Aladdin is in theaters now! Check out our Aladdin movie guide for our thoughts. Is Aladdin kid friendly? YES! Check out 4 Reasons why we think you’ll Aladdin too – it’s a must see movie! This week we had the chance to host an advance screening for 100 people –everyone we chatted with after loved it! The film surpassed all my expectations. Action, music, gorgeous scenery & the classic fantastic story that felt fresh & new somehow. Catch it in theaters this weekend May 24th. Highly recommend!
Aladdin is Disney’s live-action adaptation of its own 1992 animated classic – but forgot trying to recreate the old movie when you watch and instead enjoy this new magic carpet ride!
4 Reasons You’ll love Aladdin
1. Will Smith as the Genie
He’s fabulous. As you know the guy can act, sing, and dance – and he adds all of that in a tremendous awesome way. He’s comedic but also sensitive and shares a great relationship with Aladdin that I loved. This role seems to have been meant for Will Smith. He was so entertaining and fun. Early on when he first appears as the genie and escapes from the lantern it’s a little weird as he’s a giant legless genie, but as the film moves on, I promise you’ll get past that legless genie bit and fall in love with him the Genie.
2. Great Music
Classic songs you’ll recognize and love if you are a Disney fan. Re-made with their own twists and turns but absolutely beautiful. I loved the music! There’s also a few big dance numbers that are very entertaining, joyful and just pure fun!
3. Fantastic Action Packed Storyline
The movie is a full 2 hours but never once were we bored! Action, a love story, a magical genie, and dark forces at work with the evil Jafar — along with dance numbers and music throughout – made this is a fabulous film to watch.
Take it for what it is – a remake and a wonderful entertaining tale! If so, I promise you’ll enjoy it! And if you haven’t seen it Aladdin in years, I believe you’ll think it feels fresh and somehow completely new ! That’s how myself, my children and the bulk of the audience that saw the show in my theater all felt. Everyone gave it a rave review, is telling others to go see it and mentions how they want to go see it again!
4. Spectacular Scenery
From the desserts to the sea, the scenery was stunning. The buildings, the costumes, and the landscapes were stunning. And there’s a magic carpet too – who incidentally was one of my favorite characters in the movie! Whimsical and fun!
Is Aladdin Kid Friendly?
Yes! Overall, this film is very kid friendly. No profane language or curse words, no sexual content, and no killing. Yay!
There was no profane language that I heard whatsoever and the love story included a few innocent kisses – very sweet! Kids in the theater during my showing handled the drama well during the tense action scenes too. I saw my advanced screening of Aladdin sitting in row with 4 year old little girl and a 5 year old little boy and they did great and loved it. If your kids get tense during those action scenes, I think hand holding will help them through it!
For a preschooler, a few parts could be a bit scary during the dramatic scenes when you worry about Aladdin or Jasmine’s safety. In the cave, near the beginning of the film when Aladdin first finds the magic lamp, kids might worry he might fall off a cliff and perish. And in the end of the film, during the final showdown with the evil Jafar, Jafar’s bird turns into a giant dinosaur sized evil bird which chases Aladdin and Jasmine who are trying to escape with the help of their Magic Carpet.
The Evil Jafar can be a scary dude but you never officially see him kill anyone with certainty. (Early in the film he shoves a guard down a well – but you don’t see anything or know for certain that he killed someone) Movie goers and kids will just know he’s the dark evil character in this movie. Think the bad guy wanting all the power and will do anything to get it!
Get a taste of it all in this trailer here.
Go see Aladdin this weekend! It’s amazing! I think you’ll love it!
Aladdin hits theaters May 24th, 2019
More About Disney’s Aladdin
A thrilling and vibrant live-action adaptation of Disney’s animated classic, “Aladdin” is the exciting tale of the charming street rat Aladdin, the courageous and self-determined Princess Jasmine and the Genie who may be the key to their future. Directed by Guy Ritchie, who brings his singular flair for fast-paced, visceral action to the fictitious port city of Agrabah, “Aladdin” is written by John August and Ritchie based on Disney’s “Aladdin.” The film stars Will Smith as the Genie; Mena Massoud as Aladdin; Naomi Scott as Jasmine; Marwan Kenzari as Jafar; Navid Negahban as the Sultan; Nasim Pedrad as Dalia and Billy Magnussen as Prince Anders.
“Aladdin” is produced by Dan Lin, p.g.a., and Jonathan Eirich, p.g.a., with Kevin De La Noy and Marc Platt serving as executive producers. Eight-time Academy Award®-winning composer Alan Menken provides the score, which includes new recordings of the original songs written by Menken and Oscar®-winning lyricists Howard Ashman and Tim Rice and includes two new songs written by Menken and lyrics by Oscar and Tony Award®-winning songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul.
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