Guy Ritchie's Aladdin Live Action Remake

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  1. pnk$krtcrÿnästÿ

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    As someone who fondly recalls achieving his earliest 'ners to princess jasmine, i don't feel I'll be disappointed
     
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    Didnt like Jafar in the trailers. Liked him in the movie.
     
  3. NilesIrish

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    Kid is sick so I canceled my tickets for today. Should have left her home. She's 4 she could figure it out.
     
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  4. allothersnsused

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    I saw this last night. It was not as bad as the trailers made it seem, but I felt like it lost it's way in the second half. The "live action" part definitely takes some of the magic out of it - I missed the more human Iago. Will Smith wasn't awful as genie, especially once you realize how impossible it was going to be to live up to the cartoon version Robin Williams established. It was still fun, definitely beat my lowered expectations.
     
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    :ded: at imagining what Lion King will pull in
     
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  7. marcus

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    Saw it yesterday and enjoyed it. Jasmine was the highlight and Aladdin, as well as Jafar were meh. Will Smith was solid.
     
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    It's tracking with insane numbers.
     
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  9. Lenin

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    The new song is strong af

    also fuck Naomi Scott is so fine
     
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  10. Lenin

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    this is funny since its the same guy who did the score in the animated

    its just more fit for a live action movie
     
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  11. Lenin

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    to me it felt like they wanted more of a triple threat than just a comedian
     
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    Thought Will Smith did a good job making Genie more about the singing instead of the comedy. Focusing on comedy would have been too similar to Williams and had no chance of going over well regardless of who was cast.
     
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  13. marcus

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    I think he did a nice job after watching.
     
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    Had to cancel my tickets due to a sick kid. Have to go this weekend. Smith getting good reviews is a bit surprising.
     
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    He kept it simple. Focused on nailing the musical scenes and did a good job being funny without it feeling forced.
     
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    Taking the family to see it in about an hour :)
     
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    We all enjoyed the movie a lot. Jasmine reminded me of sara Michele geller. Thought will smith did a pretty good job too.
     
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  19. Lenin

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    [​IMG]
     
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    this movie hurt my soul.
     
  21. pearl

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    I enjoyed it
     
  22. Emmy Rossum

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    Yeah I thought it was surprisingly good
     
  23. Fuzzy Zoeller

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    Took the kids to see this tonight. Give it a solid 6 out of 10. My main takeaway is it's a shame Aladdin can't act.

    It's a tough role, sure. You've got to be a prince and a pauper, be funny, sing, dance and do parkour. I thought during the movie that if Mena Massoud had nailed this role, he could become the Matt Damon, the Leo, even the Will Smith of his generation. Sadly, he, uh, did not.


    I can see this, now that you mention it.
     
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  24. Fuzzy Zoeller

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    Also, I couldn't find an official Disney thread so I guess this one will have to do: Disney is doing to its live-action classics what it's doing to Star Wars -- taking a classic brand and driving into the fucking ground.

    In 2019 alone, they've done/are doing Dumbo, Aladdin, The Lion King, Maleficent 2 and Lady and the Tramp. These should all be every-other-year movies. In 2020 they've got Mulan (this will prob be really good, tbh) and a 101 Dalmations reboot. Down the line they're doing the Sword and the Stone, Pinocchio, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Lilo & Stitch (wtf?) and The Little Mermaid.

    This could be 20 years of content, and at their current rate they'll blow through all of those by like 2022.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Disney_live-action_remakes_of_animated_films
     
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  25. marcus

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    Again, I think the main point is to maintain IP rights and they only have so much time to do that.
     
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    Who do they lose IP rights to?
     
  27. Wu

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    Don’t think a timeframe is involved because I believe they would’ve lost them long ago if so.

    I think it’s just cashing in on nostalgia and at best re-imagining older stories with new tech.
     
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  28. Lenin

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    anyone with enough money
     
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  29. Lenin

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    who fucking cares
     
  30. Fuzzy Zoeller

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    I do.
     
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    I hope they don't fuck up Sword in the Stone...my favorite childhood movie.

    as someone said above I would give Aladdin like a 6 or 7 out of 10. Will Smith did a good job, Jasmine was fine asf, I thought Jafar was well cast and I was glad they kept a lot of the original music. the main downside was Aladdin was not a very good actor whatsoever.
     
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    Saw it tonight. 6 out of 10 sounds about right. Thought I'd hate it, but I enjoyed it. Thought I'd hate will Smith, and I really enjoyed him in this version of genie. Jasmime was the star and Aladdin was the weakest link.
     
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    Did Fuzzy Zoeller suggest they stretch 12 movies out over the next 20 years? instead of giving kids a chance to enjoy them now? Just because they can...
    That's the most fucked up opinion I've seen in a while
     
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  35. Fuzzy Zoeller

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    You're right. They should probably just drop them all on the same day, Netflix style.
     
  36. TLAU

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    Is that what they're doing or did you just make a shit post to make your previous shit post sound better?
     
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  37. duc15

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    Saw it last night and really enjoyed it.
     
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  38. Fuzzy Zoeller

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    No, I see your point.

    I am serious though that they are going to drive this live action classics into the ground just like they're doing with Star Wars, but I do see your point.
     
  39. John Blutarsky

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    I think the difference is the Disney movies stand alone on their own. Star Wars is the same universe. I admittedly am not a Star Wars fan but if I was I think I’d get burned out pretty quickly.

    But I think your comparing apples to oranges. It’s like saying action movies in the 90s or Judd Apatow comedies in the 2000s were driven into the ground.
     
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    I think star wars was a writing issue not a timing issue. the last one was just a trash story for the most part.
    They've got good source material for the animated disney movies. and disney has the resources to get top talent in production and acting for multiple projects at once. if they start putting out trash remakes that fail i'd be surprised but it'd make me change my opinion from fire when ready to slow down and focus one one at a time
     
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  42. Charlie Conway

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    Pretty good but not as good as the original. Will Smith was probably a good choice for genie (do we know who else was considered?). The entire "A Whole New World" scene was very underwhelming considering what a Disney classic the song is. Knew they couldn't top Lea Salonga's version so I was expecting better visuals to make up for it.
     
  43. It'sAlwaysSunnyInAthens

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    Saw it tonight with wife, mother, sister, sister in law. They all loved it. I didn't care for it. Love Disney movies but that felt like seeing a musical at times.
     
  44. Lenin

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    because it is a musical
     
  45. Mr Bulldops

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    Saw it the other day and it was actually a lot better than I thought it would be. Will Smith surprisingly turned out to do pretty well. he made the character different enough from robin williams but still kept it the right feel for genie. In retrospect it was a good choice and much better than Disney’s original plan of Jim Carrey as genie. The side story of genie falling in love with jasmine’s handmaiden was kind of weird but it got some laughs from me so I’ll let it slide.

    I really only had two big complaints. The first being Jafar needed to be older. he should have been the sultan’s age, not Aladdin and jasmine’s age. That casting choice just didn’t allow for him to be as evil as he needed to be. The second was Jasmine’s girl power song. It felt shoehorned into the story and the song itself was just a derivative of Let it Go from Frozen. It’s obvious some Disney exec was like we need a song that all the preteen girls will want to buy on iTunes
     
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  48. bro

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    goddamit Disney
     
  49. skiedfrillet

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    give me more naomi scott
     
  50. bigpig

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    Return of Jafar and King of Thieves are right there for the taking.