Aladdin 1.0 stars

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Synopsis

Gosh, maybe CGI really can do everything. I mean, if it can smother Will Smith’s energy and charisma under a lumpen shell of magical blue muscle and turn the mighty morphin’ Genie of the Lamp into a clumsy counselor who just wants to be human — er, free — then perhaps it’s also powerful enough to turn this live-action do-over into something fresh and worthwhile in its own right? No? Pity. There are efforts made, whether through good faith or just market savvy, to update Princess Jasmine (Naomi Scott) into a people’s champion who might prefer ruling to romance. She gets a few impassioned scenes, and a song of her own about not being silenced that sounds a bit like reheated Frozen material, but it’s enough to make you wish the Disney people had gone whole hog and just called it Jasmine. The story of a young woman’s struggle to navigate the perils of palace intrigue, her father’s simultaneously overprotective and bullying love, and a culture that wants her seen and not heard, aided only by her faithful handmaiden and a mysterious thief from the city streets… As it is, we’re stuck with Aladdin (Mena Massoud), a handsome but mopey orphan who just wants to be thought of as more than what he’s been his whole life. (Talk about fairy tales!) At least the baddie’s parrot sidekick gets a nicely nasty makeover. Directed and co-written by Guy Ritchie, who used to have a sharper touch with this sort of class struggle drama.

Matthew Lickona

Length: 2 hours, 8 minutes

Rated: G

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Showtimes

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AMC Classic River Village 6

5256 Mission Road, Bonsall. 760-945-1365

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    1:45 p.m., 4:15 p.m., 7:30 p.m.

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AMC Fashion Valley

7037 Friars Road, San Diego. 888-262-4386

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    10:35 a.m., 1:35 p.m., 4:15 p.m., 7:10 p.m., 10 p.m.

AMC La Jolla

8657 Villa La Jolla Drive, San Diego. 888-262-4386

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AMC Mission Valley

1640 Camino del Rio North, San Diego. 888-262-4386

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AMC Otay Ranch

2015 Birch Road, Chula Vista. 888-262-4386

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AMC Palm Promenade

770 Dennery Road, Chula Vista. 888-262-4386

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AMC Plaza Bonita

3050 Plaza Bonita Road, National City. 888-262-4386

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AMC Poway 10

13475 Poway Road, Poway. 858-646-9423

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AMC Temecula 10

27531 Ynez Road, Temecula, CA. 951-699-4970

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Angelika Film Center & Café

11620 Carmel Mountain Road, San Diego. 858-207-2606

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Cinépolis Del Mar

12905 El Camino Real, Del Mar. 858-794-4045

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Cinépolis La Costa

6941 El Camino Real, Carlsbad. 760-603-8638

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Cinépolis Vista

25 Main Street, Vista. 760-945-7469

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Edwards Mira Mesa

10733 Westview Parkway, San Diego. 858-635-7716

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The LOT

7611 Fay Avenue, La Jolla, CA. 858-777-0069

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The LOT: Liberty Station

2620 Truxton Road, San Diego. 619-566-0069

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Reading Cinemas Grossmont with TITAN XC

5500 Grossmont Center Drive, La Mesa. 619-465-3040

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Reading Cinemas Town Square

4665 Clairemont Drive, San Diego. 858-274-9994

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Regal Carlsbad 12

2501 El Camino Real, Carlsbad. 844-462-7342

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Regal Escondido

350 West Valley Parkway, Escondido. 760-291-0119

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Regal Oceanside

401 Mission Avenue, Oceanside. 760-439-1327

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Regal Parkway Plaza

405 Parkway Plaza, El Cajon. 619-401-3456

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Regal Rancho del Rey

1025 Tierra del Rey, Chula Vista. 619-216-4707

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Regal Rancho San Diego

2951 Jamacha Road, El Cajon. 619-660-3483

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Regal San Marcos

1180 W. San Marcos Boulevard, San Marcos. 760-471-3734

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South Bay Drive In

2170 Coronado Avenue, San Diego. 619-423-2727

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UltraStar Mission Valley at Hazard Center

7510 Hazard Center Drive, San Diego. 619-685-2841

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Comments

Absolutely stunning cinematography, amazing musical numbers, beautiful vocals and show stopping choreography . I was truly transported to a whole new world and all my childhood wishes were fulfilled. Simply put, it made me feel like a child again, it was enchanting and the amount of chills and goosebumps I received cannot be counted. Listen to no critic who cannot find joy because they simply do not want to, and go watch this stunning retelling of a story we all know and love. The cast did the original justice and I left the cinema feeling magical. (Also ignore those who say Will Smith was a bad choice, because he was brilliant and no other actor could have done such a good job. The whole cast was amazing, when I saw the trailer I wasn't sold on Naomi and Meena but they WON ME OVER and now I've found I firmly believe they were born to play Jasmine and Aladdin.)

Overall it was perfect and Will Smith truly put his own spin onto the genie while still making us remember and love Robin Williams. They were both the perfect genie, just different types. The musical scores were amazing and I do not think it could have been remade any better. 5/5 as there was no room for improvement.

(Also it's hilarious so if you want a good laugh, go and watch it. )

-- Lucia Editor at https://www.thetalka.com/

Yeah, but Will smith is in it. Just sayin'.

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