Shining, shimmering, splendid new Aladdin

The live-action adaptation of the 1992 Disney animated movie is free of offensive remarks without sacrificing fun

In Aladdin, Mena Massoud (far left) plays the titular character, while Will Smith plays the genie.
In Aladdin, Mena Massoud (left) plays the titular character, while Will Smith plays the genie.PHOTO: THE WALT DISNEY COMPANY

ALADDIN (PG)

128 minutes/Opens today/3.5 stars

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 23, 2019, with the headline 'Shining, shimmering, splendid new Aladdin'. Print Edition | Subscribe