Mena Massoud (Aladdin) and Will Smith (Genie) in Disney's live-action adaptation of the 1992 animated classic "Aladdin."
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Guy Ritchie -- that lover of gritty gangsters and violent action -- was always an odd choice to helm a big Disney romantic musical and proves utterly the wrong guy here.This is an "Aladdin" with a torture scene and pointlessly artful fast-slow-motion action scenes.How can you possibly have a real actor play the shape-shifting, manic spirit that Robin Williams so wonderfully voiced in the animated film?Naomi Scott is the princess and she is a worthy Disney heroine for 2019 -- funny, strong, brave and with a sinfully good voice.The key Alan Menken melodies from the original film -- including "Friend Like Me," "Prince Ali" and "A Whole New World" -- are all here, as well as "Speechless," a new song written by Menken and Benj Pasek and Justin Paul ("La La Land"), performed by Jasmine. A scene in which the Genie tries to help the tongue-tied Aladdin at court is Smith at his funniest in years.
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