Review by Richard Caldwell
A new life is something many of us wish we could have. New perspectives, lifestyles and personalities can help mold a new reality. A life so different from the original and close to that of dreams. A whole new world is essentially created. “Aladdin” is a remake of a classic tale. One receiving acclaim for the Disney remake, but a story long told beforehand.
This modern remake of “Aladdin” has a great feel. Its one closer to the Disney version of the film. The vibe is lively as the cast exerts energy. That energy and animation is what truly carries the film from beginning to end. Closing out that modern tale in extraordinary fashion.
Overall, I enjoyed this film. I’ve always been a fan of Disney films and their animation. However, “Aladdin” is a story that I’ve always been drawn to. The Disney edition was my first run in with his story. Searching for more information about the story led me to the original “The Thief of Bagdad” film. This version is definitely worthy of a place alongside its predecessors.