anyone think Beauty and the Beast is really overrated?
I don't think Beauty and the Beast
is overrated, no. The songs in The Little Mermaid
may well be superior, but to me, that's a pretty good movie with some standout songs, while I find Beauty and the Beast
to be a more cohesive and satisfying blend of story and song, and probably one of the best executed of Disney's fairy tale films.
You may have heard a larger amount of criticism for, say, The Lion King
, but I get the impression that that's still the most popular of the Disney Renaissance films for many people (even with the relatively small sample size here, look at how high it ranked
in the PEEL's Top 50 Animated Movies thread you made). Beauty and the Beast
might not be everybody's favorite, sure, but I think it's quite solidly good and deserves whatever praise it gets.