The first reactions for Disney’s Aladdin praises the performances by Naomi Scott and Will Smith, but other aspects of the film are not so good.
Disney’s Aladdin is a live action take on the classic film of the same name. Aladdin stars Mena Massoud as the titular street rat, Naomi Scott as Jasmine, Marwan Kenzari as Jafar and Will Smith as Genie. Aladdin is part of Disney’s new films that re-tell the animated stories in live action form along with a small twist or addition. The first reactions to Aladdin may not be what fans wanted, but at least it’ll be fun. You can view the film’s first reactions below.
#Aladdin Thoughts: A lavish and enjoyable retelling, but not enough of A Whole New World to fully succeed.
Mena Massoud/Naomi Scott are great, while Will Smith brings a fun energy to his take on the Genie, even if the CGI lets him down. The less said about Jafar, the better 😬 pic.twitter.com/LTJfkVZKYn
— Digital Spy (@digitalspy) May 8, 2019
So #Aladdin is Disney's second-best recent remake, after Pete's Dragon.
Proudly a musical fantasy adventure, the jokes are strong, Smith's Genie is a lot of fun, the human leads work well. It's 20 minutes too long, but works a charm for the entire run.
Will Smith credits rap!!!
— Andrew Jones: Chapter 3 – Andrewbellum (@EthanRunt) May 8, 2019
I just watched the new #Aladdin movie and it is amazing! It was so good that I forgot my roza had opened 🤷🏽♂️. Also if Sanjay Leela Bhansali ever made a Disney film, it would be this! I felt like I was watching a cross between Ram Leela/Bajirao Mastani but without people dying. 😂 pic.twitter.com/lI7IfeLCJU
— Haroon Rashid (@iHaroonRashid) May 8, 2019
Can confirm that the majority of your concerns about #Aladdin, especially anything Will Smith-related, will vanish once that first big song kicks in, but my pick for MVP has got to be @BillyMagnussen! He might just be a comedy genius in waiting. pic.twitter.com/0rMs5S0axn
— Rory Cashin (@roarEcashin) May 8, 2019
The performances by Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott and Will Smith seem to be the big highlights of the film. The first reaction describes Marwan Kensari’s Jafar as “the less said about Jafar, the better” which may not be good news. Even though the film may not be entirely great there are still great performances to see, especially from the very anticipated performance of Will Smith as Genie. Genie is one of, if not the biggest character of the film. Will Smith is known as a charismatic actor and his charisma seems to shine as Genie in Aladdin. Overall, the film’s leads Naomi Scott and Will Smith are described as being great in this new take on the Disney classic, but the the film’s villain is a letdown.
How do you feel about the first reactions for Aladdin? Are you still looking forward to the film? Share your thoughts below!
“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.
‘The Lion King’ Photos Offer New Look At Chiwetel Ejiofor’s Scar
Entertainment Weekly has unveiled new photos from Disney's The Lion King remake that offer another look at several characters, including Chiwetel Ejiofor's Scar.
Disney's line-up of live-action remakes continues with 2019's The Lion King and now a new set of photos offers fans another look at the photo-realistic versions of several beloved characters from the animated classic. In addition to a new photo of Chiwetel Ejiofor's Scar, the villainous brother of King Mufasa and uncle of future king Simba, the latest collection of images reveal new looks at Rafiki, a classic scene in which Mufasa teaches his son about the kingdom, Timon and Pumba with an adult Simba, young Simba and Nala being lectured by Zazu, and the famous Pride Rock.
Fans can also see a behind-the-scenes look at Donald Glover recording dialogue with the guidance of director Jon Favreau.
You can check out the photo of Chiwetel Ejiofor's Scar below and click "next" to view the rest of the gallery!
Are you excited to see Chiwetel Ejiofor's take on Scar, one of the more popular Disney villains? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!
Director Jon Favreau’s all-new “The Lion King” journeys to the African savanna where a future king is born. Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub’s arrival. Scar, Mufasa’s brother—and former heir to the throne—has plans of his own. The battle for Pride Rock is ravaged with betrayal, tragedy and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba’s exile. With help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba will have to figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his.
Directed by Jon Favreau from a script written by Jeff Nathanson, The Lion King stars Donald Glover as Simba, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter as Nala, James Earl Jones as Mufasa, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, Seth Rogen as Pumbaa and Billy Eichner as Timon.
The Lion King will be released in theaters on July 19, 2019.
Source: Entertainment Weekly