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
Unlike the shapeless flabby genie of the original Aladdin (1992), director Guy Ritchie purposefully portrayed Will Smith's genie with a bodybuilder physique complete with bulging biceps, swollen pecs and ripped six pack abs. He explained to EW, "There's a particular type of physicality that I grew up with that I was keen on - that 1970s body builder look - not inflicted by steroids but by lifting vast amounts of weight and eating vast amounts of food. So I want a genie with abs." Will Smith said, "Their (1970s bodybuilders) upper body is really huge and the legs are small 'cause they never do leg day." Ritchie added, "I did want a traditional demigod, someone who looked like a big, strong muscular 70s bodybuilding dad - a physically imposing but avuncular figure - big enough to feel like a force, but not like he was counting his calories." Ritchie told Empire that he also wanted his Genie to be egotistical - he liked the idea that "the wisest entity in the physical sphere happens to be really vain." To showcase his vanity, the Genie is seen flexing his enormous biceps multiple times in the film. He's also seen pumping iron in the form doing bicep curls with a very heavy dumbbell and bench press with a massive barbell along with a skipping rope and hula-hoop to remain ripped. He also does various bodybuilding poses in front of a mirror while checking out his muscles. It should be noted that highly sculpted physique shown in the film was created using CGI and is not Smith's actual physique. See more »
The Cave of Wonders warns, "Only one may enter!" The fact that Abu also enters the cave with Aladdin somehow doesn't violate this rule at all. So, it shouldn't matter that Abu touches any of the treasures within, since his presence doesn't even count to begin with. Instead, it is an integral part of the story. See more »
So, you got the girl. I mean, trust me, I had my doubts after your whole jam debacle. But, you pulled yourself back together a little bit.
I did, didn't I? I think I finally got the hang of being a prince.
Oh, well, that's not exactly what I meant...
But you were right. People see what they want to see. Aladdin is gone. I'm Prince Ali now.
Wow. Got it all figured now, huh, kid?
And you know, I was thinking about my last wish, and I just... I can't do this without you. I know I told you I'd use it to...
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When the Walt Disney Pictures logo appears, a star turns into a sun and the logo fades into the opening scene. See more »
The animation is one of my all time favourite Disney films. Full of laughs, heart, emotion and an incredible story. This was just a total mess. The lead actor is so incredibly wooden, and emotionless, the only good thing going for him is his fantastic dance moves (maybe stick to that from now on). Will Smith is good but forgettable. I totally get that he was trying to make it his own but I'm sorry nothing can out do Robin Williams, and unfortunately that's what this film would have needed to make it great, someone even better than the original. The actor that plays Jafar is next. AWFUL, not menacing enough and it makes for a very lack-lustre performance. Naomi Scott on the other hand was absolutely brilliant as Jasmine. Her voice when she sings Speechless gave me goosebumps. She is the only reason that I gave 2 stars instead of 1. Maybe Disney needs to stop the live action now, I'm really dreading The Lion King and Mulan now as they're both 2 more favourites. Fingers crossed.
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