I’ve admitted it before and I’ll do it again. I love Beauty and the Beast. As much as it’s a Munchhausen Syndrome tale of a quasi-abusive man who sorta changes his way and the girl who gives up all her lofty dreams for him, I still watch it every time I see it on TV and hum “Be our Guest” for days after.”\
I’m even obsessed with Rumple and Belle on Once Upon a Time. It’s a cruel trick that I can only believe a corporate evil genius came up with to make a character that so plays into literary nerds, knowing we instantly bond to any awesome character.
The problem, as I said, the plot is awful but even more than as a basic morality tale, there are so many holes that as a five year old, I couldn’t see, but as an adult, well that’s another story. Buzzfeed has a great article detailing it. Beware, though, after reading it, you may never see the “beloved” Disney classic in the same light again.