audience Reviews

, 94% Audience Score
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    The music, the storyline, the cast - perfect Match. Loved it.
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    I really went with a "what the hell, let's see it to pass my time" mood. But the more I was watching, the more I loved it. At first the characters seemed a little off for me, but when the first song appeared it showered me with nostalgia and it totally transformed the experience for me. It's a must see for those that have seen the original and for newcomers as well.
  • Rating: 1.5 out of 5 stars
    Okay Look, I wasn't expecting anyone to top Robin Williams as the Genie and even then he couldn't come back because he's dead. But I figured they could just keep to the spirit of the original. Most of the songs feel very lifeless, for example my favorite song from the movie, friend like me. In the 1992 animated movie, Genie was so full of life and felt like his own person rather than some genie. Will Smith doesn't even cut it, and besides technology has gotten so advanced that disney could've easilly made the animated sequence feel just like the original. it shouldn't be that hard because it's disney. They're swimming in money already so why not make it just a live action version of the original shot for shot. It would bring the old fans back because you keep the spirit of the original, while the new fans can also get intrigued.
  • Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
    I enjoyed this. They changed it enough so it wasn't a carbon copy but not too much to alienate the fans. Will Smith had huge shoes to fill, but I think he took the Genie character and made it his own and was really good at it.
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    So going into this version I heard a lot of hate from various parts of the internet. But I went into with an open mind as Aladdin is my favorite Disney movie from my childhood. The cast was amazing, Naomi Scott was a perfect, Mena Massoud honestly annoyed me in the first 20 minutes but I really grew to like him as Aladdin by the end of the movie. Marwan Kenzari was great as Jafar. His some what crazy and egomaniacal take of Jafar was actually really good. Will Smith as genie was annoying in the first few mins of his appearance but like Mena I really grew to like him by the end. I understood people were not ok with him as genie because of the amazing performance of Robin Williams. But once again I went in with an open mind and not looking for a carbon copy of Williams. And honestly Smith did do good at the making the character his own. The dialogue and story have been update to a more modern approach and honestly that was totally fine. It give a bit more depth to Jafar and Genie having more humanity. There is a few bits of rough dialogue but if I take my nostalgia glasses off for a second the original Aladdin had some rough dialogue point too. If you have kids or just love the original Aladdin I think this is a great watch.
  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars
    It's a horrible recreation of the beloved 1992 film. Will Smith tries to too hard to be Robin Williams.
  • Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
    One of the best Disney live action remakes (and also quite funny)! The perfomances from the three main characters (Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott and Will Smith) were everyting I would have wanted from them. Mena Massoud was very endearing as Aladdin and had really good chemistry with Jasmine. They were great together! And Will Smith was a far better Genie than I had imagined. It was a blast from start to finish, although it is a shame we didn't get to see snake Jafar.
  • Rating: 0.5 out of 5 stars
    The reason Robin Williams was such a great pick for the roll of Genie was because all Robin had to do was be himself. Genie as a character and Robin as a person were almost identical. Funny, charismatic, energetic and always had a trick up his sleeve. Will Smith is none of that. And never will be. If you can't find an actor who represents the character in an uncanny way, especially for a Disney REMAKE... Then don't do it at all
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    This is the best of the live action remakes. Will Smith's genie brings a new, human dimension to the character while retaining the humour - a good job. I loved his amateur attempt to court Dalia. The abysmally unfunny and irritating role of Iago in the cartoon is reduced to a minor CGI character which benefits the whole film. Aladdin and Jasmine are stunningly beautiful which makes their love story a joy to watch. The musical numbers are spectacular and the stunts amazing. The great thing is the live action and cartoon versions complement each other so we get the best of both worlds.
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    Absolutely loved it