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Episode 753

Aladdin (2019 film)
Sun, 2019-May-26 02:11 UTC
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With 264,587 views on Saturday, 25 May 2019 our article of the day is Aladdin (2019 film).

Aladdin is a 2019 American musical fantasy film directed by Guy Ritchie, who co-wrote the screenplay with John August. Produced by Walt Disney Pictures, it is a live-action adaptation of Disney's 1992 animated film of the same name, which was based on the eponymous Middle-Eastern folktale from the One Thousand and One Arabian Nights. The film stars Mena Massoud, Will Smith, Naomi Scott, Marwan Kenzari, Navid Negahban, Nasim Pedrad, and Billy Magnussen. The film follows Aladdin, a street urchin, who finds a magic lamp and must use it to win over Princess Jasmine and defeat the conspiring vizier Jafar.

In October 2016, Disney announced Ritchie would direct a live-action Aladdin remake. Smith was the first member of the cast to join, signing on to portray Genie in July 2017, and later that month Massoud and Scott were confirmed for the two lead roles. Principal photography began that September at Longcross Studios in Surrey, England, also filming in the Wadi Rum Desert in Jordan, and lasted until January 2018. The film also pays tribute to Robin Williams, who voiced Genie in the animated feature and died in 2014.

Aladdin was theatrically released in the United States on May 24, 2019. The film received mixed reviews from critics; many praised the performances of Massoud, Smith, and Scott, the costumes, and the musical numbers, while others criticized Ritchie's direction, the pacing and the CGI effects. The changes made to the original film also divided critics, mainly in Jafar's character and portrayal. In contrast, the film received a much more positive reception from audiences polled by CinemaScore and PostTrak.

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