The much awaited live-action remake of one of Disney’s classic and most loved animation movies has finally hit the theaters today. Will Smith, Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott, and Marwan Kenzari starrer Aladdin promised to be a nostalgic roller coaster for the 90s kids, and it surely lived up to it.
The movie holds the same basic plot line as the original (Thank God for that!) where a street urchin, Aladdin that stumbles upon a mysterious cave by chance and finds genie in a lamp; he falls in love with the Sultan’s daughter and thus starts his adventure with genie. I don’t think we could have asked for a better Genie than the talented Will Smith himself; he makes the character his own and audience falls in love with the adorable blue giant again.
While Twitter is pouring in with hearts and smiles for the movie, there are a few for whom the movie didn’t do the trick.
Spotted the lamp about 71 times in total during the movie Thank you @StarMoviesIndia for this visual treat !!. It was nostalgic, magical and refreshing all at the same time. #DisneyAladdin #StarMoviesSecretScreening
— tarunidhar (@tarunidhar) May 23, 2019
I’ve never smiled as much in a movie in my life until I watched #Aladdin. It met my expectations and passed them. This is the best Disney live action they’ve done hands down. ?
— Alan (@GustheBuz23) May 24, 2019
Just wow. I LOVED IT. #Aladdin is my all time favorite Disney movie and not only did @disneyaladdin don't t justice, it brought it into a new era for many to enjoy for years to come. @NaomiScott was an incredible #PrincessJasmine and showed why she's the greatest Disney Princess
— Mike (@mksystem74) May 24, 2019
Will Smith was absolute perfection as the genie in #Aladdin You did Robin Williams proud!!!! ?♂️
— Priscilla B (@pbt_16) May 24, 2019
— Ramone Benefield (@FirstAvenger19) May 24, 2019
I saw Aladdin today and honestly I LOVED IT. Will Smith played the genie VERY well and don’t think Robin would be disappointed. Yes it’s different than the original but they add uniqueness and modernization to it in a colorful, story telling way! #DisneyAladdin pic.twitter.com/rm9V6qlMTM
— ?Briana Mason? (@brianaa_13) May 24, 2019
— TheWhiteGirlInAladdin (@TheWhiteGirlIn1) May 24, 2019
— Jay Neilson (@IAMJONCON) May 24, 2019
Not trying to give you unrealistic expectations but #Aladdin was perfect. Shining shimmering splendid✨I’m in love with Jasmine & Aladdin. Will Smith is A+ & did Robin proud?♂️Guy Ritchie & John August created a diamond (in the rough)?The classics were gold. The new song was ? pic.twitter.com/8idbUoCZq7
— Roxy Striar (@roxystriar) May 22, 2019
What more could you ask for from your weekend than a big smile etched across your face because of childhood memories?