Contrary to what is often believed, Belle is not the “Beauty” of Beauty and the Beast. Gaston is.
by Gene Gosewehr, originally posted on lettherebemovies.com
I’m not one of those people who refuse to see trailers or read reviews of a movie I’m looking forward to. I figure if I can enjoy a movie after seeing every trailer, then that’s a good mark on the movie. For that reason I didn’t shy away from checking on some reviews for this year’s first major Bible-based movie, Noah. If you did the same, you’re probably going into this movie with the same feelings of hesitation as I did given some of the terrible reviews, mostly from Christian sources. Even the studio itself has been back-peddling and putting out some subtle reminders that this film is simply “inspired by” the events described in the Bible.
As Christians, we often worry about the entertainment industry attacking our faith. We don’t usually expect them to overtly promote our faith through film. Occasionally, however, we are fortunate enough to receive the benefit of such an abnormality.