It would be a shame if part of "restoring the Bond template," as Skyfall so clearly wants to do, means undoing much of the franchise's successes in terms of its often progressive female leads.
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If feminism is about having the choice to, as a woman, live your life as you see fit, isn't her dogged pursuit of Mr. Cullen inherently feminist by virtue of it being absolutely Bella's choice?
Disney is so desperate to not only chase the young male demos that is willing to risk alienating the young female demos that has netted it billions of dollars over the many decades.
Before any BAFTAs -- the UK equivalent of the Oscars -- were handed out on Sun., Feb. 12, one actress was already upset with the academy.
If he truly makes her happy, then Belle deserves a lifetime of happiness with the now-human prince. But on the basis of his onscreen behavior, the Beast does not deserve Belle.