Aladdin: my review
Disney consistently pursues the policy of re-shooting all of its classic animations in the acting versions. After the Book of Jungle and Beauty and the Beast, it’s time for Aladdin. How did it work out? We invite you to read our review.
The story of a street thief who has been the owner of a magical lamp with a blue genie in the middle, everyone knows. Thanks to Robin Williams’s ingenious dubbing work, the film became a huge hit, and the actor repeated his performance in the continuation under the title Aladdin and the king of thieves. In the Polish version, he was replaced by Krzysztof Tyniec. 27 years later Disney comes back to this story to re-tell her in an acting version. Guy Ritchie sat on the director’s chair, and Will Smith played the most powerful magical creature on Earth. The actor knew in advance that Williams’ creation would not break through. So he’s trying to create his own version of Jinn and he does not get it right. There is no proper charisma or such a crazy sense of humor to adequately portray a creature who in the animated version was a mix of pop culture. In the end, this character often cited texts from Rambo and Rocky or imitated Jack Nicholson. In the acting version, for obvious reasons, such references were impossible to make. Unfortunately, Smith did not find the golden mean to fill this gap in the personality of Dżin. Screenwriters, Ritchie and August, tried to humanize this hero more. They even introduce the figure of a maid in which he falls in love. And maybe this paper looked funny on paper, but its implementation turned out to be terribly stereotypical. Here Aladdin tries to conquer the princess’s heart, and his friend tries to seduce her best friend, who is also her maid.
Aladdin was also washed out of a large part of humor. The sarcastic form of Iago, who had a low beak, was able to cover Jafar himself, in this version was reduced to the repetitive parrot’s words. Similarly with Abu, which appears generally only when you have to steal something from someone.
The film does not feel Guy Ritchie’s hand at all. There are no frequent insertions of slow motion or other visual treatments that the director is famous for. As if the production was created by someone else and only signed it by the name of Ritchego.
The new fairy tale of Mickey Mouse also does not impress visually. The whole is somehow polarized and artificial. I understand that the creators bet on the Bollywood style, but the whole thing reminded me of the Turkish telenovela shown by TVP, and not American production for thick millions.
From the very beginning, I am of the opinion that Disney completely unnecessarily takes up the re-filming of his greatest hits in the versions of the acting and after this session I strengthened myself in this belief.