One of the classic adventures is reimagined – or rehashed – with an unabashed and boisterously Disneyesque treatment. It all starts quite well, and during the intro, in which we follow the young street kid Aladdin around town, that wanted sense of wonder is touched upon. Nice set decorations and cinematography encompasses Mena Massoud's charming rendition of the young would-be prince. But as the film moves into CGI territory, it gets noisier and more hung-up with itself and its own supposed grandness. The story itself is fine, the reinterpretation lacks inspiration. The reused songs are fine, the new ones are dull. And Naomi Scott's rendition of Jasmine is far too contemporary to be able to stand the test of time that will come. This is a classic story in a bit too obvious 2019 apparel.