A kind-hearted street urchin Aladdin vies for the love of the beautiful princess Jasmine, the princess of Agrabah. When he finds a magic lamp, he uses the genie's magic power to make himself a prince in order to marry her. He's also on a mission to stop the powerful Jafar who plots to steal the magic lamp that could make his deepest wishes come true.Written by
Aside from "Speechless", another original song created for this film by Alan Menken was called "Desert Moon", which was performed by Mena Massoud and Naomi Scott and is the song that Aladdin and Jasmine's respective mothers taught them when they were younger. Though cut from the final edit, it is still available on Disney's DisneyMusicVEVO YouTube channel, as part of the home release bonus features, and is also sold in the digital MP3 soundtracks (though not part of the official movie soundtrack bundle with the others). See more »
The dress Jasmine wears when she first meets Prince Anders would not worn be in the Middle East but in countries in Central Asia such as India and Pakistan. Likewise Genie's appearance looks like a god in Hindu. See more »
Genie, for my final wish: I wish to become the most powerful being in the universe. More powerful than you!
A lot of grey area in that wish. But... Most powerful being in the universe, coming right up!
[Genie turns Jafar into a genie]
The most powerful in the universe, at last! Second to NO ONE! And I thought I had power before! First, I'll lay waste to those fools in Shirabad!
[prepares a fireball... then gets shackles on his arms. Genie smiles]
What have you done to me?
I haven't done ...
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The opening credits are a prologue that introduces the main characters over a montage of scenes in Agrabah. See more »
What's to say. Before even filming we knew Guy Ritchie was obviously the wrong choice to direct the film. His style doesn't quite lend itself to this type of film.
Miscast Mena Massoud didn't bring any real character to the role of Aladdin he was simply okay/ functional.
Will Smith is as usual charismatic and had difficult shoes to fill after Robin Williams' take on the genie but he was seriously let down by the VFX in blue genie mode and a weak script.
Another miscast Naomi Scott gave a good performance but I always felt i was looking at Indian and not Middle Eastern. In fact the film IS very bollywood with the Jasmin, Aladdin dance off Indian Style (and to Indian music) then Russian dancing(?) plus other times an Indian soundtrack.
And i'm not even going to talk about that sorry excuse for a villain. No, no i am not.
For a Disney movie set in large Kingdom it sure does feel quite quite small. It looked cheap too. Weird.
Ultimately a dreadfully executed cash grab of a movie that no one asked for. Thanks D.
Thankfully this is exactly what i expected having seen the trailers.
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