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Aladdin (film review) *contains spoilers*


Film: Aladdin
Year: 2019
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Directed By: Guy Ritchie
Starring: Will Smith, Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott
About: A kind-hearted street urchin and a power-hungry Grand Vizier vie for a magic lamp that has the power to make their deepest wishes come true.
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JcMtWwiyzpU

My Review:
Loving Aladdin since I was a child and seeing that a new one was released with one of my favourite actors Will Smith in it I badly needed to go and see it. Feeling worried that it wouldn't live up to the previous with Robin Williams as he left an incredible character of Genie behind. However, this movie exceeded my expectations and I ended up loving it a lot more than I expected.

I loved that the beginning of the movie foreshadowed the film with showing how Will Smith was telling his children a story which had some songs about a princess, prince and a genie in which later is his family after the genie is allowed to become human again and found the love of his life and manages to get an amazing family with him. Personally, I also liked the Genie in which was throughout the film as he was made into his own character and Will Smith took the famous character and didn't try to copy the previous version at all and made the Genie his own unique self which helped me to really get involved within the movie and not make this feel like a cheap copy of the animated version. I did think that by adding new songs to the film and by making the original songs different to make them fit the new version of the movie was something that was a good addition to the film and helped to captivate in the magic. By also having the addition of a new character who is another prince who is after Jasmine's hand was something I thought was well done and even though he came across and silly and rather stupid it really helped to keep the mood light as well as show how Aladdin needed to win Jasmine over from other Prince's who also wanted to win her hand. Having great actors within this as well as brilliant camera work really helped to bring the live action movie to life as well as create a new version of the film which was not just a copy of the 90's version. By also showing a small tribute to Robin William's Genie within it was really sweet and kept it feeling not only nostalgic but a nice reminder of the beloved actor that we lost.

Personally, I can't think of anything in which they could have done better except maybe having had the character of Jafar older as he seemed rather young with all that he was meant to have gone through and to fully get a grasp on how the awful deeds changed him into the man in which he was now.

Overall, this is my favourite Disney live action re-makes in that they have done so far and I am so happy that they decided to try and not just copy the 90's version. I would highly recommend this to people who are fans of Aladdin as well as those who are looking for a great adventure movie and looking to relive their childhood with a classic. This is a movie I am really excited about seeing again! 

My Rating: 5/5 


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