Disney’s new Aladdin Live action film is here. Read on to find out what I thought about it and why you need to add it to your collection. Disclosure: I received this movie free of charge for my honest review. However, all opinions are 100% mine.
Disney’s Aladdin Live Action Film
If you grew up in the early 90’s chances are Aladdin was your movie. I remember being such a fan of it and loved so much about it. It was the first time I remember a Disney Movie being funny, entertaining and cool. Even for a difficult 12 year old like myself. So when I heard that Disney would be releasing a Live Action Aladdin, I’m not going to lie, I was concerned.
What would they be doing to my beloved classic? Would they be able to honor not just the story line but Robin Williams who played the Genie so well? Read on to find out what I though…
Well for starters the casting was fantastic. It felt like when you read a book and imagine what the characters are supposed to look like. When I saw the various characters on the screen I realized, yup, nailed the casting.
As for the story line it doesn’t deter too much from the “original” including some of the original songs. That being said the similarities end there. This movie was awesomeness in my book.
If you’re going into this movie comparing the original Aladdin, please don’t. I know it can be hard. But I want you to see the bigger picture and message you just can’t get from the cartoon version.
The songs for the most part are the same with a few new numbers. However, I really enjoyed seeing more depth of character which a live action film can give it. Most important, Will Smith doesn’t disappoint.
This version is a winner and you can easily get a copy online or in stores.
This new version includes the following Bonus features include*:
Bonus Features on Aladdin
DIGITAL PRESELL BONUS:
- MAKE WAY FOR PRINCE ALI – Take a look at the gigantic design extravaganza that came together for this scene of Genie-sized proportions.
DIGITAL EXCLUSIVE BONUS:
- “SPEECHLESS”: CREATING A NEW SONG FOR JASMINE – Follow the story of Jasmine’s inspirational song “Speechless,” written by Alan Menken, Benj Pasek and Justin Paul especially for this version of “Aladdin.”
BLU-RAY & DIGITAL BONUS:
- ALADDIN’S VIDEO JOURNAL: A NEW FANTASTIC POINT OF VIEW – Watch behind-the-scenes moments captured by Mena Massoud (Aladdin) in this fun, fast-paced look at his personal journey.
- DELETED SONG: “DESERT MOON” – Experience a moving duet performed by Jasmine and Aladdin, fully shot and edited, with an introduction by Alan Menken.
- GUY RITCHIE: A CINEMATIC GENIE – Discover why director Guy Ritchie was the perfect filmmaker to tackle this exhilarating reimagining of a beloved classic.
- A FRIEND LIKE GENIE – Discover how Will Smith brings talent, experience and his own personal magic to the iconic role of Genie.
- DELETED SCENES
- Falling Petals Into OJ
- Jafar’s Magic Orrery
- Anders’ Gift
- Wrong Wishes
- Silly Old Fool
- Post Yam Jam Debrief
- BLOOPERS – Laugh along with the cast and crew in this lighthearted collection of outtakes from the set.
- MUSIC VIDEOS
- “Speechless” – Music video performed by Naomi Scott
- “A Whole New World” – Music video performed by ZAYN and Zhavia Ward
- “ A Whole New World” (“Un Mundo Ideal”) – Music video performed by ZAYN and Becky G.
*Bonus features may vary by retailer
Fans of all ages will enjoy the exciting, humorous tale of the lovable “street rat,” Aladdin (Mena Massoud), courageous and self-determined Princess Jasmine (Naomi Scott) and the larger-than-life Genie (Will Smith) with all-new bonus features.
The release of the live-action adventure coincides with the addition of the original animated classic to the highly celebrated Walt Disney Signature Collection — granting “Aladdin” fans everywhere the opportunity to own both magical movies.
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