Saw it yesterday in England. Overall it’s a solid trip to the cinema, 7/10.
Jasmine is the best part about it and one aspect that I think is better than the 1992 original, the part is more fleshed out. She is a feminist in a misogynistic Middle Eastern world.
Will Smith wasn’t as bad as I thought he was going to be. The blue make up still looked weird but he works as Aladdin’s mentor/BFF if you picture him as the fresh prince instead of Robin Williams.
Aladdin was a great dancer and the choreography, hip hop meets Bollywood, was fun to watch particularly during a party scene at the palace mid film.
The animal parts where well done. Iago looked and talked like a real parrot. Rajah was guard like protective of Jasmin and Abu has kleptomania.
I didn’t like Jaffa, too soft spoken and boyish looking to be scary in the sense that the cartoon portrayed.