Hey guys! Gerawallstar here, and I am here to review the 31st Walt Disney Animated film called Aladdin, which was released in 1992. When this film was released, it was critically and financially successful. Part of it was because this film came out at a time when Disney was in their renaissance era, making successful films such as The Little Mermaid, and Beauty and the Beast. This film was the highest grossing film of 1992. In my opinion, this film is amazing. It’s funny, and well-written.
Story:
The story is about a street rat named Aladdin wanting to fall in love with a princess named Jasmine. So he gets three wishes from a powerful genie to get the princess he wants. I just want to say that the story is amazing in tis writing and humour. The concept of princess Jasmine wanting to marry someone she desires and rebelling the rules requesting by her father is great. The romance between Aladdin and Jasmine is great, and it is probably the romance I think the younger generation can relate to. There are other scenes such as Aladdin escaping the cave of wonders, and the scene where Aladdin enters the castle as Prince Ali that’s stands out in the movie. The introduction of the genie is very funny as well. If there is one nitpick I have to say about the story is the liar revealed scene. I mean the way they pull it off is amazing, and well-written. But the issue I have with that is how this film started the ridiculous liar revealed cliche that we see in a lot of 90s animated movies, especially nowadays. I wouldn’t look so down on this cliche had the films that uses it either do it well or add twist like this one. I’m sorry, but I kind of blame this film for that. The story is terrific and one of Disneys best stories in their films. I give the story 9 stars.
Animation:
The animation in this film is beautiful. The color looks great, and the visuals are eye popping. There is a lot of hard work presented in the animation with using the CAPS System. I also loved how the animators animated the big eyes of both Aladdin and Jasmine for instance. This film uses a lot of CGI. A prominent example is in the Cave of Wonders. A lot of people think that the CGI looks dated. However, I think it holds up to this day, and it looks very impressive for it’s time. The animation is awesome and breathtaking. I give the animation 10 stars.
Characters:
The characters in this film are amazing. I loved Aladdin’s and character arc where he acts insecure throughout the film trying to get the girl he wants, and then realizing that he has to be himself throughout the film. Its something I can relate to. Princess Jasmine is also a person I can relate to. When I watched this film as a kid, I hated her because I thought that she was a spoiled brat. Now that I am older, I can understand why she is the way she is in the movie because she wants to date someone she wants and live her own life. I myself want to love my own life, and not live the life I am expected to live. In my opinion, her desire of wanting more in this world is better than Ariel’s motives. Jafar is an outstanding villain. He is menacing, manipulative, and he brings out intriguing ways to get what he wants. The dad character is funny. The standout character is the Genie voiced by Robin Williams. The genie is fantastic with his hilarious pop culture references, him supporting Aladdin and his humor. I thank Robin Williams for giving an outstanding performance ad the genie. You will be missed. My least favorite character is Iago the parrot. I used to find him to be annoying, but he kind of grew on me as time went on. I just find his voice to be a little ear-grating. The characters are amazing and all of them have wonderful character arcs. I give the characters 9 stars.
Songs:
The songs in this movie are fantastic. I loved the soundtrack. Thank you, Alan Menken. The beginning song “Arabian Nights” is a fun way to introduce the setting of the movie. “One jump, ahead” is a great and catchy song featuring the titular character. Scott brings out amazing vocals. “Friend like me” is my favorite song. The Broadway style, animation, and the lyrics are what makes this song my favorite. “Prince Ali” is a fun and catchy tune. “A whole new world” is a relatable love ballad with Aladdin showing Jasmine the world. It is the pinnacle of Disney love songs. The reprise version of “Prince Ali” sunged by Jafar is also fun. The songs in this movie are iconic. I give the songs 10 stars.
Verdict:
Aladdin is an excellent disney movie with its its beautifully told story, stunning animation, iconic characters and memorable songs. It may have a few flaws with the liar revealed trope and Iago, but this movie is still deservedly listed as “one of the greatest movies of all time.” I give Aladdin a 9 out of 10.

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