Three wishes

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This photo shows all the main cast together with Jasmine, Aladdin and Abu on the magic carpet, and Genie following closely behind.

Sarah Thompson, Staff Writer

The hit Disney film Aladdin (1992) is an amazing movie that has warmed my heart. With just the idea a thief falling in love with a troubled princess, who wouldn’t love the movie? This movie takes the idea of a genie, and places it in the hands of a small-time thief, and despite being able to wish for anything, he tries to win over a girl.

 

The movie starts with Aladdin stealing some bread, and after escaping the guards, he runs into two small children who are also starving and gives away his only food to them, showing just how kind of a fellow he is, despite his harsh upbringing. The movie has many funny scenes, especially with Princess Jasmine and her tiger, like when the tiger tries to eat the butts of other princes. Another funny scene is when Aladdin first meets Jasmine and she acts like Abu is the Sultan. The movie also has great musical numbers like “One Jump Ahead” and “Prince Ali.” Jasmine is one of the best Disney princesses, as despite being a typical ‘damsel in distress’ she still manages to help herself and be her own independent woman. She even refuses to marry, and despite it being back when women could be viewed as objects, she still goes off on Aladdin when he accidentally objectifies her.

 

And with the recent live action film, it has been getting a lot of attention, with new disputes about which film is superior. And surprisingly, the live action got roughly $8 million more than the original movie.

 

The movie is a great family film, and despite being around for a few decades now, it’s still just as good and popular. I would have to rate this movie a 9/10, as it’s got an amazing plot, and consistency between characters. And personally, I like the original Aladdin better than the live action.