This week David and Marina review Aladdin (2019) and compare it to the 1992 original, covering everything from character portrayal (Will Smith's genie, the not-creepy-enough Jafar, the updated and contemporized Jasmin, etc.), the old and new songs, camerawork, coloring, changes in the plot, the controversial racial issues surrounding the story and films of Aladdin (did you know it was originally set in China?!), the Rotten Tomatoes reviews of the film and more. We also briefly discuss the last episode of GoT.
“Aladdin” is the exciting tale of the charming street rat Aladdin, the courageous and self-determined Princess Jasmine and the Genie who may be the key to their future. The film is directed by Guy Ritchie and stars Will Smith as the Genie; Mena Massoud as Aladdin; Naomi Scott as Jasmine; and Marwan Kenzari as Jafar.