Friday, 14 August 2015

Film Review | Aladdin

Hello lovelies
So this week marked one year since the world lost an incredible actor and comedian. That's why as tribute, I'm reviewing one of my favourite robin Williams films. I love Aladdin and the genie has to be one of my favourite characters.  As most of you know, I am a little bit of a Disney addict. I love Aladdin so much as it has some very strong lessons for children in it.

Here's what it says online about Aladdin "Aladdin is a street-urchin who lives in a large and busy town long ago with his faithful monkey friend Abu. When Princess Jasmine gets tired of being forced to remain in the palace that overlooks the city, she sneaks out to the marketplace, where she accidentally meets Aladdin. Under the orders of the evil Jafar (the sultan's advisor), Aladdin is thrown in jail and becomes caught up in Jafar's plot to rule the land with the aid of a mysterious lamp. Legend has it that only a person who is a "diamond in the rough" can retrieve the lamp from the Cave of Wonders. Aladdin might fit that description, but that's not enough to marry the princess, who must (by law) marry a prince.". 

This is one of my favourite Disney films for so many reasons. The main one is that Jasmine doesn't fall in love with a prince. She loves Aladdin the street rat who she first met. The whole prince act doesn't impress her much at first but I think she know that she has a connection with him that she had when they first met. I also love the fact that it tackles the situation of arranged marriage. Jasmine is adamant that she doesn't want an arranged marriage and she doesn't want to have to marry someone just to be queen. She wants to marry for love, not a title and the throne.

The soundtrack to Aladdin is also just so amazing. The songs are really catchy and my favourite's have to be a whole new world and friend like me. These are just two of the greatest Disney songs there are and I don't think they will ever get old.

I feel like the only thing about Aladdin that I don't like is the scene where jafar is the master of the genie and the lamp. I think this is still a little scary for me now and I used to get a little scared when I was younger. I hate the genie jafar becomes because he is just monstrous and shows what not to do if you are the universes most powerful genie.

I think jasmine is such a strong female character in the Disney franchise. She stands up for what she believes in and I think she knows who she is and she doesn't follow tradition. 

Do you love Aladdin? Who's your favourite character?

Lots of love,
Chloe xx

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