Cover photo taken by me at Regent Circus Cineworld in Swindon.
On Saturday night, I went to watch the new Beauty and The Beast film, and oh my god it’s amazing!
So, I decided why not dip into the lifestyle side of blogging, which I rarely venture into but I’d like to do more posts like this (it really doesn’t help when you never leave your room). My life is going to have to start being a little more interesting though!
We went to Swindon’s Regent Circus Cineworld, which is lovely, and I kid you not I have found my new favourite restaurant. Coal grill & bar, you are divine. I haven’t eaten as well (or as much, rip my stomach) all year. I had amazing food. I went with my mum, dad and brother – as you can imagine, it was hard to persuade my dad and brother to come watch it, probably safe to say they didn’t enjoy it all too much! For starters, we all shared some nachos, which quite frankly are my one true weakness in life; if I could live off of any form of nachos, I would. My main was this amazing chargrilled chicken stacked on top of new potatoes with nachos (surprise surprise!), salsa and sour cream on top. I never usually finish any meals – quite frankly I find eating a chore, but I practically inhaled this. Chargrilled chicken is so damn good, and I have to have sauces with everything to make it digestible and this just came with it already, made my day. I’d say if you were going, venture into the more ‘unusual’ areas of the menu which you may not usually go for; Mum got quesadillas but she didn’t really like them, she thought they were a bit boring but the chips were so good – I did try them, and can totally agree! It was more Mexican themed food, which I’m always down for (Mexican & American type foods, e.g. TGI Fridays, are my favourites!), but there was pizza, pasta and burgers too, so loads for everyone. My desert was divine, I had the ‘Coal Mess’ which was their name for the best Eton Mess I’ve tasted in my entire life. Now, I’m a bit of a desert fanatic & Eton Mess comes on top as one of my favourites: cream, ice cream, fresh fruit, sauces and mirangue – how can you go wrong? It was amazing, and they present the food so well! I admittedly couldn’t finish it all, having devoured my main course, but I did give it a good stab and got some help from my Mum and brother!
It was so amazing! (That’s the desert I’ve been talking about for the past fifteen minutes, by the way.)
So, after I felt suitably full (as in quick get me to a dark room where I can sit and be fat and burst out of my jeans full) we headed just across from Coal and into Cineworld. It’s a nice cinema, and we’d booked our tickets online so we didn’t have to buy any, but the man at the doors just scanned the code from my phone, which was really handy! They were playing songs from the movie in the cinema which only escalated my excitement even more (Belle is my favourite Disney princess and her film is the best). We got sat down and it was pretty comfy, the trailers lasted for ages but then again when don’t they, and then we finally got to the film!
I started crying halfway through and I did not stop. I think the man next to me was laughing, but it was just too nice! A friend had warned me I was going to cry, but Jesus Christ this was titanic levels – I practically flooded myself with tears. I cry at the Disney film, and I cried at this. I feel so sorry for the beast when they’re all being horrible to him because he’s so nice! It breaks my heart when all his ‘servants’ are sad for him also, but mostly I cried out of happiness. Can I just say that Lumiere, Cogsworth, Mrs Potts, Chip, Plumette and all the other household objects are amazing! How they were made to be so realistic I do not know (some clever person please come teach me about CGI things!). Lumiere as always remains a favourite character; he reminds me of myself & I just love him! Also, Gaston was amazing, Luke Evans was so well cast: his sideckick LeFou (Josh Gad) is bob on & sounds just like he does in the original.
Also, not only is Emma Watson the perfect Disney heroine – she can sing? Yes, she can, and she can do it so well! I loved Belles storyline: her love of books (and Romeo and Juliet only my favourite Shakespeare is mentioned at the start of the play and throughout, more on that soon!) and her wit and intelligence just killed me. The fact that she invents things too, which was rumoured to be part of the storyline a while ago, is so amazing to me. All her costumes are as perfect as it gets. My favourite Belle moment has to be when she is teaching one of the little girls in the village, and my favourite song of hers is ‘Bonjour!’ Which is the song that starts the film, and possibly my favourite in the film.
Okay, so my favourite Belle & Beast moment overall, was when Belle is nursing the Beast back to health in bed after he quite scarily fights off wolves for her and saves her life (this made babies in the cinema cry, which made me want to scream because please shush), and Belle recites a Shakespeare quote and the beast finishes it. I can’t remember which quote it was and I’ve hunted it down on the internet to no avail. But it was such a beautiful and unique moment which was really touching of them to put in.
The film was incredibly musical, which my Mum didn’t enjoy but I loved; I’m such a sucker for Disney songs! So beware, songs have been added but they’re so lovely and left me smiling and crying and I loved it!
Best thing I’ve watched all year, undoubtedly.