Synopsis: Aladdin is a lovable street urchin who meets Princess Jasmine, the beautiful daughter of the sultan of Agrabah. While visiting her exotic palace, Aladdin stumbles upon a magic oil lamp that unleashes a powerful, wisecracking, larger-than-life genie. As Aladdin and the genie start to become friends, they must soon embark on a dangerous mission to stop the evil sorcerer Jafar from overthrowing young Jasmine's kingdom.
Main Feature: The live-action incarnation of Disney's "Aladdin" is... not terrible. Its not good either. Originally, the groaning fans of the beloved original echoed across the cosmos rubbed off on me. So many things of this movie pointed to wrong. Perhaps with that lowered bar of expectations is why I had a so-so reaction. Will Smith can't compare to Robin Williams as Genie. But the charm remains. Its not as much a travesty as Tim Burton's "Dumbo," but Guy Ritchie does what he can with the Arabian tale. In the end, my argument remains the same: Disney needs to stop the live-action remakes of their classics. The nostalgia wears thin and off easily.
Special Features: Basic, brief lineup of extras are on this set. Small interviews and featurettes talking to Smith tackling the Williams' iconic role, Ritchie's filmmaking experience, bloopers, music videos and deleted scenes.
Final Call: The 2019 live action version of "Aladdin" doesn't open the story much to a whole new world of invention.