Aaron’s All-Time Top 5 Villains

Villain #4: Gaston (from Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast”)

Maybe it’s because he’s super strong, or maybe it’s because he’s the biggest jerk of a Disney villain I’ve ever seen. Whatever it is, Gaston is a memorable character who gets on your nerves and annoys the crap out of you, but has an awesome singing voice. His main number (“Kill the Beast”) is one of the best songs in the entire series of Disney musicals. And c’mon, guys, let’s face it. If you were Gaston and were chasing Belle, would you have done things differently? Be honest. It’s hard to think clearly when there’s a babe like that in front of you…um…okay…nevermind…

Beauty and the Beast was the first (and, if I’m not mistaken, only) animated feature to be nominated for a Best Picture Oscar back when it was released. In my honest opinion, this is one of the best films of all-time, and if you haven’t ever seen it, then shame on you! Go rent it, because you can’t buy it anymore.

Honorable mentions:
Maleficint (from “Sleeping Beauty”)
Frollo (from “The Hunchback of Notre Damme”)

This was a tough choice for villain #4 and I thought I should mention that *some* thought went into the process. Maleficint was a good contender, but lacks depth. Her quest to eliminate Aurora isn’t as easy to relate to people (well, guys anyway) as Gaston’s quest to have Belle. As for Frollo, well, I love “Hunchback” and he is devious, but since I saw “Beauty” before “Hunchback”, I gave it to the one that helped me fall in love with Disney movies. Okay, okay, I’ll shut up.