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By Bob Garver
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Movie Review: 'Aladdin'

 

Last updated 6/13/2019 at 10:48am

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The big question surrounding the new live-action remake of Disney's 1992 animated classic "Aladdin" is, can the iconic comedic performance that defined the original be replaced and still make the movie marvelously magical?

I'm sorry to say that the film doesn't pull it off. Alan Tudyk tries, but he falls short of Gilbert Gottfried in making Iago the parrot memorable. Fortunately, audiences have Will Smith as an excellent replacement for Robin Williams as the Genie to offset the disappointment.

Disney buffs already know the plot, but for those who don't: Arabian street-rat Aladdin, played...



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