Can Disney's "Aladdin" live up to the original's legacy?
By this point, some have likely made up their minds about Disney's upcoming Aladdin remake. Nostalgia is a powerful tool in that sense, and the beloved animated original is heralded by many fans as a Top Five Disney film. Clearly, the bar is high, and while Beauty And The Beast served as an admirable homage to the original's legacy, the recent Dumbo appears to have had the adverse effect. Where will Aladdin shake-up, once all the dust settles? The jury is still out on that one, though some new footage has emerged to sway your opinion in a favorable direction.
While brief, the clip seems to take a more action-oriented approach, drawing back to some of director Guy Ritchie's earlier flicks. Remember, prior to being tapped for Al, the man has helmed movies like Lock Stock And Two Smoking Barrels, Snatch, Sherlock Holmes, and the messy yet action-packed King Arthur. While the decision raised a few eyebrows at first, perhaps Aladdin might benefit from an action-savvy director; after all, the OG certainly had no shortage of elaborate setpieces.
Check out the clip now, and see for yourself. Do you think this one will live up to the hype?