Aladdin - Movie Review

Jeremy Jahns
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The newest Disney Live Action remake is a classic of the 90's. Here's my review for ALADDIN!




22 тра 2019





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Joni Halenius
Joni Halenius 5 днів тому
I liked The Return of Jafar more than original. Sue me.
Joey Jerry
Joey Jerry 8 днів тому
Honestly my only gripe this movie is: Jafar - He did not capture the ambition or power of Jafar. Not completely horrible but definitely the weakest part of the movie. They did use Jasmine a bit too much but I did not mind the change too much.
carealoo744 16 днів тому
That: 'Only 1 may enter here,' bit of the video made me smirk for the first time in weeks. (Something tells me he hasn't heard of the Mondasian Cybermen!)
Karanvir Kooner
Karanvir Kooner 17 днів тому
Will Smith won’t come close to matching the raw unrestrained comedy talent of Robin Williams as the Genie
Xnx Gaming
Xnx Gaming 17 днів тому
In terms of CGI, I realized that NOTHING will ever top Jurassic Park.
Tcrumpen 20 днів тому
To me the problem of the movie was indeed Jafar. He just wasnt ‘evil enough’. However it might be because the character of Jafar can only work in a animation/cartoon sense
Alex The Fangirl
Alex The Fangirl Місяць тому
To me the remake was better than the original. They do a lot of the scenes better and I love Jasmine's new song. Also I like that Jafar is less scary in this version because he was the reason I didn't like watching the movie when I was younger. Overall, so far it was my favorite Disney remake and that might be my second favorite once the Mulan remake comes out.
Maddog's LEGO Studio
Maddog's LEGO Studio 16 днів тому
You feel the exact opposite that I do.
awlabrador Місяць тому
I thought the movie was more the Jasmine Show than Aladdin, i.e. less "the diamond in the rough" and more "I am woman hear me roar".
Maddog's LEGO Studio
Maddog's LEGO Studio 16 днів тому
The movie should’ve been called “Jasmine” instead of “Aladdin”
Quiet Demon
Quiet Demon Місяць тому
Surprisingly it took me a year to watch this as I wasn’t able to back when it was released, I finally was able to watch it on Disney+, so I’ll start with Jafar for me he was less of the gangly and hatred filled character from the 1992 movie and more of a snobbish and ‘yuppie’ interpretation of him, Iago was great but Alan Tudyk was unfortunately under-utilised and since he’s a great actor of both on screen and voice characters (he’s also the weasel from Zootopia and the candy king from wreck it Ralph) he was for some baffling reason never heard much apart from broken English, Mena and Naomi did great as Aladdin and Jasmine but weren’t given much to do apart from ‘recreate a majority of scenes from the original so we can still call it Aladdin’, completely agree about the speechless song it’s good but it’s editorial inclusion in the movie was so jarring it took me temporarily out of the movie, and finally of course we have Will Smith as the Genie who for me was probably the best part, Robin Williams will never ever be replaced but if there’s an actor who can match him in terms of comedy, drama, action and everything in between it’s the fresh prince, so yeah great movie but the original is still the best for me
Knowledge Місяць тому
Hey, your hair looks like that blond cartoon dude with the sunglasses... what's his name? The one with the puffy chest ...
Ron 2 місяці тому
Most reviewers entered the theater wanting to hate this movie, which happens even to me. They were however proved wrong by the strong box office numbers.
Maddog's LEGO Studio
Maddog's LEGO Studio 16 днів тому
Even if a film does well in the box office doesn’t mean it’s a good movie
WarriorofLight 3 місяці тому
This movie was okay. But it was seriously lacking in some areas. Jafar and Iago are my favorite characters and they were like paper cutouts in this movie.
KayRen 3 місяці тому
Your first point is a FACT, I just saw Aladdin for the first time (I'm a huge fan of the original movie ) but the first scene was SO fast, she was already out of the palace and they didn't even explain why she decided to leave, that was the first scene and I literally had to check the timeline because I couldn't believe that I was just in the minute 6. Bad storytelling!
Killer Kirby
Killer Kirby 3 місяці тому
I mean. I’m gonna be honest I think will smith did awesome only good part except the dancing Like
Cush 3 місяці тому
Will Smith is not charismatic. He has only two facial expressions and his acting is atrocious.
Adaiah Todd
Adaiah Todd 3 місяці тому
Definitely a mixed bag 😂the movie was okay . CGI genie 🧞‍♂️ was weird looking . Movie was entertaining but it definitely felt rushed .
poops inmypants
poops inmypants 3 місяці тому
I get why people think the original is better but in my opinion it is unfair to compare it to the original because most people are going to like the original no matter what movie and it is hard to please everyone whether they want it to be like the original or something new
Chris J.P. Black
Chris J.P. Black 3 місяці тому
"Only one may enter in." Lol. Great animated voice!
commish8417 4 місяці тому
I thoroughly enjoyed the movie. Will Smith did a great job as the genie. Naomi Scott was great as Jasmine.
James Rodgers
James Rodgers 4 місяці тому
All they had to do was remaster the animations from the original. They didn't have to make it live action and realistic, just update the graphics so it looks better. That's all they had to do for The Lion King as well. Unfortunately, both live action remakes were disappointing.
Susie Q
Susie Q 4 місяці тому
Jafar’s evilness is lackluster here 😩 I felt like they could’ve found someone more creepier.
The Iranian Liberal
The Iranian Liberal 4 місяці тому
I loved it. The cartoon had some aspects I liked better and this one had some aspects I liked better. This one did really well with worldbuilding, I thought this new Jaffar felt like he had more character and intrigue besides being a comic book villain. The cartoon felt grander in scale-at least during the action sequences and genie magic.
Alfredo Rodriguez
Alfredo Rodriguez 5 місяців тому
If the original Aladdin didn’t exist and it was only this one, do you think this movie would have been better.
Kay Kapumpa
Kay Kapumpa 5 місяців тому
I finally watched this and I had way more fun than expected ....Will Smith, Aladdin and Jasmine were awesome but Jafar was horrible ...I fell he brought it down but the kid in me was very happy
Jahmilla Vanilla
Jahmilla Vanilla 5 місяців тому
I LOVE YOUR HONESTY BROTHER!!!! Before I go to the movies I check your reviews first.
Jokester 954
Jokester 954 5 місяців тому
Omg I finally just watched this andfreaking loved it!! Took me so long cause everyone disliked it but man I was mega impressed!!
Retro Alliance Gaming
Retro Alliance Gaming 5 місяців тому
I loved this movie! I thought all the actors full of emotions and amazing, the movie adds extra to make the relationships more meaningful and Will smith did his own thing and he was so funny. It was a interptation of the cartoon and they did awesome.
The Bird Music Playlist
The Bird Music Playlist 5 місяців тому
One of the biggest upsets for me was in the song "Prince Ali" In the Animation when the elephant bust through the door the build up of the song was great. In the live action they stop and when it starts up again there was no power behind it.
Khara Gillock
Khara Gillock 5 місяців тому
Yeah i dont like that they skipped over the beginning and why is Jasmin in one jump ahead just why?
Hammond Denzel
Hammond Denzel 5 місяців тому
I found it very entertaining
Kiba-kun Von Keelber
Kiba-kun Von Keelber 5 місяців тому
Totally agree with Jeremy. Cave of wonders 😂
Wizkid36 6 місяців тому
I just saw the movie a few days ago and I feel like for the disney re-live action film, they focus more on the supporting characters than the main character like timon and pumba in the lion king. The film was ehhh... to me. The acting sounded so monotone (or they didnt put much energy to the acting) and the editing was bad, like they need to go back to film school. No beats. I only enjoyed mostly genies part cause aladdin was dull.
Cole Clark
Cole Clark 6 місяців тому
This movie was a heartless CASH GRAB! They need to cut it with the remakes, even though I know they won't because it makes MONEY. Cause that's all Disney cares about nowadays. Not creativity or imagination, but getting the most money with the least amount of effort.
Random. 6 місяців тому
Just saw it. Wow ... gotta say i wish I saw it in theaters. The Movie is fantastic. Im buying it on Blu-ray.
Matthew Mattiocco
Matthew Mattiocco 7 місяців тому
100% AGREED!
Tits McGee
Tits McGee 7 місяців тому
Damn...that scene in the animation when the first guy goes into the cave of wonders sets the tone brilliantly..it also establishes some pretty serious stakes for a kid’s animation and there’s this real menace & looming danger beneath the dazzling musical numbers and the charm of the genie. I feel like that choice is really telling as to the general trend w/ all these remakes- they look at a scene like that and see it as an easy place to trim some fat & make room for some updates to the text...but they don’t understand the heart of the story and sacrifice the most in terms of tone & atmosphere...which is really the one place where it’s most important to create a sense of unity & continuity w/ the original. You can make major & minor changes to plot beats, explore different themes, introduce new characters etc. and if you hit the mark in terms of replicating tone or creating tonal notes that feel like they arise organically from the original...that’s how you win fans over because they’re going to FEEL like they’re returning to a world that they love. That’s a huge reason why the new Star Wars sequels are so much better received than the prequels
Junior 7 місяців тому
nonsense reviews... the movie is great. more details to the characters like jafar and jasmine, they has clear objective. more empowering specially jasmine, more screen time to.
RodCornholio 8 місяців тому
Poor acting (or directing of actors) - aside from Smith, naturally - in part due to poorly written dialogue. Awful, out-of-place, unmemorable song writing (other than "A Whole New World). Miscast....everyone, other than Smith and the monkey. Typical, modern-film, shit sandwich; great visual effects wrapped around mushy feces.
Trisha Leigh
Trisha Leigh 8 місяців тому
I rewatched the “Never had a friend like Me” & “Prince Ali” sequences several times. I laughed along, rooted for the heroes & heroines, fell in love & cried tears of joy at the end! Wonderful LIVE ACTION remake & thought Guy Ritchie was perfect. As for the original & Robin Williams, they cannot be outdone; true perfection! So it’s a different take. Just as Heath & Joaquin had different but amazing takes on the joker!
ElectroShock 8 місяців тому
I hope Sonic is fixed in the actual movie. He looked fucking terrible in the first trailer. A humanoid hedgehog, wtf!!!!
QueenQuita 8 місяців тому
Every movie reviewer I have watched did not like Aladdin that much. Maybe because we who aren't reviewers are just sitting back and enjoying the movie rather than thinking too much about every single thing. I honestly thought they did a perfect job bringing the animation to a fantasized reality. Jaafar could've been darker in demeanor but everything else was satisfying. Still great review. You're so funny.
Jvv 8 місяців тому
Will Smith nailed it. We really need a black guy in a every movie for real xd
Hulk Gamer
Hulk Gamer 8 місяців тому
I liked this a lot. I thought everything they did with it. STOP comparing it so exact...it is different and GOOD. Like those people that ALWAYS say, "oh the book was better"
regina simpson
regina simpson 8 місяців тому
They fixed Sonic.
regina simpson
regina simpson 8 місяців тому
And cgi genie doesn't look exactly like that the whole time. I liked most of the movie. Didn't enjoy the new song and Jafar was meh for me but overall I really liked it.
regina simpson
regina simpson 8 місяців тому
The human form of Genie his blue outfit is an homage to the broadway look.
Eliya 8 місяців тому
My criticisms and compliments are as listed. You can agree or disagree with them. Criticisms: 1. Lack of character development. I particularly missed seeing the relationship between Jasmine and her father that you see in the animated version. I also would have liked to see more of Genie and Dalia's relationship progress throughout the film. 2. Jafar lacks the amount of intimidation and evilness that the animated Jafar possesses. 3. Each song had a drumbeat, and it took away from the beauty of the orchestra. I'm specifically talking about "Whole New World." 4. The rearranged order of events and the addition and ommition of others. 5. The lack of energy from the actors. Many seemed very unanimated. 6. I was hoping to hear at least one song from the Broadway musical or deleted songs from the animated one, such as "Proud of Your Boy." 7. Jasmine wants to be Sultan. Political correctness overriding historical facts. Compliments: 1. The visuals were stunning! There was so much detail in every scene. 2. The CGI. I couldn't believe how lifelike Rajah and Abu were, especially. 3. The camaraderie between Dalia and Jasmine. That is an addition I enjoyed. 4. The added lyrics to the existing songs. I enjoyed listening to those. 5. "Speechless" was sung incredibly by Naomi. I was impressed there was no pre-recording or autotone for the song. 6. The choreography... Wow. My favorite part of the film was the "Prince Ali" musical number for its energy, vividness and choreography. It was a lot of fun.
AWF AWF 9 місяців тому
I rewatched this on Blu Rray. It was mediocre as hell--your review is spot on. Sadly.
rudeboymon 9 місяців тому
It was entertaining from beginning to end. Will Smith pulled off the Genie role even though I really thought he was going to 💣. I didnt appreciate them changing the story at the end but it was fun to watch. I was never bored and the special effects were pretty damn good. I say smoke a joint and watch it 😎👍
Darth Vader
Darth Vader 9 місяців тому
Return of Jafar was great. I was a kid so I never noticed the animation
Jenna Alyse
Jenna Alyse 9 місяців тому
I didn't like this remake, I tried, but I felt like they shifted the plot in random places, the characters didn't draw you in, will smith was the better of characters though. The music was flat, they took the amazing film score it is and turned it into bland pop music. The song Jasmine sang in the end sounded like it was recycling Frozen's song Let It Go (especially the choreography). Anyways, it was disappointing. Can't top the original.
MLG GAMER 9 місяців тому
Wait a minute there was a sequel to Aladdin called Return of Jafar? How did I not know this? Also I mostly agree with you although I thought the dancing was pretty meh but I didn't mind the fast dancing it certainly is different.
Stevie J Reviews
Stevie J Reviews 9 місяців тому
I had the same thoughts mate. Also I thought the backgrounds should have been a bit more washed out so the bright costumes could really pop off the screen but it all kind of just blended in.
scotcheggable 9 місяців тому
Your cave of wonders impressions sounds exactly like the precursor statues from Jak and Daxter Precursor legacy.
somebody13324 9 місяців тому
It actually was fun, yes not even close to the original, but I had fun watching it aside from the guy playing Aladdin I found it good
XaviarLaCante 9 місяців тому
Movie sucked!
Javier Corona
Javier Corona 9 місяців тому
Well am drunk right now so lets watch this shit
R Metal
R Metal 9 місяців тому
Disney should stop making live action movies. They are milking classic films.
ᕮᗰᗩᑎYT TIᕼSᗩ
ᕮᗰᗩᑎYT TIᕼSᗩ 10 місяців тому
I thought Jafars first henchmen might've been Abis Mal.
Greg technic
Greg technic 10 місяців тому
Will Smith made the movie you ask me ..this is for the newer generation .. let appreciate the entertainment of the movie
Barbara 10 місяців тому
Another thing was Jasmine in the animation I felt was much more clever, like the pole vault from one building to the next was her idea and they took that out!!! If these films nowadays go for strong women, why take that away from her?
Barbara 10 місяців тому
Yea I just watched this movie and didn't really like it. There was no emotional impact. There were certain scenes in the animation film, like when Jasmines hand almost got chopped off, that were so intense. But in this movie it was so quick that you couldn't really absorb it. I didn't like what they did with Abu or Iago ( which was nothing) and Jafar just didn't have the same presense. I did like the Genie but thought Will Smith's singing was very weak.
Epodmusic17 10 місяців тому
I love that this was rated to be a good time if you're drunk when I wound up turning this movie into a drinking game in order to watch it.
Joel Matthew
Joel Matthew 10 місяців тому
One of the worst movies I have ever seen. Drink a lot and smoke a few blunts, it won't make the movie better but you may pass out and miss most of the awfulness.
Lumpy Stilskin
Lumpy Stilskin 10 місяців тому
Yeah i really liked this movie
Javier Carrillo
Javier Carrillo 10 місяців тому
This movie sucked compared to the animation. I didn’t really like the ending! I agree with everything you said!!
Yusef Taufiq
Yusef Taufiq 10 місяців тому
I agree 💯 it was enjoyable but overall fell flat for me
Taylor Fox
Taylor Fox 10 місяців тому
I agree 100% critique on point. I had high hopes and wanted to attach to this movie because I’m a Disney princess myself but I have to succumb to that this was just a very sub par execution.
Royhazel Edmonds
Royhazel Edmonds 10 місяців тому
Had some funny moments but it was really rushed. Some of the dialogue didn’t exactly land especially the hand maid’s, she was kind of weird with the genie lol
Keshav Batra
Keshav Batra 10 місяців тому
I actually loved this movie
Aaron Johnson
Aaron Johnson 10 місяців тому
this film is generally good, i liked the trailer, and it indeed may be a good companion to the animated version jafar is the only thing in the film at least for me that i was kinda iffy about, he kinda seemed a little less menacing than his animated equivelant, and More like a jerk uncle mena massoud and naomi scott seem to have terrific chemistry, in the same manner how linda larkin and scott weigner did in the animated version so i would say it is Purchase worthy with the animated version, but i do agree with your opinion that this film would be fun if you do or Don't have to be drunk
Zubair Baraskar
Zubair Baraskar 10 місяців тому
Cave of wonder face LMFAO
Alexandru 10 місяців тому
whaT? he didn't mention the fact that they changed Jasmine story and personality into a feminist. lol
Mueseek 10 місяців тому
I agree it felt rushed. Will Smith made the movie for me. The actor who plays Aladdin was cringy throughout in my opinion and his acting was questionable. How did Jasmine, being a strong intelligent woman who strives to be Sultan, not know that you need to pay with money in the beginning? She must surely know how society works and the consequences of stealing. The chemistry between Aladdin and Jasmine felt off. In my opinion the animated movie is better in almost every way.
Alabama Kid
Alabama Kid 10 місяців тому
I hated this movie, it sucked, one the worst movies I’ve ever seen
marcpatrol 10 місяців тому
You have to give us a review NOT a comparison
J Santana
J Santana 10 місяців тому
Thank you. I will not watch this film now. Disney is running out of ideas! 😂
Daniel Arcilla
Daniel Arcilla 10 місяців тому
I really don't understand why they did not cast Snoop Dog as Jafar
Artur V
Artur V 10 місяців тому
I think this movie was great. This guy is looking for something bad to say Just because of the stupid critics
Ukko Clap
Ukko Clap 10 місяців тому
I’m honestly disappointed in the Aladdin actor i just think he was not the right actor to play alladin. Couldn’t really feel him bringing the character forward. Will smith did a good job on genie though. I still enjoyed the movie and the songs.
Markallen Garcia
Markallen Garcia 10 місяців тому
I highly disliked this remake. The change of Jasmine's character to a glory-seeking diva negatively affected the whole movie. For example, the fact that Jasmine is already mingling on the streets and engaged in foreign politics from the start totally contradicts the iconic "A Whole New World" carpet ride scene and strips it of any soul and purpose. Aladdin had no real convincing reason to like her. The scene becomes just a cute little interlude of deception on Aladdin's part, whereas the original point was to show that Aladdin is a bold adventurer with a good heart whether he's a prince or a lowly street guy.
Alan Hanna
Alan Hanna 10 місяців тому
I will never watched the remake
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