Princess Jasmine grows tired of being forced to remain in the palace, so she sneaks out into the marketplace, in disguise, where she meets street urchin Aladdin. The couple falls in love, although Jasmine may only marry a prince. After being thrown in jail, Aladdin becomes embroiled in a plot to find a mysterious lamp, with which the evil Jafar hopes to rule the land.
This is one of the few movies I've ever seen where the whole audience broke into spontaneous, loud applause a third of the way in.
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By the time the dramatic fireworks start popping off, each one feels earned.
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I just don't get why people love this movie, it was terrible. The story was terrible, the characters weren't likable none of them, and it doesn't do any good messages at all. It doesn't have good messaging, doesn't have good characters, it was just bad. But however, the music isn't horrible, I just don't like them as much, and most of the songs I didn't even care about. This film is just a piece of garbage, and I don't get why everybody loves it. It's just a dumb movie. There was not one thing that I liked about this movie. I didn't like the characters, I didn't like the story, I didn't like the songs, the animation, the jokes, no one was likable in the movie, the main character tries to be someone else instead of being himself, which made the movie unwatchable for me, and at the end, it's suppose to be a happy ending Yay! No! This movie's horrible. I don't understand why it is considered to be one of the best Disney movies ever made, it is just really bad. I've never seen a Disney movie so bad as Aladdin next to The Nightmare Before Christmas & Oliver & Company. Stay Away! It's overrated. The musics bad, the animations bad, the characters are bad, the plot is bad, there's nothing to like about Aladdin. And it's just way overrated for it's own good.
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Aladdin is a thoroughly entertaining film, with the theme of being "trapped" resonant across all demographics. This is probably the funniest Disney film of the '90s, with a large part of that owing to Robin Williams' ostentatious genie. The incessant references might date the film a little--in fact, I believe Aladdin may be the first children's animation showcasing the trend of gratuitous pop culture references for the sake of a knowing laugh--But I digress, for the movie does manage to find comedy in other places too. Jafar, for example, is probably the perfect Disney villain: sarcastic, maleficent, and creepy as all hell. He inspires most of the action scenes, which are exhilarating and suspenseful mostly because they have a sense of real urgency; Aladdin doesn't just slip out without having a few (or 10) close calls. Many people have complained about Jasmine and Aladdin being bland stock characters, but I don't see that, especially for Jasmine. She was probably the most autonomous Disney princess at the time, and she has grace and charm without being simpering and dependent. All of the characters here are entertaining; even the notoriously grating Gilbert Gottfried as Iago garners quite a few laughs. The two leads have a palpable chemistry, and are given a classic ballad to develop their relationship ("A Whole New World" is the best song here), but given Jasmine's obstinacy, could have been given a little bit more time to grow realistically, in my opinion. The short duration of the wooing doesn't impede our ability to see the characters having a happily ever after, though. The ending is saccharine, with the villain getting an ingenious comeuppance and everyone getting their dream's fulfillment, including the Genie, in a surprising show of compassion for a movie that largely focuses on making one's own dreams come true.The music is also witty and exciting, but isn't as eloquent or stirring as Beauty and the Beast's soundtrack. However, Aladdin's engaging action, characters, and story more than make up for this. Aladdin is a classic tale that'll make you laugh and gasp (it's too sweet of a film to elicit a full on cry), and it definitely deserves a place in the Disney hall of fame (or your movie collection).
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Excellent Animation, Fantastic songs, and score, incredible story! One of Disney's best! Robin Williams is a high light, all the voices are right on, and the story is great! But why does no one seem to mention this was based on and inspired by a 1940 Live Action Technicolor Blockbuster called "The Thief of Bagdad?" If they'd given credit where credit it due, one wouldn't be left with the nagging feeling that this masterpiece is somehow a bit of a rip-off.
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Overall: This movie is one of the best Disney movies and contains one of the greatest comedic performances every put to screen.Good:1. Robin Williams is genius in this movie and is one of the greatest comedic performances in any movie ever.2. The movie is hysterically funny, mainly because of the Genie.3. Abu, the Magic Carpet and the Sultan are side characters who are interesting and funny.4. Jaffar is a pretty decent villain even if he turns to some clichés5. The animation is great with a nice upbeat colour palette6. Solid voice acting7. Great music.Bad:1. Aladdin and Jasmine are boring and run of the mill Disney characters. They have no funny lines.2. Jaffar becomes a more clichéd villain towards the end and loses all credibility3. Robin Williams is by far the greatest part of this movie. Without him this movie would easily be a 3 or 4 /10. He makes the movie and it only stands on two feet because of him.8/10