Aladdin

audience Reviews

, 94% Audience Score
  • Rating: 0.5 out of 5 stars
    Aladdin (1992)  1 year ago  Meh... Genie; ironically based on previous consensus saved this movie. The opening feels rushed and they changed a lot about the movie to be P/C (the opening song being just 1 example). They also tried WAY too hard to be empowering to women... to the extent they got rid of anything that seemed over-objectifying and gave Jasmine a new song and other quirks that come off as offensive to people in the middle east who have gender roles as a cultural norm. It was a bit tragic given my wife lost interest in the first 25-35 minutes and things finally picked up a bit only to flop around a bit. However she did think the genie freedom scene was pretty nice.
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    I gotta say this is a lot better than the lion king reboot even now this is film is a reboot its surprisingly good will smith is the perfect chemistry for this movie
  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
    As a huge fan of the original, this was painful to watch at times. It felt rushed and insincere at the beginning but picked up about half way through... Also....I'm a big believer in casting people in musicals who can actually sing. Naomi Scott did her first song and saved it. The male leads...nope. Speaking in time with the song doesn't really count for me. Although I will say, Will Smith hit a few good notes amid the talking, and Mena Massoud sure can dance.
  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars
    Aladdin becomes a side character in his own movie. Too much fokus is on Jasmine (who is a plank of wood of a character) and Jeanie (who is more annoying than funny when portrayed by Will Smith). Also, the whole "Jasmin should be the sultan" thing at the end felt completely unearned by the character.
  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars
    Will smith is a decent runner up to RObin william's Genie; unfortunatley the rest of the film/characters just fall at dead (and dull) last.
  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
    It was a good movie but seemed to lack something. It was a huge thing trying to compete with Robin Williams previous performance. It seemed to lack the energy that makes a movie great.
  • Rating: 1.5 out of 5 stars
    The rare time the critics are actually right over the audience. I remember watching this and thinking it was ok, doesn't even come close to the original but it wasn't terrible. But then time went by and I realized I could not recall a single moment of the movie. That itself spoke volumes.
  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
    good but no one can fill Robin Williams shoes.
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    I admit that I was very afraid of this new version of Aladdin I didn't really know what the intention was, especially when someone like Guy Ritchie was called to direct but in the end I was surprised In a very positive way everything worked for the most part the interpretations to music and mainly the changes made and the update made in relation to the source material is not just a re-reading of Animation but something with its own personality that will surely mark new generations.
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    I mean, the original 92' animation was my favorite childhood movie, and I was a little concerned that Disney may have done a bad job with it. Truth is, despite all the little changes, the shortcomings in storytelling and a somewhat cartoonish representation of Jaffar I couldn't ignore the fact that I'd reached the last minute with a huge smile on my face. The setting is vibrant and colorful, the songs are fun to listen to and watch as they come to life, and god knows how happy I am that they didn't try to turn Abu into a more realistic version of himself like they did with the Lion King. It's different, but the magic is all there!