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"Aladdin" live action prequel

Mike S

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The big problem for me, and plenty of others I would assume, is the fact that the original was so good. You aren't going to improve on the original so why bother remaking it. Lets just say that will smith isnt a complete fail and he's not too bad. He will NEVER compare to Robin in that role. It will always be a 2nd fiddle performance. Its also just a lazy effort. Instead of coming up with new classics, just rehash the old ones.
Hear, hear.

I’m excited for Lion King though. Love Jon Favreau.
 
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Tick Tock

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Lets just say that will smith isnt a complete fail and he's not too bad. He will NEVER compare to Robin in that role. It will always be a 2nd fiddle performance.
I'm not expecting Robin Williams version 2.0, I'm expecting Will Smith's take on the character.

As much as I like Bill Murray as an actor, I never expected him to top the great Phil Harris when it came to voicing Baloo The Bear. Yet he did a good job with his take on it, added some differences while staying true to the character's narrative. It was different, it also had similarities, and it worked (imo).

Still too soon and too little shown for me to declare 'failure' on anything I'm seeing from Aladdin.
 

mf1972

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I'm not expecting Robin Williams version 2.0, I'm expecting Will Smith's take on the character.

As much as I like Bill Murray as an actor, I never expected him to top the great Phil Harris when it came to voicing Baloo The Bear. Yet he did a good job with his take on it, added some differences while staying true to the character's narrative. It was different, it also had similarities, and it worked (imo).

Still too soon and too little shown for me to declare 'failure' on anything I'm seeing from Aladdin.
i wondered how murray would’ve been as the genie. comic wise, i’d thought he’d be great. still big shoes to fill though.
 

Tick Tock

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A couple details from the new trailer that stand out as quite interesting.

It appears there will be some sort of dance / ball event held inside the palace, which will be a nice plus from the original. In the animated version, the palace seemed pretty lifeless for the most part, except for the main leads of Sultan, Jafar, Ali, Jasmine, etc.

Another detail that stood out. Watch around 2:02 into the trailer, and you get a brief glimpse of what looks like a giant Iago chasing Aladdin across rooftops. If that is in fact the case, this will most likely occur after Jafar gets hold of the lamp toward the end, and is going all batship crazy with his powers, and using his sidekick as a weapon. Could be a nice change seeing Iago become a more formidable antagonist, even if briefly.

I still like how it will be Jafar as himself who "befriends" Aladdin and introduces him to the Cave of Wonders, rather than going as the old hermit in disguise. Adds a little more depth to their eventual rivalry.
 
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