So, if you guys did not hear already, I hate disney live adaptations. Theyre lazy cashgrabs that work too well. One of my favorite disney movies is Aladdin, and theyre making that a live adaptation… and I hate it. They just came out with a new trailer too… and oh my god I hate it.
If you haven’t seen it, here it is. https://youtu.be/foyufD52aog
Watch it if you wanna see it, and come back to this to hear my review.
I DO NOT LIKE THIS! I mean, yeah, it looks better then the first one, I’ll give it that, but it still doesn’t look good to me. You can slap on a new name and I would think “Oh so just an Aladdin ripoff.” Because thats exactly what it looks like. Here is what I am nitpicking:
Thats literally what it looks like. For a movie thats supposed to be literally in Arabia (hence the beginning song ARABIAN NIGHTS) it looks too much like a bollywood movie. Not saying that bollywood movies suck, it just doesnt make sense to me why it looks like that when it… clearly isnt supposed to be an Indian film? Thats like shooting a movie about the french revolution in fucking england, its weird and offputting. That doesnt make sense. Youre supposed to be over here not over there! YOURE LOST AND WENT TO ANOTHER COUNTRY! HOW?! HOW DID YOU END UP WHITEWASHING BY NOT WHITEWASHING BUT BY STILL FUCKING IT UP?! I didn’t know that was possible! Congratulations, Disney, for making something indian that was supposed to be arabian and I’d even think its more american then arabian. God damn i cant wait for the hunchback of notre dame where when its supposed to be french THEY TURN IT INTO SPAIN and for the lion king ITS IN AUSTRALIA!
Aladdin, the cleanest street rat ever
Why does he look clean? I mean, yeah in the original he looked ‘clean’ too but if were taking liberties to turn Jafar into a cars salesman, why are we making him still look clean? He looks like hes living financially fine, hes just a vigilante who gets in trouble… like Flint Rider… wow, disney really has a thing for those type of characters don’t they?
Trees are more threatening then Jafar
Okay I hated when i first heard him, and now that i heard him MORE… I hate him way more. Who knew he could sound more like a college professor more? Like who the fuck would be intimidated by him? I mean its clear why he could just approach aladdin with no disguise now! Its because he sounds like he wants to talk to him about his lord and savior jesus christ! THEY RUINED JAFAR FASTER THEN ANY CHANCES I HAVE WITH GIRLS AND ITS DISGUSTINGLY BEAUTIFUL HOW THEY DID THAT! I mean its obvious they dont give a flying fuck. I get white washing is an annoying thing and hollywood has been trying to defeat that but GOD DAMN IF YOU CANT FIND A JAFAR THEN CALL UP TIM CURRY! JUST WOW!
… okay, fine, YOU GOT ME! He doesn’t look bad the second time around. I’m sure there will be nothing wrong with him but I still wish they got someone whos a beautiful improvisor. Infact, if you ask me, chris rock would have been a good choice. Im just saying.
Now, I hate this. Yes I do. Truly insanely hate this. On the one hand, i hope it doesnt flop and changes my mind because I love Aladdin… on the other hand, I hope it gets under 40% and it destroys future live adaptation hopes because I cant stand them. ‘BuT LiOn KiNg LoOks SO gOoD!’ Does it? We’ve barely seen anything from it, and AGAIN they pulled some nostalgia string with Jones speaking. Sure, it looks beautiful, of COURSE its going to look beautiful because its DISNEY! Did you suspect them to go full Toy Story 1 Animation out of no where? I hope future live adaptations arent terrible but at the same time I just want it all to stop.
Atleast they aren’t creating my favorite 1990s disney movie and one of my favorite 2000s movies into a live adaptations…
… wait a fucking minute.