Thursday, October 3, 2019


The 2019 live-action remake of Disney's animated film of the same name is a mostly harmless, and mostly pointless, endeavor that adds little (if anything) new to the tale (other than giving the Genie a girlfriend). As in the previous remakes, the plot and songs are brought in from the original (although this version sadly lacks Robin Williams' madcap antics that helped elevate an otherwise pedestrian story).

Mena Massoud and Naomi Scott star as street thief Aladdin and Princess Jasmine with Will Smith stepping in as the Genie and Marwan Kenzari providing the most bland version of the villain Jafar possible. Although there's certainly money spent on CGI for the project, the film lacks any of the magic of the animated feature.

Available on DVD, Blu-ray, and 4K, extras include Massoud's video journal, deleted scenes (including a deleted song), bloopers, and short featurettes on Will Smith and director Guy Ritchie.

[Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment]

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