Aladdin certainly has more variety than other Disney movies. It has action, romance, comedy, and songs. The action feels intense and all of the songs a memorable. Even though the relationship between Aladdin and Jasmine only last three days, the movie gives enough time for them to learn about each other; so at least there’s enough for them to build. This gives an arc for Aladdin as well. He actually learns from his mistakes. The voice casting is superb; every single voice actor shines. Jonathan Freeman as Jafar is fantastic, but the real star is, of course, Gilbert Gottfried as Iago, which might be one of the best casting choices ever made in movie history. Williams as Genie gives the movie great comedic moments, but it then crosses that line of jokes that are eventually going to be dated. Heck, some of the jokes Williams made in the movie are already dated. It still captures the essence of Williams though, it’s a fantastic introduction of his work for children as I’m sure it was for many at the time it was released. The ending even feels a little bittersweet knowing about Williams’ death. It’s certainly one of the better Disney movies and even if has some dated jokes, its overall story and songs with fantastic characters are what makes the movie so great.
8.2 / 10 (B+)
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