Aladdin (2019) (Blu-ray/DVD Review)

Aladdin (2019) (Blu-ray/DVD Review)

Aladdin (2019) (Blu-ray/DVD Review)

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Aladdin (2019) (Blu-ray/DVD Review)
Directed By: Guy Ritchie
Starring: Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott, Will Smith
Rated: PG/Region A/2:39/1080p/Number of Discs 2
Available from Disney

A kind-hearted street urchin Aladdin vies for the love of the beautiful princess Jasmine, the princess of Agrabah. When he finds a magic lamp, he uses a genie’s magic power to make himself a prince in order to marry her. He is also on a mission to stop the powerful Jafar who plots to steal the magic lamp that could make his deepest wishes come true.

Making a live-action Aladdin can be a bit of a slippery slope when you consider how much everyone who has seen the old animated original loves it. But I hope I can rest everyone’s worried mind by stating that this movie might be a bit strange. It might be a bit odd with Will Smith as Genie, but the movie is still fun and packs some of the same tone and spunk that the original animated movie had. I’m not going to say that it tops it by any means, because it doesn’t, but it is a fun time and packs some cool musical performances and a fun having Will Smith. A lot of people seemed to be worried about Smith in this but I think he does a great job here in his role. Seeing this story in live-action form pulls you in and keeps you watching and I feel that is the best thing that could happen given how worried some people were about having this movie being made to begin with.

Naomi Scott is also great in her role as Jasmine. I’ve been a fan of her since she played the Pink Ranger in Power Rangers. She plays very well off of Mena Massoud who is Aladdin here in this one. While I will admit that I am biased for the original movie, I’ll say this one is very good overall. I still think the animated one is a level above it at all turns, but this one is good. I’ll give the nod to the live-action Jasmine here for obvious reasons, but this story is told well when brought to life, but it still can’t top the original. I do think most people will still be happy considering how solid this one turns out to be. If you like the original Aladdin and you love movies with big budgets, laughs, and musical numbers, I think you’ll be able to watch Aladdin without issue.

Extras

– ALADDIN’S VIDEO JOURNAL: A NEW FANTASTIC POINT OF VIEW- Watch behind-the-scenes moments captured by Mena Massoud (Aladdin) in this fun, fast-paced look at his personal journey.
– DELETED SONG – “DESERT MOON”- Experience a moving duet performed by Jasmine and Aladdin, fully shot and edited, with an introduction by Alan Menken.
– GUY RITCHIE: A CINEMATIC GENIE- Discover why director Guy Ritchie was the perfect filmmaker to tackle this exhilarating reimagining of a beloved classic.
– A FRIEND LIKE GENIE – Discover how Will Smith brings talent, experience and his own personal magic to the iconic role of Genie.
– DELETED SCENES
Falling Petals Into OJ
Jafar’s Magic Orrery
Anders’ Gift
Wrong Wishes
Silly Old Fool
Post Yam Jam Debrief
– BLOOPERS– Laugh along with the cast and crew in this lighthearted collection of outtakes from the set.
– MUSIC VIDEOS
“Speechless”– Music video performed by Naomi Scott
“A Whole New World”– Music video performed by ZAYN and Zhavia Ward
“ A Whole New World” (“Un Mundo Ideal”)– Music video performed by ZAYN and Becky G.

Quality of Transfer: 98%

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