Disney's Divinity wrote:
Disney Duster wrote:
It might've been more interesting to see [Eric] struggle with two loves - one for the girl who rescued him and one for the "new" girl.
He already has that struggle in the film. Only the audience knows that the two girls are one and the same.
It didn't look to me like he loved her. Forgive for exaggerating to show my point, but what is really looked like to me is "You could be the one -oh crap nevermind, well, I'll take you in you poor child...oh you look hot...oh, God, you're funny with that pipe you dumb silly child...would you like to see my kingdom girl I don't care that much about? Oh God you're crazy! Sittin' in this boat with you is boooring and aaaawkwaaard! Oh this music's good and she is hot let's kiss! Aw man, I guess Grimsby's right, well, she'll have to be my consolation prize."
Basically, even though I must believe that he starts to love her during all that, I don't think they did it good enough because he looks as jerky as all that, it made me confused as to whether he loved her or not, even when I was a kid. When Ursula said "That was a close one..." I thought...but that wasn't a kiss of true love because he didn't love her yet! It all made me think maybe they didn't intend him to love her yet, except maybe in the last moments of Kiss the Girl and when he throws the flute. Even when I was little I felt like "Oh, he's suddenly in love? That
's love? But he didn't look like it or act like it before..." It was not as good or convincing as even the basic love at first sights in previous Disney movies. So I don’t even know if he was meant to be in love with her when he throws the flute, just choosing her.
Yes, but I don't think Ariel is supposed to come off as rational and smart at that point.
At which point is she supposed to look rational and smart, to tell the truth?
The whole point of that scene, in which she makes a deal with Ursula, is that she's so determined to achieve her goal, that she disregards all dangers and uncertainties involved. Not knowing how Eric feels about his dreamgirl, adds to Ariel's drive to find out and thus seal the deal, and it adds to her passion and our understanding of her.
:/ I don't think that her knowing how Eric feels would ruin that, in fact she'd be more passionate and it would make more sense why she did the passionate act.
After Prince Adam AKA the Beast and the castle is back to normal, Belle told her new love about Gaston who blackmailed her so she'll marry him. Prince Adam order the guards to find that ruthless brute and bring him in the castle. Gaston survived from the fall and was going to go back to the castle to find Belle since he thought he won the battle. But the guards found him and arrested him. Prince Adam confronts Gaston of his crime to marry Belle. Adam told Gaston that Adam was the Beast which that really shocked him. He tried begging Belle for forgiveness, but she denied it, as she know what he did is unforgiveable. Gaston was sent to the dungeon and his punishment is death.
Like Super Aurora
said, not only did he definately die when he fell (that's why they put skulls in his eyes!), but the scene you added would ruin the happy feeling of the happy ending! And remember, Belle told the Beast to let Gaston go, so that was him being kinder and nicer, because he didn't have to kill Gaston anymore, so letting him go was something good about him she liked about him. Him killing Gaston in the end like that would change that!