I liked it. We went in with low expectations but we were pleasantly surprised. This and Lion King were my jams as a kid, so my nostalgia was in full effect here. Will Smith did a great job, he made it his own thing, without being overly obnoxious. Scott was a Disney princess come to life. Serious she was Jasmine and the Pink Power Ranger, she’s playing all my childhood crushes. Aladdin was a little wonky at times, but I felt he did the character justice. The music was spot on.
This is probably the best Disney life action adaptation so far, Jungle Book being a close 2nd, but if you really don’t care for this trend then you probably won’t like this one either.
Saw it tonight, and these are my exact thoughts. It’s fine, and it was the most enjoyable live-action Disney film yet. The only other one I liked was Beauty and the Beast, and this was much better than that one.
Is it better than the animated original? Of course not – but it wasn’t offensive or disrespectful either. Pacing was a bit off and I didn’t care for Jasmine’s standalone songs (though I get why she needed to have them).
The marketing for this film probably hurt it a bit too. They had that lifeless clip of “Prince Ali” released, but that sequence actually had life when seen in full. Smith’s Genie has a ton of personality that shines through in “Friend Like Me” and the palace intro/party scenes.
Post by Confused......yet interested on Aug 9, 2019 15:25:07 GMT -5
I watched it tonight with the family. My girls loved it
I enjoyed it well enough. Will was good at the genie. Naomi knocked it out of the park as Jasmine. Songs were....ok. A little slower than I would have liked but I get they wanted to do it at least a little differently in how it was delivered (I really enjoyed the Prince Ali song which was my favourite from the original)
Was only disappointed with Jafar and Iago. One was unmemorable and the other was barely even there
Oh and what was the controversy about how Will looked? Like I remember hearing about a lot of complaints about it but it looked absolutely fine to me