‘Aladdin’: Early Reactions Praise Disney Remake As Surprisingly Good Despite Marketing

Although Aladdin critics are loving the performances of Naomi Scott, Mena Massoud, and Will Smith, they’re on the fence with the film’s CGI.

According to several critics that had the opportunity to see Guy Ritchie’s Aladdin before anyone else, the film isn’t as bad as the trailers predicted. It’s actually even better than that. Many said the film was beautifully done and has a lot of strong performances from its cast including Naomi Scott, Mena Massoud and even Will Smith as the Genie. Nevertheless, many weren’t happy with the film’s CGI and called it a letdown.

You can check some of these reactions below:

Many fans of the classic animated Aladdin film felt this version wouldn’t live up to what Disney delivered some years ago. The first bits of promo art of Will Smith as the Genie didn’t convince anyone this wouldn’t be the case. Not only that, but fans were also concerned that Will Smith himself wouldn’t live up to what Robin Williams did with the Genie in the original.

Then the first few trailers dropped with Will Smith’s Genie floating around, this time with his original blue color, but fans weren’t still convinced. Although recent marketing released by Disney shows a much more colorful and visually mesmerizing spectacle, fans were still on the fence due to the fact that these types of remakes have a reputation of not living up to their classic counterparts. It’s actually comforting to know that these critics enjoyed it as much as the original animated film.

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Here’s the synopsis for Guy Ritchie’s film, which is expected to be very similar to the classic animated movie:

“Aladdin” is the exciting tale of the charming street rat Aladdin, the courageous and self-determined Princess Jasmine and the Genie who may be the key to their future.

Directed by Guy Ritchie from a script he co-wrote with John August, the film stars Will Smith as the Genie, Mena Massoud as Aladdin, Naomi Scott as Jasmine, Marwan Kenzari as Jafar, Navid Negahban as the Sultan, Nasim Pedrad as Dalia, Billy Magnussen as Prince Anders, and Numan Acar as Hakim.

Aladdin will be released in theatres on May 24, 2019. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on Disney’s live-action remake of Aladdin as we learn it.

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‘Aladdin’ Images Show Vibrant New Look At Naomi Scott As Jasmine

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Aladdin Disney Naomi Scott Mena Massoud JasmineThe latest Aladdin images showoff Jasmine's (Naomi Scott) incredible wardrobe.

Entertainment Weekly has revealed some brand new photos from Disney's upcoming live-action remake of their animated classic, Aladdin. This collection of photos focuses on Princess Jasmine (Naomi Scott) and her vibrant wardrobe collection.

Naomi Scott spoke to EW about Jasmine's colorful wardrobe choices in Aladdin and how it plays a part in her character, the world and the journey she goes through:

"The main conversation is structure versus freedom that I think is obviously is the metaphor for her journey as a character. If she’s wearing something that’s structured and beautiful, it can’t just be the sake of it looking great, it needs to be connected to the story."

EW reports that there are around 10 new outfits that Naomi Scott will don as Jasmine in the film, giving her the opportunity to showcase her beauty as the beloved princess as Aladdin (Mena Massoud) attempts to woo her.

Aladdin costume designer Michael Wilkinson discussed the approach taken to bringing the new costumes to life in live-action form:

"When you’re designing the costumes for a live action film that’s based on animation, there’s an opportunity to take these characters and give them literally more depth and details, really think about them as fully-fleshed people with complex psychologies and interesting personalities, so it was wonderful to explore who Jasmine really was and be able to express that through her many costumes in the film."

You can check out the gallery of new Aladdin photos featuring Naomi Scott as Jasmine down below by clicking "Next".

“Aladdin” is the exciting tale of the charming street rat Aladdin, the courageous and self-determined Princess Jasmine and the Genie who may be the key to their future.

Directed by Guy Ritchie from a script he co-wrote with John August, the film stars Will Smith as the Genie, Mena Massoud as Aladdin, Naomi Scott as Jasmine, Marwan Kenzari as Jafar, Navid Negahban as the Sultan, Nasim Pedrad as Dalia, Billy Magnussen as Prince Anders, and Numan Acar as Hakim.

Aladdin will be released in theatres on May 24, 2019.

Source: EW

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