Reviewed by Emily Terasa (Library Staff)
I was apprehensive for the new live-action version of Aladdin, because I grew up with the classic animated film (I even had a stuffed Rajah!) But I love all things Disney, so I was willing to give the new movie version a chance. And while it was not as good as the original, it was an entertaining movie that captured the spirit of Aladdin.
My favorite part about this new version was the costumes; they were gorgeous! The bright colors and fabulous jewels created an amazing visual. The scenery was stunning as well, from the palace gardens to the busy street market, I was transported. The music and songs were good, but not as great as the original movie. However, I was glad that Jasmine got her own song to sing.
So while this movie is a step down from the original, I would still recommend watching it because the costumes and scenery are amazing, and it is enjoyable for nostalgic purposes.
Located in DVDs (DVD ALADDIN)