Movie Review: ALADDIN

Movie Review: ALADDIN


Director: Guy Ritchie
Starring: Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott, Will Smith, Marwan Kenzari, Nasim Pedrad, Navid Negahban

Disney has four live action remakes in theaters in 2019 with Aladdin being their second one of the year. It’s a beloved animated classic for my generation, but is it a little too soon to bring it back? Aladdin (Massoud) is considered a “street rat” by many as he’s an orphan who, along with his pet monkey, wander the streets stealing food and live on a rooftop. It’s there in the streets where he meets Princess Jasmine (Scott) who’s in disguise desperately trying to have some down time away from the castle. He’s smitten with her and doesn’t even realize she’s the princess. Back at the castle, the Sultan’s right hand man, Jafar (Kenzari), wants to rule the kingdom and will stop at nothing to make that happen. He knows the only way to do that is to get the magical lamp out from the cave. The only person who can do that is Aladdin, the “diamond in the rough.” Jafar’s men kidnap Aladdin forcing him into the cave. Their diabolical plan is foiled when Aladdin escapes with the lamp barely making it out alive. Aladdin’s luck changes once he unleashes the Genie (Smith) who grants him three wishes.

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