Will admit to not expecting very much in the first place from 'Adventures of Aladdin', actually my expectations were extremely low. Despite liking the story and loving the animated Disney film, the knowledge that it was from the dread name The Asylum is enough to make anybody severely sceptical. Apart from the odd watchable effort, almost all of their work ranges from mediocre at best and frequently abominable.
'Adventures of Aladdin' turned out to be even worse than expected, not quite one of The Asylum's very worst but redeeming qualities are none and everything is done terribly at best. Would not have minded it being a diamond in the rough, 'Adventures of Aladdin' doesn't even come close to being near that. It is not be confused with the newly released live-action Disney film on which the film was made to capitalise upon its release, have not seen that film yet but will do being a big Disney fan, despite no longer being very excited in seeing it. But it would have to be really, really terrible to be as bad or worse than 'Adventures of Aladdin', personally think that that is highly unlikely.
Speaking of what's wrong with 'Adventures of Aladdin', where to start? How about that it is one of the worst looking The Asylum fantasy films ever. Everything screams of cheaply produced and rushed-looking, especially the costumes, which look like remains of shoe-string budget fancy dress rather than sumptuous or exotic, and the risible after-thought like special effects (especially that dragon). Complete with very obvious green screen and drab and chaotic photography. The direction is practically non-existent and shows no competence when there are any signs.
Music is as cheap sounding as the look of the costumes, is monotonous and placed in a way that is sometimes random and discordant with the action. The script is stilted as well as childish and unfunny and there is absolutely no charm, soul or wonder to the lifelessly paced and absurd story.
Really didn't care for the characters, who either have very little personality, are too over the top or annoying. Nothing interesting about them too. The acting is best not worth mentioning, with two bland leads, a very hammy villain that poses no threat or fun whatsoever and an insufferably irritating genie who should be a big part of the story but feels out of place.
Altogether, awful. 1/10 (the first 1 given in quite some time and deserving)
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