Yes, “Aladdin” knows parkour.
And no, Will Smith is not Middle Eastern in any way, shape or form.
Funny? Yes he is. Not Robin Williams funny, but flip and the timing is there.
The leads are as bland as ever, animated or live action. Mena Massoud and Naomi Scott are the co-stars, because really, this is all about the genie.
If I was Disney, I wouldn’t be flinging “A Whole New World” away in the the first trailer. Already sick of it, it’s over-exposed in that “Let It Go” way. Why not keep it out of earshot until the movie opens?
May 24, we’ll see how this lush, action-packed Guy Ritchie version works out.