absolutely not. Basically, the entire costume design was a fail. I won’t even get started on Ross’s rant about the villagers costumes. It was epic and hilarious.
Second, I know that the new songs were from the broadway show but the only good one was from the beast as Belle flees to save her father. The rest…meh. This disappoints me since Tim Rice was involved. I loved Aida! I might actually like the broadway show of Aida better than the actual opera which is saying something. So, the new songs were disappointing to say the least.
Four, Cinderella (the live action film) tried to update and reshape the fairy tale. Beauty and the Beast was basically a shot for shot recreation. I’ve seen that movie. If I wanted to watch it again, I’d just put in the cartoon. I was left with a feeling of been-there,-done-that.
There were some good points too!
The first was the fact that they explained why no one knew about a castle and a feudal lord within mob walking distance from the village. I get that the world was small back then but this dude would have basically been their Lord. They would have known.
Also, why it was suddenly winter. Although the snowball fight in the cartoon makes it feel like a longer time period has passed so, there was more time for them to get to know each other. This isn’t true, of course, otherwise how long was Maurice wandering in the woods?
Second, it was definitely less Stockholm Syndromy. Belle gave as good as she got which was good.
So, all in all, the best thing to come out of Saturday night was the sushi.