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84 out of 96 people found the following review useful:
This film is so good!, 13 May 2005
Author: British_Aussie_chick from Australia
I grew up watching this film and along with Beauty and the Beast and Cinderella it is one of my favourite Disney films. I love it! Robin Williams is so good in it. He's hilarious. This film isn't just for kids but for the whole family. I think I was about 5 when I first saw it and at 14 I still watch it and so do my parents. I haven't seen the sequels because I heard that Robin Williams wasn't in them and decided that they wouldn't be as good without him. He was made for the part. The songs are amazing. I love singing along to "A Whole new World". I'm hoping to get the soundtrack soon. I also love the film because I have the same name as the princess in it! I would definitely recommend it to everyone. You're never too old to watch a classic Disney film.
66 out of 68 people found the following review useful:
I'd put it in with the Disney classics, 23 November 2003
Author: Kristine (email@example.com) from Chicago, Illinois
*** This review may contain spoilers ***
Aladdin is such an awesome move that still gets me excited to this day,
I remember when I was 7 and I saw this in the theater and I just had so
much fun. I am such a dork, I still love a lot of the Disney movies
that I loved as a kid, but I think the reason that I love Aladdin so
much is because this is one of the last Disney movies that was hand
drawn animation, the reason I love hand drawn animation is because it
feels more personal and that the crew put their heart and soul into it,
you can tell by watching it. They got a great cast of voice actors
including Scott Weinger from Full House and the always entertaining and
hilarious Robin Williams. Robin was just a perfect choice for Genie, he
brought a lot of energy to the movie and makes the genie a great
character. Who knew that a kid's version of the Arabian Nights tale
could be so great? This is a great Disney movie that I guarantee you're
going to love.
On a dark night, when Jafar attempts to access the Cave of Wonders, a magical cave which holds treasures beyond the wildest belief, above all is a magical oil lamp containing a genie is hidden. He and his talking parrot, Iago, learn that the only one who can enter the Cave of Wonders is the metaphorical "Diamond in the Rough". Meanwhile, in the palace of Agrabah, Jasmine, the beautiful teenage daughter of the Sultan, must be married before her upcoming birthday, but she rejects every prince she meets, as she wants to be married for true love and not merely for wealth. Later, Jasmine, frustrated with having her life lived for her climbs over the palace walls, and sees the marketplace for the first time, where she meets the street urchin Aladdin and his monkey, Abu, and the two young people are seen to be falling for each other. Jafar uses a machine to see that the "diamond in the rough" is Aladdin. Jafar sends a group of guards to capture Aladdin while Jasmine is still with him. Jasmine tells Jafar to release him, but Jafar lies and tells her he is already dead. Jafar, disguised as an elderly man, releases Aladdin from prison and leads him to the Cave of Wonders. They are told by the tiger-shaped head of the cave to touch nothing but the lamp. Aladdin enters the cave and encounters a magic carpet before finding the lamp. Abu tries to steal a ruby and causes the cave to start collapsing, but the carpet helps them to the entrance. Jafar takes the lamp from them and tries to kill them but Abu takes the lamp back and bites his arm, causing him to knock Abu back into the cave just as it collapses. When Aladdin awakens, Abu gives him the lamp which he had snatched from Jafar. After rubbing it, a genie is unleashed, revealing that he will grant Aladdin three wishes. Aladdin dupes the genie into freeing them from the cave without using up a wish. While contemplating his wishes, Aladdin asks the genie to make him into a prince so he can marry Jasmine. Iago later steals the genie's lamp back and brings it to Jafar, who becomes the genie's new master and uses his first wish to become sultan. Jafar then wishes to become a powerful sorcerer, Jafar then keeps the Sultan, the Genie, and Jasmine as his slaves. Aladdin must figure a way to save all of them and make things right again.
Aladdin is just a great movie that I promise you'll love, it has great characters, beautiful animation, and a terrific and catchy soundtrack that you'll be singing all day. This was one of the rare Disney movies that you pretty much loved ALL the characters, even Iago who is voiced by Gilbert Gottfried, the voice is a bit much but he is great as well. I personally love both the carpet and the genie. Who knew that a carpet could have so much personality? I absolutely adore the "Friend Like Me" scene, it was incredible to watch and had terrific animation! If for some odd reason you haven't somehow seen this movie, I highly recommend that you do, this will probably go down in your favorites as well.
62 out of 76 people found the following review useful:
Vintage Robin Williams, 5 September 2001
Author: William C. Uchtman (firstname.lastname@example.org) from Hendersonville, TN
I did not care to see this movie, but I was such a big Robin Williams that I rented it long after it stopped playing in the theaters. From the first few scenes I was spellbound by the voices and the script.I can still mimmick nearly all of the Genie's themes as well as see myself play Aladdin in a live action version of this movie with Paula Abdul as Jasmine and John De Lancie as Jafar. Jasmine in this movie has the same sexual innocence as Ariel the Little Mermaid and Krysta of Fern Gully. The songs are infectious, especially "Friend Like Me" and "A Whole New World." The whole movie is one big roller coaster ride augmented by the raucous wit of Robin Williams and his own talent for mimmicry and improvisation. Ten Stars way up!
45 out of 49 people found the following review useful:
Great songs and a good villain make "Aladdin" a Disney classic., 23 October 2004
Author: Boba_Fett1138 from Groningen, The Netherlands
This movie has three elements that are important for an animated Disney
movie: Great songs, a good villain and a great sidekick.
The songs and music in general are just great and very memorable. Jafar is a great villain mainly because he is voiced by Jonathan Freeman who has got a good and scary voice. But what is maybe the best element of the movie is Robin Williams as the blue genie. The blue genie is like a jokemachine that once it is started can't stop again and keeps you laughing.
The story is good and the pace is high. "Aladdin" is not too short and it's not too long, it's not too immature and it's not too mature, it's a perfect movie for the entire family with a wonderful love story (even though it's no "Beauty and the Beast") and good animations with some good looking early computer effects.
49 out of 62 people found the following review useful:
Hilarious, 7 February 2001
Author: grahamsj3 from SE US
I think this is one of the funniest films that Disney has ever done. This is due entirely to Robin William's brilliant voice of the Genie. He is wonderful in this role. I think the animation is pretty fair although I dislike the "generic" people that Disney's shop is putting out these days. They all share the same basic facial structure and eyes, so there is not much difference between any of the characters. It's not like Sleepy, Doc and Sneezy, who all looked very different. Still, this is a great and funny film. It is totally clean and not very violent so it is appropriate for every member of the family. Give this one a try and you'll have a great time watching it!
60 out of 87 people found the following review useful:
Random Thoughts on "Aladdin", 15 June 2005
Author: Miguel E. Rodriguez from Land O'Lakes, FL
Just watched this recently, on the new-and-improved DVD which features
a restored print, and it looks spectacular. The story is slightly
shallower than the best of Disney's films, but this is balanced by the
sheer lunacy of Robin Williams' bad, blue Genie. Whoever first thought
of putting Robin Williams in a Disney flick should get a Pulitzer, or a
Nobel, or something. The comic timing of his riffs combined with the
comic timing of the animators transform the Genie from a "Deus Ex
Machina" into the soul of "Aladdin."
I have a tiny issue with the fact that the most recent VHS and DVD prints of the movie have bowed to pressure from activist groups and altered a line in the opening song. The original line was, "...where they cut if your ear if they don't like your face/It's barbaric, but hey, it's home." The revised line reads, "...where the land is immense and the heat is intense/It's barbaric, but hey, it's home." Protesters claimed the original line perpetuated a negative stereotype of Arab countries and peoples. But...but...but marketplaces and cities in Arabian countries still cut the hands off convicted thieves. And there's even a scene in the film which threatens to relieve the princess of an appendage. They're not being negative; they're being accurate. And, oh yeah, IT'S A CARTOON. But that's just my opinion.
40 out of 48 people found the following review useful:
Great movie!, 11 January 2006
Author: taeweth from United States
Simply a classic. The movie Aladdin is hilariously told with many many
MANY funny moments. The genie his an all-time high in this classic film
about a street rat and a princess. A great movie for young kids, but
even adults will love the wonderfully amusing lines throughout the
The songs in the movie are well-known and catchy. I even had a guy since one of them to a girl at a school dance! Everyone recognizes them, and it is our duty to make sure the next generations continues to appreciate such a wonderful work of art.
A great movie for the entire family to sit down and watch together, it's good sometimes to take a blast to the past and enjoy some of those good ol' movies.
26 out of 29 people found the following review useful:
Fantastic!, 15 January 2006
Author: daniel Carbajo López from Barcelona, Spain
Magic, adventures, laughs, love... This film has everything mixed, and the result is quite good! The film is about the classic tale of "Aladdin and the magic lamp", so the story is well known by everybody. Despite it is for children, the quality of the characters is very good, the story, though predictable and typical, results interesting and, which is more important, it males us to spend a good hour and a half. The songs (typical in Disney) never are boring, and are surprisingly well mixed with images. In addition, action scenes are well ended and most characters are very charismatic. Aladdin is sympathetic form the beginning and most secondary characters are simply perfect. The "acting" of the Genius is superb in his strangeness and absurd, and Yafar is well remembered as one of the "best" bad ones of the history of cinema. It exhales an immense aura of evilness hardly ever seen in a movie... To sum up, one of the best (maybe the best) Disney film made, which everything to have a nice afternoon with your children or just spending a nice time laughing and remembering when you were a child.
27 out of 33 people found the following review useful:
great fun, 16 October 1999
Author: gazzo-2 from United States
This movie was the biggest film of '92, and it's easy to see why-a lotta
fun, as a terrific Robin Williams performance carries it to heights it
otherwise would not have gone to. Great animation, fine songs, a decent
plot--what is there not to like? I will admit some of the Arab characters
seemed to be stereotyped-but no more so than in Mulan or Tarzan or
animation seems to stereotype Everything.
A great movie, ***1/2 outta ****, a fave then and now.
25 out of 31 people found the following review useful:
Robin Williams, Great Songs Make This One Of The Best Animated Films Ever, 12 January 2007
Author: ccthemovieman-1 from United States
I can think of three quick reasons why this has remained one of the
best animated movies ever: 1 - Very good, very catchy songs that still
sound good 15 years later; 2 - excellent, colorful visuals; 3 - the
unique humor of Robin Williams, who seems to spout a joke-a- second. In
fact, you have to pay close attention to hear Williams' lines because
they come so fast and furious. Actually, at times they are too fast.
You hardly have time to laugh or digest what he just said when another
line hits you. Williams' genie character doesn't appear on screen until
after the first third of the film is over.
Without all those jokes - and the great visuals that go with those gags (things popping up like Saturday morning cartoons), this would just be a routine Disney animated film. Part of the normal Disney fare includes a hero who is a good guy but a liar and a heroine who is the typical wasp-waisted beauty who is rebellious against the rules of the day. The villain is an "Oil Can Harry" mustached dastardly employee of the king who desires king-like powers. His scenes, however, are tempered with humor thanks to his New York City-sounding obnoxious parrot, who provides most of the movie's slapstick humor.
Maybe the best attribute of this film is simply how fast it moves, meaning it's very, very entertaining.
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