I’ve Seen Two More Movies: ‘The Hunchback of Notre Dame’ and ‘Patton’

Well, I’ve seen two more movies I’ve never watched before; a sentimental Disney flick and a Best Picture-winning World War II film. So, with no further delay, here are my reviews.

The Hunchback of Notre Dame

The Hunchback of Notre Dame' at 25: 'The Most R-Rated G You Will Ever See'  - The New York Times

I’d been putting this movie off for a while because I knew it was going to make me cry a lot. And even with that prediction I still was not ready for the utter wrecking of my emotions that this film was going to inflict upon me.

The Hunchback of Notre Dame is a powerful story about acceptance and I was simply overwhelmed by the beauty (and darkness) of this story.

The animation is honestly the most beautiful I’ve seen for any of the 90s’ Disney movies. The level of emotion the animators were able to convey in this film was stunning, especially during the very dark (and surprisingly mature) “Hellfire” number. Woo! My eyes were wide with horror and appreciation during that musical sequence.

By the time the movie concluded I was an emotional mess. I’m talking a torrential downpour leaking from my eyes. The Hunchback of Notre Dame is now an instant favorite of mine among the Disney films.

5/5 stars

Patton

Patton: Man, Myth, and Movie. A great Hollywood movie about a great… | by  Richard Brownell | Medium

And then there was Patton, a biographical drama/war epic set in World War II about a egotistical general named, you guessed it, Patton. From the film’s literal opening seconds I understood wholeheartedly why this movie won Best Picture.

It was simply exceptional; from the script and the surprising range of locations the movie visited to the incredible acting on George C. Scott’s part as General Patton. He brought the man to life in a way where at times I rooted for him and then at other times I utterly despised him. But most surprising of all, the film was actually kind of funny with Patton being the primary source of comic relief.

I think what I loved the most about this incredible war flick is that it never veered in a direction that I expected. Every time I thought one thing was going to happen something else entirely transpired, leaving me constantly thrilled along the way.

Even though this movie is a whopping two hours and fifty-two minutes it never disappointed.

5/5 stars

So yeah, these were two really good movies that I’ve recently seen and if you haven’t watched them, I highly recommend them.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a tremendous day.

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