Aladdin (2019)

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Aladdin: Directed by Guy Ritchie. With Will Smith, Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott, Marwan Kenzari. A kind-hearted street urchin and a power-hungry Grand Vizier vie for a magic lamp that has the power to make their deepest wishes come true.

“Whatu0026#39;s to say. Before even filming we knew Guy Ritchie was obviously the wrong choice to direct the film. His style doesnu0026#39;t quite lend itself to this type of film.nMiscast Mena Massoud didnu0026#39;t bring any real character to the role of Aladdin he was simply okay/ functional.nWill Smith is as usual charismatic and had difficult shoes to fill after Robin Williamsu0026#39; take on the genie but he was seriously let down by the VFX in blue genie mode and a weak script.nAnother miscast Naomi Scott gave a good performance but I always felt i was looking at Indian and not Middle Eastern. In fact the film IS very bollywood with the Jasmin, Aladdin dance off Indian Style (and to Indian music) then Russian dancing(?) plus other times an Indian soundtrack.nAnd iu0026#39;m not even going to talk about that sorry excuse for a villain. No, no i am not.nFor a Disney movie set in large Kingdom it sure does feel quite quite small. It looked cheap too. Weird.nUltimately a dreadfully executed cash grab of a movie that no one asked for. Thanks D.nThankfully this is exactly what i expected having seen the trailers.”


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