L. Pellerin | 04/23/2010
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I have a theory about this movie:
The first movie was a masterpiece, but because some parents complained that it was too dark for kids, Disney made this as a joke (as if to say, "This is Victor Hugo's classic and you're complaining that it's too dark? Well, BAM, here's your watery rainbows and ponies for you!"). It's the only thing that makes sense to me.
I had just re-watched the original and wondered what the sequel was like, so I looked it up online. There were so many irritants within the first ten minutes that I could not bring myself to watch anymore.
Animation- The first movie was gorgeous, and not just as eye candy. The animators had really outdone themselves with lighting, angles, you name it. Obviously, this movie does not use those same animators. Reminds me of Saturday morning cartoons.
Story- It's so...forced, bland, *sigh*, "really? did they have to do that?" type of thing
Script- This is the worst part for me. Pretty much every line I heard sounded so mechanical, like a little kid wrote it. Don't get me wrong, I praise any kid who puts pen to paper, but it should not be a Disney sequel to a classic movie. Maybe they borrowed a fanfic? Also, the characters do not act like themselves from the first movie. I know it's years later and all, but...just no. And someone else put it perfectly when they said Quasimoto seems like a creeper in this movie. You'd just have to watch it (if you dare) and see.
At first I couldn't believe that Disney would make this after making such a classic, but when I think of it as a joke on the complainers, I do get a little chuckle. Surely no one took this seriously."
Michael Patrick Boyd | Waukesha, WI | 11/06/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)
"The Hunchback of Notre Dame II is one hour and eight minutes long and was released direct to video on March 19, 2002. This did not live up to The Hunchback of Notre Dame. There are five songs too many in the movie and most of them could of been left out. Basically the movie takes places several years in the future. Esmeralda and Phoebus are married and have a son named Zephyr. Zephyr is either six or eight years old. Quasimodo is now a respected member of the community. One day the circus comes to town and Sarousch is the owner and an evil magician who runs the circus. Sarousch has a young female assistant named Madellaine whom he want her to seduced Quasimodo into telling him where the La Fidèle, a giant bell with jewels in it, so he can steal it. At first Madellaine agrees to do it, but as she grows to like Quasimodo and wants out of the plan. Sarousch convinces her otherwise and leads Quasimodo away from the bell and Sarousch and his men steal La Fidèle. When Captain Phoebus confronts Sarousch about a stolen necklace, Sarousch says that Madellaine stole the necklace. This is a ploy so Sarousch and his men can sneak out of town with the bell. Captain Phoebus arrests Madellaine for the crime of theft. Captain Phoebus learns that La Fidèle has been stolen and Madellaine tells Captain Phoebus that she can lead him to the bell and Sarousch. Captain Phoebus agrees, but let her goes a prisoner with her hands tied. The guards are able to trap Sarousch and his men but, Sarousch has captured Phoebus and Esmeralda son and agrees to only let him go if he is allow to leave town with the bell. Phoebus agrees to Sarousch demand and allows him and his men to escape. Madellaine tells Quasimodo she has a plan to rescue Zephyr and she tells him to trust him. Madellaine, along with Quasimodo help, rescues Zephyr and Sarousch and his men are taken in custody. In the end Quasimodo and Madellaine fall in love. Beyond this being a poor follow-up there are too many drawing mistakes in the movie. The Hunchback of Notre Dame II gets a C-.
A. Festival of Fun Activities
B. Behind the Scenes with Jennifer Love Hewitt
C. A Gargoyle's Life: It's Not Easy Being A Gargoyle
A. Beauty and the Beast
B. Tarzan & Jane
C. Max Keeble's Big Move
D. The Hunchback of Notre Dame
E. Disney DVD
F. The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
G. Schoolhouse Rock
H. American Legends
S. O. fantasty | 10/15/2009
(1 out of 5 stars)
"ANIMATION SUCKS AND NO ONE CAN SING!!!!!!!!!!!!! NEGATIVE 5555555!!!! DON'T BUY IT!!!
PEOPLE WITH GOOD VISION: YOU WILL NEED GLASSES AFTER THE FIRST 3 SECONDS BECAUSE UR EYES WILL MELT BECAUSE OF THE UGLINESS...
PEOPLE WITH BAD VISION: U WILL BE BLIND FOR LIFE...
EVERYONE NEEDS PLASTIC SURGERY, BOTOX, WHATEVER IT TAKES TO MAKE THE CHARACTERS AT LEAST 1/3 DECENT!!!!!!!!!! THEY ARE SOOOOOOOOO UGLY THAT U HAVE TO LOOK AWAY EVERY 2 MINUTES TO STOP YOUR VISION FROM GETTING ANY WORSE....(WHATEVER'S LEFT OF IT)....Ai Dios Mio!!!!!!!!!!
DON'T WASTE UR MONEY!!!!!"