- Origin: 7/25
- Story: 5/25
- Camera/SFX: 13/25
- Performance: 14/25
A street rat frees a genie from a lamp, granting all of his wishes and transforming himself into a charming prince in order to marry a beautiful princess. But soon, an evil sorcerer becomes hell-bent on securing the lamp for his own sinister purposes.
- Rated: PG (Some action and peril)
- Genre: Action, Adventure and Science Fiction
- Directed by: Guy Ritchie
- Written by: John August and Guy Ritchie
- Release date: 24th May, 2019 (Wide)
- Length: 128 minutes
- Studio: Walt Disney Pictures
|Will Smith||Genie/ Mariner|
|Billy Magnussen||Prince Anders|
I’m sad to say this, but this film just lived in the 1992 Aladdin’s shadow. I felt characters had lost what they were meant to act like and it lost the magic. It is meant to be about mystical things and wonder, but it leaves wishing that the film would be better.
The story was dry and simple, some scenes felt static and slow, making character interactions very awkward. What it needed to do was not and try to one up the previous film, but become it own stand alone blockbuster. I’m sure children will be entertained by this film, any parents needing relief can definitely take their children to see it. But for any older Disney fans out there, it may leave you bored.
Normally, Disney are known to have great CGI and always thrill. But in Aladdin, things seemed to be out of place, some of the magic looked off and the lighting just wasn’t right in some areas. They had some clever camera shots, especially when the Genre was showing off his magic, it created great comic relief.
It was just cheesy, many of the casts lines felt forced and did nothing to drive the story forward. They were looking cheap laughs and to make a quick buck. Will Smith did well to be his very own Genie, it was fun and energetic and he did land most of his lines. The other main actors however just felt lost on screen and were forgettable.