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* UnintentionallySympathetic: Prince Anders may be dim and tactless, but he's not like Prince Achmed, who tried to whip ''children'' in the 1992 film. He tries his best to court the princess and acts similar to how "Prince Ali" does minus the jam scene. And despite Rajah attacking him, he stays in Agrabah for Jasmine's party a few days later. While he is a chump prince, he is more a "chump" than a jerk.

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* StrangledByTheRedString: Dalia and the genie, as their relationship is established right [[ForegoneConclusion in the prologue]], in order they have their two kids. But this is speeded-up in story, the attraction is [[LoveAtFirstSight immediate]], but they have only one (offscreen) date. After, despite a bit shocked when she sees the genie as himself for the first time, Dalia is not angry that he lied to her. Instead, she enthusiastically describe their married life and kids, as she already thought of all of this for long. Time, however, lacks to add depth to their relationship.


** The original climax wasn't very glorious for Jasmine (due to the use of GoGoEnslavement, ShowSomeLeg, and, after it failed, DamselInDistress). Here she keeps her original dress, and has a powerful solo song to begin with. Then she faces a [[AndNowYouMustMarryMe forced marriage]] with Jafar, but waits to be close enough to him to take the lamp in his pocket and run away. [[BattleCouple Aladdin and her]] actively try to escape.

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** The original climax wasn't very glorious for Jasmine (due to the use of GoGoEnslavement, ShowSomeLeg, and, after it failed, DamselInDistress). Here she keeps her original dress, and has a powerful solo song to begin with. Then she faces a [[AndNowYouMustMarryMe forced marriage]] with Jafar, but waits to be close enough to him to take the lamp in his pocket and run away. [[BattleCouple Aladdin She and her]] Aladdin]] actively try to escape.

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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 to be an imitator.


** It’s detailed by the Genie, and backed up by an event in the story, that his master must rub the lamp as their wish is made in order for it to count, possibly to explain why Aladdin couldn’t use his last wish while Jafar was in possession of it.
** The original climax wasn't very glorious for Jasmine (due to the use of GoGoEnslavement, ShowSomeLeg, and, after it failed, DamselInDistress). Here she keeps her original dress, and has a powerful solo song to begin with. Then she faces a [[AndNowYouMustMarryMe forced marriage]] with Jafar, but waits to be close enough to him to take the lamp in his pocket and run away. [[BattleCouple Aladdin and her]] actively try to escape. They are caught later, and Jafar uses a kind of levitation to immobilize her, and obviously Jasmine can't escape it (unlike the hourglass).
** Some infamously questionable (and even previously edited) lyrics from the original were outright removed and replaced for this version, with “Arabian Nights” being altered from “Where it's flat and immense and the heat is intense; it’s barbaric, but, hey, it’s home!” to the much more benign “Where you wander among every culture and tongue; it’s chaotic, but hey, it’s home.” The lyrics of “Prince Ali” were also changed from “He’s got slaves, he’s got servants and flunkies” to “He’s got 10,000 servants and flunkies”.

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** It’s detailed by the Genie, and backed up by an event in the story, that his master must rub the lamp as their wish is made in order for it to count, possibly to explain why Aladdin couldn’t use his last wish while Jafar was in possession of it.
** The original climax wasn't very glorious for Jasmine (due to the use of GoGoEnslavement, ShowSomeLeg, and, after it failed, DamselInDistress). Here she keeps her original dress, and has a powerful solo song to begin with. Then she faces a [[AndNowYouMustMarryMe forced marriage]] with Jafar, but waits to be close enough to him to take the lamp in his pocket and run away. [[BattleCouple Aladdin and her]] actively try to escape. They are caught later, and Jafar uses a kind of levitation to immobilize her, and obviously Jasmine can't escape it (unlike the hourglass).
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** Some infamously questionable (and even previously edited) lyrics from the original were outright removed and replaced for this version, with “Arabian Nights” being altered from “Where it's flat and immense and the heat is intense; it’s barbaric, but, hey, it’s home!” to the much more benign “Where you wander among every culture and tongue; it’s chaotic, but hey, it’s home.” The lyrics of “Prince Ali” were also changed from “He’s got slaves, he’s got servants and flunkies” to “He’s got 10,000 servants and flunkies”.



*** Related to this, the street vendor Jasmine steals from in the animated film is prepared to [[DisproportionateRetribution cut off her hand]] before Aladdin intervenes, citing it as the traditional penalty for stealing. His reaction is graciously toned down for this version, where he more reasonably demands a piece of her jewelry as payment instead.
** The Genie mentions that part of his spell turning Aladdin into a prince is that people won't recognize him, rather than asking us to believe a disguise that barely even qualifies as ClarkKenting.
** The more subdued choreography and shot composition of “Prince Ali” could be seen as this. In the original, the Genie freely uses his powers to poof through the crowd, impress onlookers with his many impressions, and make Aladdin look better, potentially exposing his status as a magical genie. In this version, he manages to entertain and impress the crowd while still remaining within the entourage, and the one time he does use magic, he isn’t in view of anyone else.
** Rather than axe off who he thinks to be a foreign prince and just hope no one investigates Ali's disappearance, this version has Jafar hold off until he's sure that Prince Ali is Aladdin and use the attempted drowning to verify his identity ''and'' find out where the lamp is.
** In the original animated film, Jafar blows through his first two wishes in quick succession, wishing to be Sultan and then a Powerful sorcerer. This left viewers with the impression that Jafar both undermined and wasted his first wish for no reason. In this film, Jafar wishes himself Sultan, and only takes it a step forward after [[ToBeLawfulOrGood Jasmine convinces the guards not to bend to his will]], and actual power becomes necessary on his part.
** This iteration of the Genie is set up to know the potential of being a [[LiteralGenie Literal]] or JackassGenie, especially when it comes to granting Jafar's wishes, whereas the animated Genie was [[BenevolentGenie benevolent]] through and through. This also patches the plot hole of Jafar wishing specifically to become a creature he is aware lives in eternal servitude; here, he only wishes to become an omnipotent being, which the Genie deliberately misconstrues to mean an enslaved genie of the lamp.


*** Jasmine was also never identified or called out in the animated film despite wearing lavish jewelry in plain view beneath her cloak — the guards couldn’t even recognize her until her hood was removed. In addition to the above-described change, in this version, street-smart Aladdin does identify her jewelry and expensive garb as coming from inside the palace; he incorrectly surmises that she’s Jasmine’s handmaiden rather than the princess herself, though.



** Aladdin does not fare nearly as well once he’s banished to the ends of the earth in this version; he manages to save Abu from a ravine, only to fall to the bottom, slide down and off of a cliff, and land on a snowy ledge below, where he basically resigns himself to death from the sub-zero temperatures and is only saved by the timely arrival of the Carpet.
** This iteration of the Genie is set up to know the potential of being a [[LiteralGenie Literal]] or JackassGenie, especially when it comes to granting Jafar's wishes, whereas the animated Genie was [[BenevolentGenie benevolent]] through and through. This also patches the plot hole of Jafar wishing specifically to become a creature he is aware lives in eternal servitude; here, he only wishes to become an omnipotent being, which the Genie deliberately misconstrues to mean a genie of the lamp.

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** Aladdin does not fare nearly as well once he’s banished to the ends of the earth in this version; he manages to save Abu from a ravine, only to fall to the bottom, slide down and off of a cliff, and land on a snowy ledge below, where he basically resigns himself to death from the sub-zero temperatures and is only saved by the timely arrival of the Carpet.
** This iteration of the Genie is set up to know the potential of being a [[LiteralGenie Literal]] or JackassGenie, especially when it comes to granting Jafar's wishes, whereas the animated Genie was [[BenevolentGenie benevolent]] through and through. This also patches the plot hole of Jafar wishing specifically to become a creature he is aware lives in eternal servitude; here, he only wishes to become an omnipotent being, which the Genie deliberately misconstrues to mean a an enslaved genie of the lamp.


* NegatedMomentOfAwesome: Jasmine's song ''Speechless'' -- during which she swears she'll no longer be silenced and will stand up to anyone who tries to tear her down -- is a legitimately great power song. Unfortunately it's undermined by the fact that a) [[ImagineSpot it's entirely in her head]] and b) as soon as she encourages Hakim to stand up to Jafar, Jafar just wishes to become the world's most powerful sorcerer, transports all the guards to the dungeons, and forces Jasmine to marry him.

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** Aladdin does not fare nearly as well once he’s banished to the ends of the earth in this version; he manages to save Abu from a ravine, only to fall to the bottom, slide down and off of a cliff, and land on a snowy ledge below, where he basically resigns himself to death from the sub-zero temperatures and is only saved by the timely arrival of the Carpet.


** During "Prince Ali", there's a shot of a man with a ridiculously cheesy Colgate smile applauding the song like he's in a commercial. It's only a few seconds into the song too, begging the question of how he's ''that'' into it.

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** During "Prince Ali", there's a shot of a man with a ridiculously cheesy Colgate smile applauding the song like he's in a commercial. It's only a few seconds into the song too, begging raising the question of how he's ''that'' into it.



* 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 "70's 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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* 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 "70's "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.


* NegatedMomentOfAwesome: Jasmine's song ''Speechless'' -- during which she swears she'll no longer be silenced and will stand up to anyone who tries to tear her down -- is a legitimately great power song. Unfortunately it's undermined by the fact that a) it's entirely in her head and b) as soon as she encourages Hakim to stand up to Jafar, Jafar just wishes to become the world's most powerful sorcerer, transports all the guards to the dungeons, and forces Jasmine to marry him.

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* NegatedMomentOfAwesome: Jasmine's song ''Speechless'' -- during which she swears she'll no longer be silenced and will stand up to anyone who tries to tear her down -- is a legitimately great power song. Unfortunately it's undermined by the fact that a) [[ImagineSpot it's entirely in her head head]] and b) as soon as she encourages Hakim to stand up to Jafar, Jafar just wishes to become the world's most powerful sorcerer, transports all the guards to the dungeons, and forces Jasmine to marry him.

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* NegatedMomentOfAwesome: Jasmine's song ''Speechless'' -- during which she swears she'll no longer be silenced and will stand up to anyone who tries to tear her down -- is a legitimately great power song. Unfortunately it's undermined by the fact that a) it's entirely in her head and b) as soon as she encourages Hakim to stand up to Jafar, Jafar just wishes to become the world's most powerful sorcerer, transports all the guards to the dungeons, and forces Jasmine to marry him.


** Some infamously questionable (and even previously edited) lyrics from the original were outright removed and replaced for this version, with “Arabian Nights” being altered from “Where they cut off your ear if they don’t like your face; it’s barbaric, but, hey, it’s home!” to the much more benign “Where you wander among every culture and tongue; it’s chaotic, but hey, it’s home.” The lyrics of “Prince Ali” were also changed from “He’s got slaves, he’s got servants and flunkies” to “He’s got 10,000 servants and flunkies”.

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** Some infamously questionable (and even previously edited) lyrics from the original were outright removed and replaced for this version, with “Arabian Nights” being altered from “Where they cut off your ear if they don’t like your face; it's flat and immense and the heat is intense; it’s barbaric, but, hey, it’s home!” to the much more benign “Where you wander among every culture and tongue; it’s chaotic, but hey, it’s home.” The lyrics of “Prince Ali” were also changed from “He’s got slaves, he’s got servants and flunkies” to “He’s got 10,000 servants and flunkies”.


** Marwan Kenzari as Jafar. While most fans are willing to accept the AgeLift, some feel that his performance lacks the charisma and menace that the original Jafar had on display, and that his voice sounds rather [[{{Narm}} jarringly high-pitched]] and [[VocalDissonance almost effeminate]] in contrast to Jonathan Freeman's [[EvilSoundsDeep deep and powerful]] voice from the original. Moreover, some fans felt that Numan Acar (Hakim in the film) would have been a more accepting casting choice given that he resembles traditional Jafar from the animation.

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** Marwan Kenzari as Jafar. While most fans are willing to accept the AgeLift, some feel that his performance lacks the charisma and menace that the original Jafar had on display, and that his voice sounds rather [[{{Narm}} jarringly high-pitched]] and [[VocalDissonance almost effeminate]] in contrast to Jonathan Freeman's [[EvilSoundsDeep deep and powerful]] voice from the original. Moreover, some fans felt that Numan Acar (Hakim in the film) who portrayed Hakim would have been a more accepting casting choice given that he resembles traditional Jafar from the animation.


** Marwan Kenzari as Jafar. While most fans are willing to accept the AgeLift, some feel that his performance lacks the charisma and menace that the original Jafar had on display, and that his voice sounds rather [[{{Narm}} jarringly high-pitched]] and [[VocalDissonance almost effeminate]] in contrast to Jonathan Freeman's [[EvilSoundsDeep deep and powerful]] voice from the original.Moreover, some fans felt that Numan Acar (Hakim in the film) would have been a more accepting casting choice given that he resembles traditional Jafar from the animation.

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** Marwan Kenzari as Jafar. While most fans are willing to accept the AgeLift, some feel that his performance lacks the charisma and menace that the original Jafar had on display, and that his voice sounds rather [[{{Narm}} jarringly high-pitched]] and [[VocalDissonance almost effeminate]] in contrast to Jonathan Freeman's [[EvilSoundsDeep deep and powerful]] voice from the original. Moreover, some fans felt that Numan Acar (Hakim in the film) would have been a more accepting casting choice given that he resembles traditional Jafar from the animation.

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