Aladdin [Movie Review]

Growing up watching the cartoon 'Aladdin', I would say that I know the lyrics by heart.

Arabian nights
Like Arabian days
More often than not are hotter than hot
In a lot of good ways
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So, it is by default that I watch the movie when it airs.
A fact: Aladdin is a musical fantasy film directed by Guy Ritchie, so expect a lot of singing ok.

SYNOPSIS
Aladdin Trivia
  • Directed by: Guy Ritchie
  • Produced by: Dan Lin, Jonathan Eirich
  • Production companies: Walt Disney Pictures, Rideback, Marc Platt Productions
  • Distributed by: Walt Disney Studios, Motion Pictures
  • Running time: 128 minutes
  • Rating: PG (action/peril, some rude and suggestive humor, and thematic elements)
  • This is Will Smith's first Disney Movie.
  • Will Smith said that he was "terrified" while playing the character, but that "[he] found a lane that pays homage" to Robin Williams' performance in the original film, while still making the role "[his] own thing".
  • Budget: $183 million
  • Box Office: $255.8 million
  • Metascore:54
  • IMDb: 7.4/ 10
  • Tomatometer: 58%
Aladdin, a young street urchin saves and befriends Princess Jasmine, who has snuck out of the palace. He then shows Princess Jasmine his place that overlooks the vast of Agrabah. Princess Jasmine hides her true identity and identifies herself as Dalia, the handmaiden of Princess Jasmine.

Meanwhile, Jafar was seen ushering a man into the Cave of Wonders, in the hope that the man will help him finding the lamp. The man fails and this makes him agitated. He has to find the right person to enter the cave and bring back the lamp that will assist him in his quest of becoming the Sultan.
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Don't worry. I will find tickets for us to balik kampung
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Wow! You are easily impressed
When Aladdin sneaks into the palace to meet with Princess Jasmine and to return the bracelet, he was caught by Jafar's men when he was exiting the place. Jafar brings him to the cave to retrieve the lamp. In the cave, Aladdin rescues the trapped magical carpet.

Abu, Aladdin's pet monkey who loves everything shiny, couldn't keep his hands to himself and pick up a huge bloodred jewel that causes the cave to shook. With the carpet's help, both Aladdin and Abu try to escape the cave. Jafar offers to help but as soon as he gets the lamp, Jafar steps on Aladdin's finger that causes him to fall deeper into the cave. 
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Oh my. I am a puppet now?
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Shiny. So shiny. 
Abu was fast to get the lamp back from Jafar.
Aladdin rubs the lamp and out a blue genie from it, promising to grant Aladdin his three wishes.

Aladdin's life-changing adventure starts here with Genie, Abu and the flying carpet. Be prepared to laugh, cry and also some actions throughout this musical fantasy film.
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Never see a blue genie before?
Will Genie be able to assist Aladdin in achieving his dreams?

MY REVIEW
Plot: 4.7/ 5.0 Nothing new, as the storyline is the same as the one before this and as it was in the cartoon. Some differences - Jafar wants to invade a nearby country and not marry Princess Jasmine, Iago doesn't really speak, Princess Jasmine wants to become Sultan. And why do I feel like I was watching a Bollywood movie instead of a Middle East-influenced movie?
Expect to laugh a lot. And it helps if you remember the lyrics too.

Cast: 4.9/ 5.0 Will Smith as Genie is hilarious. Mena as Aladdin and Naomi as Princess Jasmine was very convincing. I also love Nasim as Dalia - she is one funny lady.

Will I watch it again: I will, to accompany my nephews and nieces.
The pictures are taken from IMDb and other sources on the Internet. Thank you.

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15 Comments

  1. OMG yasss!! really need to watch this. Also org ckp will smith not so great as genie.. gonna go judge for myself.. haha

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  2. The movie looks quite fun to watch especially with the funny Will Smith in it hahaha... Many are looking forward to watch it and finally it's out.

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  3. Lama x tgok Will Smith. Cam menarik je dia berlakon dlm cite ni..nanti nak tgok gan Aeysha lah..sure dia suka

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  4. Oh dah tengok ke? I memang nak tengok sangat walaupun awalnya orang kata will smith tak sesuai jadi genie. Tapi now ramai orang kata best

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  5. Wah Will Smith kembali berlakon ya. Harap2 tidak kaku berlakon dalam genre yang berlainan..

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  6. Rajin rawlin tgk movie kan.tak sempat lagi nak layan movie.haha. hope banyak review genre komedi.hehe. kalau seram tak berani nak tengok. Siri kartun Aladdin pon sis suka. Ni mestilah lagi best. Pelakon pon hebat2.

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  7. Kita tak tengok lagi cite Aladdin kat wayang ni hehehe lepas raya kot tapi nak Rawlins belanja boleh tak hehehehe Kita suka lagu dalam filem ini sedap dan menarik terutama lagu time Genie nyanyi....

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  8. Can't wait to watch this live action version of Aladdin! Perhaps sometime next week hehe...I am glad that they did not change the genie's colour since there was some backlash over it when the trailer was first released.

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  9. Cite Aladdin ni dah lama dah. Tapi bila di moviekan dan Will Smith pula yang jadi jin biru...konfem best cite ni.

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  10. Movie Aladin, bestnyalah nnt nak tengok juga tengok will smith ni comfirm kelakar.. ha ha ha

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  11. apersal i rasa citer ni macam krik krik sikit ...maybe sebab over expectation kot..tapi org yang suka movie muzikal maybe boleh layan cerita macam ni kot

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  12. Sukanya Will Smith berlakon. Nak bawak anak² nonton. Harap depa tak boring musikal movie. Rasa nya ok kot sebab depa pun minat Will Smith

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  13. This one movie mmg nak tengok sangat after Endgame walaupun dah lama x tengok cinema. Sbb one of my fave childhood cartoon!

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  14. Finally it is out ! I cant wait to go cinema nearby and watch this film. Cerita yang paling ditunggu2 tahun ini. And I loveeeeee Will Smith character. He must be so funny in that movie 😆

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  15. AM mmg peminat Will Smith.. Nak tgk la movie nie even dah hafal jln citer aladdin.. 🤩🤩🤩

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