Disney is bringing back our all-time favourite Aladdin with a cool new cast, refreshed soundtrack, a bunch of breathtaking VFX, and a few new plot twists that will keep glued to the screen throughout the whole movie. Yep, it’s a movie, it’s in 3D, and it has the amazingly talented Will Smith playing Genie, who was so masterfully depicted by Robin Williams back in 1992. If you aren’t feeling excited enough yet, here are 7 reasons why you should definitely watch the new Aladdin remake as soon as possible.
The carpet ride
Who wouldn’t want to hop on a magic flying carpet with Genie and Aladdin and fly over desserts and exotic cities? We certainly would! The new Aladdin has an amazing scene, in which we get to do just that with the help of some masterful VFX and IMAX.
Will Smith’s take on Genie
Admit it, if there was anyone we’d like to see playing the hilarious blue giant – it’s Will Smith! He’s quirky and humorous enough to make everyone laugh, but also has a flare for dramatics and is a great actor in general. His Genie is simply amazing!
Watching our fave Disney couple in live-action
Jasmine and Aladdin are among the most romantic and gorgeous couples that have ever graced the screens. Well, at least that’s what all 90’s kids think! These two are the embodiment of the old-as-the-world-itself trope of a poor guy winning over a princess with his charm and kind heart, but the way it’s done is simply masterful. Their relationships are developing in a beautiful way and the original movie is packed with truly heart-stopping moments. Watching them in ‘real life’ will be such a delight!
New renditions of the songs
You’ve heard Zayn Malik’s rendition of A Whole New World in the trailer, so you know that the songs will be good, maybe even better than the original! You’ll also get to enjoy Bad Boy Shah’s rap song and a background score written by Alan Menken, the composer of the original Aladdin soundtrack.
The visual eye-candy
Aladdin’s remake is a real candy for the eyes, there’s no denying the fact. From the stunning outfits of all the characters to masterfully crafted scenes of Arabian cities bustling with life, this live-action movie will take you on a journey like you’ve never experienced before. You will feel like an excited kid all over again!
Guy Ritchie is the director
Guy Ritchie may have had his ups and downs lately, but we can all agree that he’s an exceptionally talented man who has produced truly unforgettable movies. Snatch, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Sherlock Holmes… need we say more? We’re excited to see what he’s done for Aladdin action-wise.
Agrabah in real life
Agrabah is definitely one of the most well-developed world’s in the Disney empire. We’ve seen it expand even further with Aladdin’s spin-offs and sequels. Now we finally get to see it come to life on the silver screen, with real people, crazy streets, amazing sceneries, and spectacular decorations.