Maleficent and her goddaughter Aurora begin to question the complex family ties that bind them as they are pulled in different directions by impending nuptials, unexpected allies, and dark new forces at play.
Aladdin, the clever hero of Agrabah, continues his adventures with the help of his fiancee Princess Jasmine, his pet monkey Abu, Magic Carpet, Iago the greedy parrot, and of course his best friend the semi-cosmic Genie.
When the newly crowned Queen Elsa accidentally uses her power to turn things into ice to curse her home in infinite winter, her sister Anna teams up with a mountain man, his playful reindeer, and a snowman to change the weather condition.
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 a genie's magic power to make himself a prince in order to marry her. He is 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 constantly shirtless Aladdin in the original Aladdin (1992) and the Broadway show, Mena Massoud's Aladdin in this version does not appear shirtless. Ever since the release of the first look and trailer, costume designer Michael Wilkinson revealed that it was "the question on everyone's lips... We thought having so much skin showing on Aladdin for the whole film would be quite distracting on a human actor as opposed to a cartoon character." Producer Dan Lin added, "He found a shirt. The (animated) movie was done in 1992. Some things are inappropriate these days for families." The super-hit Broadway Aladdin show with live actors replicates the original movie's look and shows Aladdin bare-chested with actors who sport bulging abs and pecs and critics of this movie said that covering up Mena Massoud was a conservative move by Disney. Actor Mena Massoud meanwhile is a gym junkie and posted several shirtless pictures on social media during the filming and promotion of the film showing off his rippling physique even though it was not featured in the film. In addition Jasmine's outfit was also changed in this film for the same reason of avoiding showing off too much skin to make it more family appropriate since her animated counterpart received criticism due to her appearance. See more »
When Prince Ali's entourage sings the first line of "Make way for Prince Ali!" the green turban marchers suddenly have no flag staffs, and are marching with their arms swinging, then in the next scene are carrying their staffs again. See more »
O Great One who summons me, Terrible One who commands me, I stand by my oath, loyalty to wishes three!
[Aladdin can only muster a faint terrified squeal]
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The opening credits are a prologue that introduces the main characters over a montage of scenes in Agrabah. See more »
Although this remake might seem less accomplished than the eponymous cartoon Aladdin (1992), the film is objectively well done. The actors, the songs, the sets, the costumes, the Computer-Generated Imagery (tiger, monkey, flying carpet, genie), ... everything is excellent!
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