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Aladdin (2019)

Director:
Guy Ritchie
COUNTRY
USA

GENRE
Musical/Fantasy

NORWEGIAN TITLE
Aladdin

RUNNING TIME
128 minutes

RELEASED BY
Walt Disney Studios
Producer:
Dan Lin
Jonathan Eirich

Screenwriter (based on Disney's Aladdin and the story from "One Thousand and One Nights"):
John August
Guy Ritchie


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING

Genie / Mariner

Will Smith

Aladdin

Mena Massoud

Princess Jasmine

Naomi Scott

Jafar

Marwan Kenzari

The Sultan

Navid Negahban
Dalia Nasim Pedrad
Prince Anders Billy Magnussen
Hakim Numan Acar
Zulla Nina Wadia

 

Review

One of the classic adventures is reimagined or rehashed with an unabashed and boisterously Disneyesque treatment. It all starts quite well, and during the intro, in which we follow the young street kid Aladdin around town, that wanted sense of wonder is touched upon. Nice set decorations and cinematography encompasses Mena Massoud's charming rendition of the young would-be prince. But as the film moves into CGI territory, it gets noisier and more hung-up with itself and its own supposed grandness. The story itself is fine, the reinterpretation lacks inspiration. The reused songs are fine, the new ones are dull. And Naomi Scott's rendition of Jasmine is far too contemporary to be able to stand the test of time that will come. This is a classic story in a bit too obvious 2019 apparel.

Copyright 04.05.2020 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang

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