Jan 28, 2020Aven_reads rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
This movie doesn't get the love it deserves. Sure, it's got a few tonal issues, but if you just look past them, this movie is amazing. Quasimodo is so sweet and pure, I love his character so much. Esmeralda is strong, stubborn, and beautiful, I love her, and her interactions with Quasi are heartwarming. Phoebus is hilarious and respectful. But oh boy, Frollo, he's... He's one of the best Disney villains, he's actually a complex villain, he isn't just evil for the sake of being evil, he's got mislead prejudices and so much more. AND THE MUSIC. The best music in a Disney movie Period. Hellfire, Best Villian song period. God help the outcasts is painfully beautiful, heavens light is (Sorry to repeat, but) Beautiful, and The bells of Notre Dame is a jam. The disembodied voices singing in their epic booming chorus voice is just so amazing to hear along with the amazing visuals.
Beauty and the Beast used to be my favourite Disney movie, but then I rewatched Hunchback, and this movie is now my favourite movie. It's darker and isn't afraid to tackle heavier subjects like Religious prejudice, Lust, and racial bias. I love this movie so much and really wish more people would see for the thing it is, a masterpiece. Maybe not perfect (That stupid gargoyle) but very close.