We haven't heard much from "Beastly" since "Charlie St. Cloud" bumped its release date back eight months, but fortunately this new trailer makes up for all the lost time. It's definitely the best we've seen of the film thus far, and by that we mean it's really, really good.
Everything we love about "Beastly's" storyline is in this trailer. There's plenty of Alex Pettyfer (both beastly and beautiful), adorable romantic scenes and Neil Patrick Harris. Could we ask for anything more? Plus, there's a great new look at Kyle's "curse." In "Beauty and the Beast" it was the enchanted rose, but here we have an enchanted tree tattoo. Yes, that sounds super-lame, but it's actually some of our favorite imagery from the trailer.
But what we like best about this trailer is that it does an amazing job of getting across "Beastly"'s plot. There's Kyle, the boy who has it all but is so ugly inside that he gets his charmed life taken away from him. Both cursed and ugly (if Alex Pettyfer can ever be considered ugly), he hides himself away from the world until he becomes entranced by Lindy (Vanessa Hudgens) and ends up convincing her drug addict father to let her live with him. He falls head over heels for her, even building her a greenhouse on top of his Manhattan apartment and needs to get her to love him in return before his time runs out.
Maybe it's just the fact that I'm a sucker for the "Beauty and the Beast" storyline, but I personally am getting really excited for this movie. I'm also convinced that Alex Pettyfer should star in every young adult novel adaptation ever ("The Hunger Games," "City of Bones," you name it). But "Beastly" seems like it's got some really good stuff going for it, and I'm a bit bummed that we have to wait the extra eight months to finally see it in theaters. Hopefully some more good trailers will be coming our way in the next few months.