Hey y’all! For the first time in FOREVER, Ryan and I went to see a movie on its opening night: Aladdin. I know a lot of people who were apprehensive about this remake because they thought it would be difficult to capture the same magic that the original Disney film had. I went into the movie with very few expectations, either good or bad. I had checked the Rotten Tomatoes score—critics didn’t score it highly, but the audience scores were pretty good.
I’ll be honest and say I’ve only seen the original film a couple of times, but Ryan knows it well. Both he and I agreed that we LOVED the remake! I thought both the casting and acting was perfect, and I could really feel the chemistry between the characters.
I also loved the costumes, especially Jasmine’s clothes! I thought they were a good representation of a culture that we don’t seen often enough in films. The colors were vibrant and jumped off the screen at me.
Like most Disney films, Aladdin does have a clear message: women are equal and are just as capable as men. Depending on how you feel on that subject, this movie might or might not appeal to you. I thought it was great, though!
Another part of the remake everyone was worried about was Will Smith in the role of the Genie. I wasn’t too sure what to expect, but I thought he did a fantastic job! He took the role and made it his own, adding lots of pizazz and flair.
Overall, I would give this movie a 8/10. It’s fun and entertaining—perfect for a hot summer afternoon like we’ve had this weekend.
If you go see it, let me know what you think!