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** The 2019 Aladdin is directed by Creator/GuyRitchie, a British film-maker, and has attracted controversy for its casting of non-Arab actors and an African-American as Arab characters as well as its removal of animal companions. ''Series/OnceUponATime'' also presented Agrabah as a melting pot of various Middle-Eastern and Asian cultures. For example Jafar was first played by Naveen Andrews — who is Indian — and later replaced by Israeli actor Oded Fehr. Aladdin was played by an actor with Turkish ancestry, and Jasmine by an Indian-Chinese actress. Other cast members were of Indian ancestry or else ''Mexican'' in the case of Peter Gadiot.

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** The 2019 Aladdin is directed by Creator/GuyRitchie, a British film-maker, and has attracted controversy for its casting of non-Arab actors and an African-American as Arab characters as well as its removal of animal companions. ''Series/OnceUponATime'' also presented Agrabah as a melting pot of various Middle-Eastern and Asian cultures. For example Jafar was first played by Naveen Andrews — who is Indian — and later replaced by Israeli actor Oded Fehr. Aladdin was played by an actor with Turkish ancestry, and Jasmine by an Indian-Chinese actress. Other cast members were of Indian ancestry or else ''Mexican'' in the case of Peter Gadiot.Creator/PeterGadiot.


* CryForTheDevil: Jafar is a would-be usurper, confirmed murderer, and {{Sadist}}. In the scene where he wishes to become more powerful than the genie, however, he looks vulnerable when making his demands, as if he's about to cry at his own perceived inadequacies, and perhaps that the Genie wouldn't be able to make him number one. While what happens to him is LaserGuidedKarma -- becoming a genie and confined to the Cave of Wonders as well as his lamp -- it reminds us that Jafar is the EvilCounterpart to Aladdin who let his insecurities drive his decisions, starting from his thief background. The difference is that Aladdin stopped himself before he went too far, and Jafar had no limits or standards.


%% * DesignatedHero: Aladdin. While some of the inessential items that he's seen stealing (cups, necklaces, etc.) he ''does'' trade in exchange for food, it is also revealed that Aladdin has stolen some of these valuables just for the hell of it (such as a random guitar that he even admits to "borrow[ing]" when Jasmine notices it at his place and asks if it's his), which makes him look like a {{Hypocrite}} when he tells Abu that "there's a time we do steal and a time we don't" and that secretly stealing Jasmine's precious heirloom bracelet "is definitely a don't". This is especially pronounced compared to the original movie, [[JustifiedCriminal where food is the]] ''[[JustifiedCriminal only]]'' [[JustifiedCriminal thing Aladdin is seen stealing]].

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* CryForTheDevil: Jafar is a would-be usurper, confirmed murderer, and {{Sadist}}. In the scene where he wishes to become more powerful than the genie, however, he looks vulnerable when making his demands, as if he's about to cry at his own perceived inadequacies, and perhaps that the Genie wouldn't be able to make him number one. While what happens to him is LaserGuidedKarma -- becoming a genie and confined to the Cave of Wonders as well as his lamp -- it reminds us that Jafar is the EvilCounterpart to Aladdin who let his insecurities drive his decisions, starting from his thief background. The difference is that Aladdin stopped himself before he went too far, and Jafar had no limits or standards.
%% * DesignatedHero: Aladdin. While some of the inessential items that he's seen stealing (cups, necklaces, etc.) he ''does'' trade in exchange for food, it is also revealed that Aladdin has stolen some of these valuables just for the hell of it (such as a random guitar that he even admits to "borrow[ing]" when Jasmine notices it at his place and asks if it's his), which makes him look like a {{Hypocrite}} when he tells Abu that "there's a time we do steal and a time we don't" and that secretly stealing Jasmine's precious heirloom bracelet "is definitely a don't". This is especially pronounced compared to the original movie, [[JustifiedCriminal where food is the]] ''[[JustifiedCriminal only]]'' [[JustifiedCriminal thing Aladdin is seen stealing]].


* AndYouThoughtItWouldFail: Upon learning that Will Smith was the Genie, many people were quick to comment that he would just be a shallow parody of Robin Williams. When the film came out, fans and critics were quick to praise that Will's own portrayal stood out on its own when he didn't try to imitate Will Smith's antics, and the film ended up a significant box office success.

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* AndYouThoughtItWouldFail: Upon learning that Will Smith was the Genie, many people were quick to comment that he would just be a shallow parody of Robin Williams. When the film came out, fans and critics were quick to praise that Will's own portrayal stood out on its own when he didn't try to imitate Will Smith's Robin William's antics, and the film ended up a significant box office success.


* AndYouThoughtItWouldFail: Upon learning that Will Smith was the Genie, many people were quick to comment that he would just be a shallow parody of Robin Williams. When the film came out, fans and critics were quick to praise that Will's own portrayal stood out on its own without having to be an imitator, and the film ended up a significant box office success.

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* AndYouThoughtItWouldFail: Upon learning that Will Smith was the Genie, many people were quick to comment that he would just be a shallow parody of Robin Williams. When the film came out, fans and critics were quick to praise that Will's own portrayal stood out on its own without having when he didn't try to be an imitator, imitate Will Smith's antics, and the film ended up a significant box office success.



** While a common opinion about this film is that it's SoOkayItsAverage, there are also a lot of people who absolutely love it. This version of ''Aladdin'' is even shaping up to be very popular among new generations of children, with many little girls looking up to Jasmine and singing "Speechless" nonstop.


* DesignatedHero: Aladdin. While some of the inessential items that he's seen stealing (cups, necklaces, etc.) he ''does'' trade in exchange for food, it is also revealed that Aladdin has stolen some of these valuables just for the hell of it (such as a random guitar that he even admits to "borrow[ing]" when Jasmine notices it at his place and asks if it's his), which makes him look like a {{Hypocrite}} when he tells Abu that "there's a time we do steal and a time we don't" and that secretly stealing Jasmine's precious heirloom bracelet "is definitely a don't". This is especially pronounced compared to the original movie, [[JustifiedCriminal where food is the]] ''[[JustifiedCriminal only]]'' [[JustifiedCriminal thing Aladdin is seen stealing]].

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%% * DesignatedHero: Aladdin. While some of the inessential items that he's seen stealing (cups, necklaces, etc.) he ''does'' trade in exchange for food, it is also revealed that Aladdin has stolen some of these valuables just for the hell of it (such as a random guitar that he even admits to "borrow[ing]" when Jasmine notices it at his place and asks if it's his), which makes him look like a {{Hypocrite}} when he tells Abu that "there's a time we do steal and a time we don't" and that secretly stealing Jasmine's precious heirloom bracelet "is definitely a don't". This is especially pronounced compared to the original movie, [[JustifiedCriminal where food is the]] ''[[JustifiedCriminal only]]'' [[JustifiedCriminal thing Aladdin is seen stealing]].


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* UncannyValley: Will Smith as the Genie in blue form looks very [[https://66.media.tumblr.com/66b84bf4b5fb0ee51afd6778beb057ed/tumblr_inline_pmqpfv2jxo1u5w4w8_540.png disconcerting]] to some people due to looking like a CGI creature with his face slapped on it. Even more so [[https://66.media.tumblr.com/8b71891d5c0fdcea1df9cf0a2f03e1c5/tumblr_pmqvtrXA121rpm50ko1_500.gif in motion]]. Much of the off-putting effect stems from director Guy Ritchie wanting the genie to have a photorealistic "70s dad bod" that doesn't match up with Will Smith's head, as while Smith is very fit and muscular, he doesn't have the brawny body, thick neck and [[LanternJawOfJustice large chin]] that the Genie has always been depicted with. Thankfully, he's more often seen in his regular-colored human form, which looks a lot more natural due to the lack of CGI.

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Will Smith as the Genie in blue form looks very [[https://66.media.tumblr.com/66b84bf4b5fb0ee51afd6778beb057ed/tumblr_inline_pmqpfv2jxo1u5w4w8_540.png disconcerting]] to some people due to looking like a CGI creature with his face slapped on it. Even more so [[https://66.media.tumblr.com/8b71891d5c0fdcea1df9cf0a2f03e1c5/tumblr_pmqvtrXA121rpm50ko1_500.gif in motion]]. Much of the off-putting effect stems from director Guy Ritchie wanting the genie to have a photorealistic "70s dad bod" that doesn't match up with Will Smith's head, as while Smith is very fit and muscular, he doesn't have the brawny body, thick neck and [[LanternJawOfJustice large chin]] that the Genie has always been depicted with. Thankfully, he's more often seen in his regular-colored human form, which looks a lot more natural due to the lack of CGI.



* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotPolitical: The villain is obsessed with turning Agrabah into a militaristic country with heavily defended borders, and is opposed by a woman struggling to break into a highly sexist system that expects her to simply look pretty and say nothing. It doesn't take much stretching to connect it to America's political situation at the time of release.

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* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotPolitical: The villain is obsessed with turning Agrabah into a militaristic country with heavily defended borders, and is opposed by a woman struggling to break into a highly sexist system that expects her to simply look pretty and say nothing. It doesn't take much stretching to connect it to A few viewers thought that this was inspired by America's political situation at the time of release.



** Will Smith as well. Not so much for the race issue (though some would've preferred an Arabian actor over an African-American to portray a creature of Arabian mythology[[note]]Although there is logic here, as the typical Djinn had pitch black skin, and is commonly believed to have originated from Egyptian or African wizards venturing into Arab nations[[/note]]), but because he seems unusual and too ill-suited or strange a choice to play the Genie. While Smith has starred in plenty of comedies, he's not really that similar to Robin Williams' characters, who were the inspiration for most of Genie's quips. Smith's musical talent may help out though, given his singing career before going into acting. Also, since Williams' performance would be a ToughActToFollow for anybody, casting someone who has a distinctly different yet still-outsized, charismatic persona and can approach the character from a fresh direction might be the best choice under the circumstances to downplay comparisons. It then didn't help when the preview pics came out showing a ''human'' Genie (simply Smith bald and with a ponytail) that he himself had to assure would only ''briefly'' look that way, but otherwise primarily be blue and CGI. Fortunately for Smith, his performance was well-received even by the film's harshest critics.
*** There are some that take issue with Will Smith being cast, believing that it was [[DoubleStandard hypocritical]] for viewers to take issue with Jasmine’s actress for not fitting the racial profile but not Will Smith.

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** Will Smith as well. Genie. Not so much for the race issue (though (although some would've preferred to have an actual Arabian actor over an African-American to portray portraying a creature of Arabian mythology[[note]]Although there mythology[[note]]There is some logic here, here though, as the typical Djinn djinn had pitch black skin, skin and is was commonly believed to have originated from Egyptian or African wizards venturing into Arab nations[[/note]]), nations[[/note]], not to mention alleged [[DoubleStandard hypocrisy]] on the part of viewers who took issue with Jasmine's RaceLift and the UnfortunateImplications of casting a black man to play a character who is essentially a slave), but because he seems unusual and too ill-suited or strange a choice to play the Genie. While Smith has starred in plenty of comedies, he's not really that similar to Robin Williams' characters, who were the inspiration for most of Genie's quips. Smith's musical talent may help out though, given his singing career before going into acting. Also, since Williams' performance would be a ToughActToFollow for anybody, casting someone who has a distinctly different yet still-outsized, charismatic persona and can approach the character from a fresh direction might be the best choice under the circumstances to downplay comparisons. It then didn't help when the preview pics came out showing a ''human'' Genie (simply Smith bald and with a ponytail) that he himself had to assure would only ''briefly'' look that way, but otherwise primarily be blue and CGI. Fortunately for Smith, his performance was well-received even by the film's harshest critics.
*** There are some that take issue with Will Smith being cast, believing that it was [[DoubleStandard hypocritical]] for viewers to take issue with Jasmine’s actress for not fitting the racial profile but not Will Smith.
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*** There are some that take issue with Will Smith being cast, believing that it was [[DoubleStandard hypocritical]] for viewers to take issue with Jasmine’s actress for not fitting the racial profile but not Will Smith.


* WinBackTheCrowd: After both the Teaser and the Special Look failed to wow audiences, especially with the terrible Genie, the first official Trailer won back many naysayers, especially towards Will Smith, who now think he's at least adequate to succeed Robin Williams. The first glimpse of Genie was also not the best example of how he would look, and later trailers showed cleaner visual effects and a more faithful style of Genie's powers.

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* WinBackTheCrowd: After both the Teaser and the Special Look failed to wow audiences, especially with the terrible Genie, the first official Trailer won back many naysayers, especially towards Will Smith, who now think he's at least adequate to succeed Robin Williams. The first glimpse of Genie was also not the best example of how he would look, and later trailers showed cleaner visual effects and a more faithful style of Genie's powers. Plus, the fact that it ends with a clip of the new version of "A Whole New World" (accentuated by an orchestra and drums that are not in the final theatrical film) certainly helps.


* BaseBreakingCharacter: Out of all the cast, Marwan Kenzari's portrayal of Jafar is probably the most divisive. A lot of fans felt this Jafar lacked the flair and [[EvilIsHammy hamminess]] of his animated counterpart which made the character entertaining and memorable in the first place. Here, his personality is a lot more serious and reserved which made him stand out less. Defenders, however, point out that portraying Jafar like his animated counterpart would be too out of place, especially since it is difficult for the expressive energy that animation could provide such as facial expressions to translate into live-action without coming off as {{Narm}}y.

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* BaseBreakingCharacter: Out of all the cast, Marwan Kenzari's portrayal Kenzari and Alan Tudyk's respective portrayals of Jafar is and Iago are probably the most divisive. A lot of fans lamented that Iago is a normal parrot with limited speech as opposed to his wisecracking animated counterpart who is fully anthropomorphic. In regard to Jafar, fans felt this Jafar version lacked the character's flair and [[EvilIsHammy hamminess]] of his animated counterpart which made the character him entertaining and memorable in the first place. Here, his Jafar's personality is a lot more serious and reserved which made him stand out less. Defenders, however, point out that portraying Jafar like his animated counterpart would be too out of place, especially since it is difficult for the expressive energy that animation could provide such as facial expressions to translate into live-action without coming off as {{Narm}}y.



** The giant Iago, which replaces snake!Jafar from the original film. It's really hard to make a parrot look threatening, even a giant, evil one.

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** The giant Iago, which replaces snake!Jafar from the original film. It's really hard to make a parrot beloved character like Iago look threatening, even a giant, evil one.version.



** The reveal of Genie in blue was met with cries of "[[UncannyValley kill it with fire!!]]" from a number of people. Before the trailer's release, he was shown in human form, which drew derision across social media with doing comparisons to Film/{{Kazaam}} and [[Film/MortalKombat Goro]], if not just editing Smith to have blue skin. Once his blue form ''was'' revealed, it was nothing like people expected because of the disproportionate CGI body with Will Smith's head on top of it.

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** The reveal of Genie in blue was met with cries of "[[UncannyValley kill it with fire!!]]" from a number of people. Before the trailer's release, he was shown in human form, which drew derision across social media with doing comparisons to Film/{{Kazaam}} and [[Film/MortalKombat Goro]], if not just editing Smith to have blue skin. Once his blue form ''was'' revealed, it was nothing like people expected because of the bulky disproportionate CGI body with Will Smith's head on top of it.



** Alan Tyudk as Iago. In contrast to the original, this version of the character barely speaks and when he does, it’s often just stock phrases or stating the obvious, lacking the comical bad temper Gilbert Gottfried gave him that made the character so memorable. Overall, while Tudyk's performance wasn't necessarily bad given his experience and talent as a voice actor, it wasn't as iconic or memorable as Gottfried's depiction or Tudyk's other roles.

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** Alan Tyudk Tudyk as Iago. In contrast to the original, this version of the character barely speaks and when he does, it’s often just stock phrases or stating the obvious, lacking the comical bad temper Gilbert Gottfried gave him that made the character so memorable. Overall, while Tudyk's performance wasn't necessarily bad given his experience and talent as a voice actor, it wasn't as iconic or memorable as Gottfried's depiction or Tudyk's other roles.


* DesignatedHero:
** Aladdin. While some of the inessential items that he's seen stealing (cups, necklaces, etc.) he ''does'' trade in exchange for food, it is also revealed that Aladdin has stolen some of these valuables just for the hell of it (such as a random guitar that he even admits to "borrow[ing]" when Jasmine notices it at his place and asks if it's his), which makes him look like a {{Hypocrite}} when he tells Abu that "there's a time we do steal and a time we don't" and that secretly stealing Jasmine's precious heirloom bracelet "is definitely a don't". This is especially pronounced compared to the original movie, [[JustifiedCriminal where food is the]] ''[[JustifiedCriminal only]]'' [[JustifiedCriminal thing Aladdin is seen stealing]].
** Jasmine. She tells her father that she's been studying Agrabah's political landscape as she wants to be the new sultan, but this also means Jasmine [[FridgeLogic doesn't have an excuse anymore for giving food to a bunch of starving children without paying for it]] (in the animated film, she was more of a ShelteredAristocrat). Jasmine never considers that [[WhatAnIdiot she could easily work out a compromise with the vendor by revealing that she's the princess]] if she really didn't want to give up her heirloom bracelet--making matters worse is that Jasmine actually ''did'' try to negotiate with the vendor in the animated film ("If you let me go to the palace, I could get some [money] from the sultan!") and while she too did not consider that she could reveal herself as the princess, she did ''later'' when she revealed herself to the guards in an attempt to get them to release Aladdin from their capture. Instead, Jasmine angrily defends her actions by telling the vendor that "those children were hungry" when he calls her out on stealing from his brother's store, which gives off the impression that she cares more about maintaining her ruse than doing what she ''knows'' needs to be done by telling the truth... [[DoubleStandard something Aladdin is criticized for doing later in the film]].

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DesignatedHero: Aladdin. While some of the inessential items that he's seen stealing (cups, necklaces, etc.) he ''does'' trade in exchange for food, it is also revealed that Aladdin has stolen some of these valuables just for the hell of it (such as a random guitar that he even admits to "borrow[ing]" when Jasmine notices it at his place and asks if it's his), which makes him look like a {{Hypocrite}} when he tells Abu that "there's a time we do steal and a time we don't" and that secretly stealing Jasmine's precious heirloom bracelet "is definitely a don't". This is especially pronounced compared to the original movie, [[JustifiedCriminal where food is the]] ''[[JustifiedCriminal only]]'' [[JustifiedCriminal thing Aladdin is seen stealing]].
** Jasmine. She tells her father that she's been studying Agrabah's political landscape as she wants to be the new sultan, but this also means Jasmine [[FridgeLogic doesn't have an excuse anymore for giving food to a bunch of starving children without paying for it]] (in the animated film, she was more of a ShelteredAristocrat). Jasmine never considers that [[WhatAnIdiot she could easily work out a compromise with the vendor by revealing that she's the princess]] if she really didn't want to give up her heirloom bracelet--making matters worse is that Jasmine actually ''did'' try to negotiate with the vendor in the animated film ("If you let me go to the palace, I could get some [money] from the sultan!") and while she too did not consider that she could reveal herself as the princess, she did ''later'' when she revealed herself to the guards in an attempt to get them to release Aladdin from their capture. Instead, Jasmine angrily defends her actions by telling the vendor that "those children were hungry" when he calls her out on stealing from his brother's store, which gives off the impression that she cares more about maintaining her ruse than doing what she ''knows'' needs to be done by telling the truth... [[DoubleStandard something Aladdin is criticized for doing later in the film]].
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** Aladdin. While some of the inessential, dispensable items that he is seen stealing (cups, necklaces, etc.) he does trade in exchange for food, it is also revealed that Aladdin has stolen some of these valuables just for the hell of it (such as a random guitar that he even admits to "borrow[ing]" when Jasmine notices it at his place and asks if it's his), which makes him look like a {{Hypocrite}} when he tells Abu "there's a time we do steal and a time we don't" and that secretly stealing Jasmine's precious heirloom bracelet "is definitely a don't". This is especially pronounced compared to the original movie, [[JustifiedCriminal where food is the]] ''[[JustifiedCriminal only]]'' [[JustifiedCriminal thing Aladdin is seen stealing]].
** Jasmine. It is revealed that this version of the character has been studying Agrabah's political landscape as she wants to be the new sultan, as opposed to the original film where growing up in the palace makes her so naive that she is genuinely confused about basic economics. However, because of this slight change of character, Jasmine in the live-action adaptation [[FridgeLogic doesn't have an excuse anymore for giving food to a bunch of starving children without paying for it]]. She never considers that [[WhatAnIdiot she could easily work out a compromise with the vendor by revealing that she's the princess]] if she really didn't want to give up her heirloom bracelet, especially because Jasmine actually ''did'' make an attempt to negotiate with the vendor in the original film ("If you let me go to the palace, I could get some [money] from the sultan!") despite also not considering that she could reveal herself as the princess, something she does in the animated film when she reveals herself to the guards in an attempt to get them to release Aladdin from their capture. Jasmine in the live-action adaptation instead angrily defends herself by telling the vendor that "those children were hungry" when he calls her out on stealing from his brother's store, which gives off the impression that she cares more about maintaining her ruse than doing what she ''knows'' needs to be done by telling the truth... [[DoubleStandard something Aladdin is criticized for doing later on in the film]].

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** Aladdin. While some of the inessential, dispensable inessential items that he is he's seen stealing (cups, necklaces, etc.) he does ''does'' trade in exchange for food, it is also revealed that Aladdin has stolen some of these valuables just for the hell of it (such as a random guitar that he even admits to "borrow[ing]" when Jasmine notices it at his place and asks if it's his), which makes him look like a {{Hypocrite}} when he tells Abu that "there's a time we do steal and a time we don't" and that secretly stealing Jasmine's precious heirloom bracelet "is definitely a don't". This is especially pronounced compared to the original movie, [[JustifiedCriminal where food is the]] ''[[JustifiedCriminal only]]'' [[JustifiedCriminal thing Aladdin is seen stealing]].
** Jasmine. It is revealed She tells her father that this version of the character has she's been studying Agrabah's political landscape as she wants to be the new sultan, as opposed to the original film where growing up in the palace makes her so naive that she is genuinely confused about basic economics. However, because of but this slight change of character, also means Jasmine in the live-action adaptation [[FridgeLogic doesn't have an excuse anymore for giving food to a bunch of starving children without paying for it]]. She it]] (in the animated film, she was more of a ShelteredAristocrat). Jasmine never considers that [[WhatAnIdiot she could easily work out a compromise with the vendor by revealing that she's the princess]] if she really didn't want to give up her heirloom bracelet, especially because bracelet--making matters worse is that Jasmine actually ''did'' make an attempt try to negotiate with the vendor in the original animated film ("If you let me go to the palace, I could get some [money] from the sultan!") despite also and while she too did not considering consider that she could reveal herself as the princess, something she does in the animated film did ''later'' when she reveals revealed herself to the guards in an attempt to get them to release Aladdin from their capture. Instead, Jasmine in the live-action adaptation instead angrily defends herself her actions by telling the vendor that "those children were hungry" when he calls her out on stealing from his brother's store, which gives off the impression that she cares more about maintaining her ruse than doing what she ''knows'' needs to be done by telling the truth... [[DoubleStandard something Aladdin is criticized for doing later on in the film]].



* SoOkayItsAverage: While nowhere as tepidly received as the [[Film/Dumbo2019 remake of Dumbo]], the film is generally considered by critics to be a decent and enjoyable, but largely unnecessary remake that sags in parts and ultimately falls short of the 1992 animated movie.

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* SoOkayItsAverage: While nowhere as tepidly received as the [[Film/Dumbo2019 remake of Dumbo]], of]] ''[[Film/Dumbo2019 Dumbo]]'' and ''especially'' [[WesternAnimation/TheLionKing2019 the remake of]] ''[[WesternAnimation/TheLionKing2019 The Lion King]]'', the film is generally considered by critics to be a decent and enjoyable, but largely unnecessary remake that sags in parts and ultimately falls short of the 1992 animated movie.


** Jasmine. It is revealed that this version of the character has been studying Agrabah's political landscape as she wants to be the new sultan, as opposed to the original film where growing up in the palace makes her so naive that she is genuinely confused about basic economics. However, because of this slight change of character, Jasmine in the live-action adaptation [[FridgeLogic doesn't have an excuse anymore for giving food to a bunch of starving children without paying for it]]. She never considers that [[WhatAnIdiot she could easily work out a compromise with the vendor by revealing that she's the princess]] if she really didn't want to give up her heirloom bracelet, especially because Jasmine actually ''did'' make an attempt to negotiate with the vendor in the original film ("If you let me go to the palace, I could get some [money] from the sultan!") despite also not considering that she could reveal herself as the princess. Jasmine in the live-action adaptation instead angrily defends herself by telling the vendor that "those children were hungry" when he calls her out on stealing from his brother's store, which gives off the impression that she cares more about maintaining her ruse than doing what she ''knows'' needs to be done by telling the truth... [[DoubleStandard something Aladdin is criticized for doing later on in the film]].

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** Jasmine. It is revealed that this version of the character has been studying Agrabah's political landscape as she wants to be the new sultan, as opposed to the original film where growing up in the palace makes her so naive that she is genuinely confused about basic economics. However, because of this slight change of character, Jasmine in the live-action adaptation [[FridgeLogic doesn't have an excuse anymore for giving food to a bunch of starving children without paying for it]]. She never considers that [[WhatAnIdiot she could easily work out a compromise with the vendor by revealing that she's the princess]] if she really didn't want to give up her heirloom bracelet, especially because Jasmine actually ''did'' make an attempt to negotiate with the vendor in the original film ("If you let me go to the palace, I could get some [money] from the sultan!") despite also not considering that she could reveal herself as the princess.princess, something she does in the animated film when she reveals herself to the guards in an attempt to get them to release Aladdin from their capture. Jasmine in the live-action adaptation instead angrily defends herself by telling the vendor that "those children were hungry" when he calls her out on stealing from his brother's store, which gives off the impression that she cares more about maintaining her ruse than doing what she ''knows'' needs to be done by telling the truth... [[DoubleStandard something Aladdin is criticized for doing later on in the film]].

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** While Jasmine's "Speechless" is a powerful song, the fact it's sung entirely in her head makes the whole thing rather silly given it's a song about not "going quiet".


** Naomi Scott's casting as Jasmine. At the time it was announced, there was a lot of backlash for an actress without Arab heritage being chosen to play the role, and the film was accused of whitewashing; the fact that Jasmine was Disney's first animated princess of colour to be adapted for live-action and ended up being played by an actress who is half white did not go unnoticed. And there were those who saw it as treating Arab and Indian culture as InterchangeableAsianCultures. But once the film came out, a large number of defenders sprung up who claimed that Naomi was [[AbilityOverAppearance perfectly cast]], with killer chemistry alongside Mena Massoud and nailing the song "Speechless". Others also point out that she is still a woman of colour getting to be the lead in a blockbuster film (and say that anger should be directed at the casting system rather than the actress herself, despite Naomi Scott making the decision to accept the role), and that the ''Literature/ArabianNights'' where the Aladdin story originated did take some sources from Indian folktales (''Series/OnceUponATime'' cast several Indian actors in their interpretation of Agrabah). [[Administrivia/RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement The argument is quite contentious]].

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** Naomi Scott's casting as Jasmine. At the time it was announced, there was a lot of backlash for an actress without Arab heritage being chosen to play the role, and the film was accused of whitewashing; whitewashing (yes, despite Naomi not being white); the fact that Jasmine was Disney's first animated princess of colour to be adapted for live-action and ended up being played by an actress who is half white did not go unnoticed. And there were those who saw it as treating Arab and Indian culture as InterchangeableAsianCultures. But once the film came out, a large number of defenders sprung up who claimed that Naomi was [[AbilityOverAppearance perfectly cast]], with killer chemistry alongside Mena Massoud and nailing the song "Speechless". Others also point out that she is still a woman of colour getting to be the lead in a blockbuster film (and say that anger should be directed at the casting system rather than the actress herself, despite Naomi Scott making the decision to accept the role), herself), and that the ''Literature/ArabianNights'' where the Aladdin story originated did take some sources from Indian folktales (''Series/OnceUponATime'' cast several Indian actors in their interpretation of Agrabah). [[Administrivia/RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement The argument is quite contentious]].

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