Film Theory: Beauty and the Beast's OVERLOOKED Tragedy

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  • this was a bad show because this show teaches you to love your kidnapper

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  • thats sad

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  • Please do a theory on Rango

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  • I'm Clicking the Rose, I AM CLICKING THE ROSE!!!!!

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  • immediately liked this video because of the joke in the first 5 seconds

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  • I thought he was going to talk about the killed house furniture in the west wing

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  • 1. 11 years old was older at that time, then it is today especially for a royal! 2. I’ve always gone with magic as the explanation like he was more like 17 or so and time was extended or changed. 3. The rose would bloom until his 21st birthday then it would begin to wilt no one ever said how quickly it would loose its petals.

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  • Who thought the video was broken because he didn't play the intro

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  • She showed up with a rose in the dead of winter, something any medieval kid would have known isn’t natural. He clearly suspected that she was a witch... Which turned out to be 100% correct.

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  • Ok so if you was an 11 year old when he was cursed. How is there a grown up picture of the Beast. In one of the rooms.

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  • Maybe by throwing her away, the narrator wanted to say something more like "was asked by his butler if she can come into, but he refuse" instead of "literally opened door by himself"? Than everything ihave sense again.

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  • Can you do an episode on Alliden and how the “Magic” carpet works

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  • In the story he steals the rose, right?

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  • But if he's a prince or king then he should have helped his kingdom instead of turning her away I'm so late.😖 It's 2018

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  • Couldn’t they just not of aged since they were under a magic curse

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  • I agree, because glowy red things have already "Killed" one princess, maybe he heard the story and was like "NOPE, CREEPY WITCHES WITH GLOWY RED THINGS EQUAL DEATH! GO AWAY!". That's something I would do honestly.

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  • I also think, considering his 21 year curse, why would that song have a number that precise? I mean it just made the movie ripe for this theory.

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  • im a bit confused with the live action, the "beast" looked liked a somewhat "adult" in the live action ,but in the animation...😕 (in the beginning)

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  • #ButtleFail

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  • Hahahahahahahahaha the thing you said a the end omg 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😑😑😑😑😑😑😑😑😑😑😑😑 I am one with the undertale face

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  • moral of the story, if your 11 or under let old ladies strangers in or else some bad will happen *then*

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  • 5:43, ME

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  • shoot better like, i dont want to watch disney vids

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  • I think we're jumping the fact that this movie is saying bestiality is good. But that's none of my business.

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  • I mean mabey im looking at this and thinking.MAN THATS DARK REAL DARK

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  • Noda squad 😃

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  • Whoa

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  • If he was 11 10 years later he should be 21.

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  • WOW

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  • #shortesttheoryever

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  • #BUTTLEFAIL

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  • matt patty... that was THE shortest theory of all theorys

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  • this is dumb. first of all, it's not overlooked. this is, like, the millionth time i've heard this theory since the movie came out. also, being a sorceress, she could probably see (or sense) that "there was no love in his heart." and that he was "repulsed by her haggard appearance." (both quotes from the opening sequence.) plus, back then (in the 1740s, when the movie took place), "stranger danger" wasn't a thing. also, being that he wasn't alone like you said (because the castle was full of servants), he should've welcomed her in and ordered her taken care of. but, being a jerk, he didn't. as normally well-researched as your theories are, i'm very disappointed in this one.

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  • if u watch the sec part yes he was a kid but he was already a asshole arrogant kid with 2 much money

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  • He was a prince so his parents still are alive! Maybe they fled when their son got turned into a beast...

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  • 1:31 so how does he have a portrait of himself as a grown man if the last time he was human, he was 11 🧐

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  • Poor lil kid 🙁

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  • #buttelfail cogsworth

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  • I love how you ruin my childhood

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  • If you really want to delve into how awful this movie is (whilst still being great, somehow), consider that the beast was turned at 11 and he's a prince. Which means either his parents are still alive and ruling (likely, given his age) or he has an older brother who has assumed the throne. A decade later, and he's *still* a prince. Which means he has an older brother and/or a father who is king. Ok, so obviously they arent with him in the castle when Belle is there, but we also know they weren't there when he was 11 bc they arent turned into anything. Which means, theyre still alive and left him to live on his own at 11. And since they haven't sent a bevy of willing women to meet him, we also know that they havent visited or checked up on him. So, terrible, horrible family and then cursed at 11 for not having a dangerous sense of hospitality in the middle of the night.

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  • I write sins not tragedies

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  • Stranger danger!!!!!😨

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  • Bell doesn't have stockhomesindrome

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  • Acne ACNE EVERYWHERE Well, im screwed

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  • In the book, the beast aged slower, about a year per ten years.

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  • no one subscribe, hes at 6.9 million

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  • Beast was apparently pretty hot according to the girl who fell in love with him, so beast was right actually.

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  • If it’s been 10 yrs then chip would have been born during the curse... in just going to let that sink in

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  • Is it weird not trying to be rude at all but I thot the bell was 👧🏾 😅😅😪😪😪😪

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  • Even if the lyrics are exaggerated, he is still under 21... not even old enough to drink yet. 😂

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  • OK I will sub wait I'm already subed sooo

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  • 6 MINS MATPAT U OK?? their usally longer......

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  • um, excuse me, Sir, but it said, Bloom Bloom, I say, tell his twenty first birthday, meaning it starts to wilt after his 21st birthday, therefore, he can be older than 11 at the time

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  • no this is exactly what that film is about; arrested development neglect

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  • #Buttlefail

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  • This is one of the shortest film theories.

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  • I agreeeeeee.... The sorceress is a judgemental bitch

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  • wow. 11 is just 5 months younger then me.

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  • °-° wow

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  • Poor chip what did he even do

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  • Funny how the bad guys and good guys kind of flip once you ignore the labels and the given narrative, and just look at the *necessary* facts first. Great lesson in media scepticism.

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  • But Matpat, It's just a damn movie. No one gives a shit. Suck my dick

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  • Okay the first 5 seconds had me SHOOK

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  • 0:12 bfdi music

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  • somehimes your HEY BUT THATS JUST A THEORY scares or dissapints the hell out of me but sometimes like this time it was real REALY REALY!!! relifing...

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  • BUT MATPAT

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  • You're part of the reason we got that awful live action movie...

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  • Just when I through I was evil

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  • Beauty and the Beast has some crazy consequences for small mistakes.

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  • Actually in the movie the beginning, Beast was having a party and the actual reason was probably because he did not want to be embarrassed. He made a big mistake. That is my theory.

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  • Me at the end: JOKES ON YOU! I already subscribed.

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  • He wasn't even a teenager when he became a beast OMG

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  • I want MatPat to make theories about music videos and what songs mean

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  • I reaallyyy looovvee theesssee theories!!

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  • I have a reason for why those lyrics "10 years" aren't important. In the new Beauty and the Beast it says instead "too long we've been rusting". Meaning Disney didn't want Beast to come off as a little kid.

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  • You are correct

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  • According to the movie, the prince was turned into a beast for being arrogant. I don't think she's be mad if he WASN'T very arrogant.

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  • Awwwww, that's really sad ;(

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  • GAY INTRO

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  • He could learn Social behavior by his mature servants

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  • Of all Disney princesses, i hate belle, she's weird even when i was young i knew it. Yes ofc she has a good heart and etc but really have a feeling toward your captor isn't a fairy tale, such a bad message for young kids. if they got kidnapped, they will think: maybe he's lonely, he needs love. Like no, that is fucked up.

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  • If you think about it ,back then when your 11 you were spouse to find someone to marry back then,so a 11 would be around the right time

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  • 0:03 XD

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  • Actually, it's not a film theory... it's a film FACT. ;)

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  • How the narration for Beauty and the Beast should have started: Once upon a time, a nameless 11 year old prince whose parents probably died, whose servants were too lazy to answer the door, answered his own door to a complete stranger who was very, very suspicious, and most likely dangerous. Remembering the story of Snow White, he realized that accepting gifts from strangers was dangerous, and realized his mistake, turning away the suspicious old woman. Unfortunately, it was too late, and the suspicious old woman cursed the nameless child to go through puberty early, making him have a tremendous growth-spurt, become ridiculously hairy, cause his voice to deepen, and gave him the strength to fight a pack of wolves. She also cursed the prince's servants for being so lazy, and transformed them into household objects, and neglected to give them any perks like she gave beast. She told the nameless beast child and presumably innocent servants that unless the beast child fell in love by his 21st birthday, the curse would never be lifted. Then they all lost hope, after all, who could love a millionaire that owned a castle?

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  • The Beast's curse basically teaches that if you don't have a girlfriend by 21 you'll die alone and ugly ;__;

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  • Like a kid would let a stranger in his house lol

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  • can you make a theeroy on rwby PLEASE!!!!!

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  • Thank goodness you told me what would happen if I didn't sub

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  • Theory: The enchantress is secretly mother gothal, who teleported away when falling off the tower and then seeking shelter and finding Beasts castle

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  • plus chip wasnt born and mrs potts somehow gave birth to him as a TEAPOT. Also bc in the live action the beast calls lumiere his 'old friend' so they are probs around the same age, also is plumette, weird plumette and lumiere somehow managed to stick to each other in 10 years of being kitchen utensils

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  • Another thing is that the intention of the film was to teach young people to accept arranged marriages so that could also tie into the fact that the beast had to learn how to behave less like a child due to his future marriage, don't know why they made it 10 uears though 😕.

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  • DANG IT!! i told myself i would play some game when i start this video but ended up watching the whole thing (does this happen to you?)

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  • Growing up I had always assumed Prince Adam's human age froze the day he was transformed into the Beast.

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  • Awesome theory Matpat, but have u thought about the beast reacting how he did to belles dad because he was an elderly person asking for shelter from the harsh weather just like from the beginning scene.

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  • That was short mat

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  • But, I think it means the flower BLOOMS until the Beast is 21, and THEN starts wilting. IDK, that's how It sounded to me! That means the Prince could've been older when the sorceress came.

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  • If he was 10 how would there be a painting of him as an adult

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  • Wait, if the beast is 11 then why is there a picture of him as an adult in his bedroom?

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