Aladdin

On the one hand this is a completely superfluous exercise in brand-refreshing, copyright-extending, and merchandise-pumping by the Disney corporation.  Good fun though.  Will Smith met the challenge of playing a 3D version of Robin Williams’ iconic genie (without ever eclipsing, but at least he didn’t make a total pig of it), and Mena Massoud & Naomi Scott brought charismatic portrayals to Aladdin and Jasmine.  Watching this seemed to fit appropriately into my brainspace after 2 weeks of wandering around Sri Lanka with Edi and Imi belting out showtunes. 👍