Reviews and Problems with The Hunchback of Notre Dame
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An Unconventional Disney Winner
3 July 2012
Excerpt: It's clear that The Hunchback Of Notre Dame is a Disney film. Many of the key components for a Disney film are here. However, there are some shockingly un-Disney like elements here. And while I wouldn't want all Disney films to be like The Hunchback Of Notre Dame, this is a very nice change of pace.
Summary: This is a fantastic, over-looked gem from Disney animation. The adaptation of the Hugo book is surprisingly honest and accurate for a Disney film and the songs are some of the most emotional I've heard in an animation film, touching on some dark subject matter. The visuals of a pre-Revolution France are also awe-inspiring and impressive.
Summary: The adult themes carried over from the source material have to coincide with some of Disney's lesser simplicities. This is not a smooth combination. The comedy is weak, as well. The music is grand, but unmemorable. A few darker moments ring true to the original message of the story. This is a big mixed bag.
Summary: "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" is wildly and hands-down one of the best Disney classics of all time! Yes, the story is much darker, as are the songs and themes, but it is definitely one of the most incredible ones. I truly loved the animation as well as one of the most insidious Disney villains: Judge Claude Frollo. Not as good as the book, but still a masterpiece!
Summary: This is the last traditionally-animated Disney film that I really liked. It's dark - almost too dark for Disney, but it worked out great for me. The songs are hit and miss, but overall, the animation and story keep you entertained.
Summary: I watched this movie because I was part of a stage adaptation of it. So, I know it inside out, all its strengths and its flaws. Despite being on the darker side by Disney standards, the movie Disney-fies, Hollywoodizes and oversimplifies a much darker tale of Hugo's. It takes a tragedy and gives it a kiddy ending. Frollo and Pheobus' characters are also oversimplified.
Excerpt: Paris, 18 century. The Gypsies are followed everywhere they go in Paris, and one of the people behind this massacre is judge Frollo, a dark and evil man determined to kill all gypsies he follows. One day, he kill a gypsy woman who was carrying a baby, and when he saw the baby was deformed, he almost killed the baby trowing him in a pit, when the Priest who saw everything that Frollo did made him take care of the child.