A couple of months ago I mentioned I was looking forward to two Disney remakes this year, Aladdin and The Lion King.
Well, my siblings and I just got back from Aladdin, and I was not disappointed! It’s funny, beautiful, moving, and action-packed. Dare I say it?? I like it better than the cartoon original.
It is also my favorite Disney remake so far, even more than Beauty and Beast, my previous favorite. Aladdin stays true to its origin – a story of adventure, humor, and romance – and doesn’t try to be more than a good, old-fashioned kid’s movie. (Yes, Jasmine has her own song and subplot, but it fits her character arc and doesn’t seem incongruous.)
So if you have any reservations, I say give it try, you may be pleasantly surprised!