Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Overheard at Table 2: Aladdin (2019)

Another Disney live action remake of its own hit movie in order to try to bring in the cash from a new generation  of movie watchers, this one has all the trappings, the self-empowerment for women being the primary focus.  The movie should have been called Jasmine because that was the main focus.

While Will Smith is possibly the ONLY person who could play Genie (after Robin Williams made the role all his own back in the early 90s), the comparisons are still there and still fall flat. 

The CG tiger simply called to mind Life of Pi.

The best character was Carpet, but even that seemed so much like an imitation of Dr Strange's cape.

Good vs Evil.  Boy meets Girl. 

Lots of colors and music and dancing ... but somehow just leaves you feeling bland, because it's all been done before.

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