Genie in a lamp is about to grant wishes to the box-office again. Smith and not Sons.
From the studio that’s one half Superhero investments and other half reviving old animation classics into live-action comes another dazzling adventure from Agraba, a tale about love, the old school princess and the pauper style, Aladin. Since the first look, we have been curious about one thing, who comes out of the lamp. We knew it’s Will Smith. We knew he will be Blue, but the half body half smoke was freaky. The Fresh Prince will portray the genie from the lamp, who will grant wishes to the makers at the Box-office. Let’s be real he is the reason and Guy Ritchie. We have to wait for the movie to be surprised by the rest. Really looking forward to Abu, the Carpet and Iago. The 1992 version still remains nostalgic in memory, largely again due to Genie, voiced by the late Robin Williams and Iago voice by Gilbert Gottfried.
At the heart Aladdin was a love story about an Urchin who dreams to be rich, marry a princess and live a life of riches. The End. But fate and fictional liberty always serve a twist. This story had a Jaffer, the evil magician, with a similar ulterior motive as Aladdin to rule the whole of Agrabah and marry the princess. So we can say that these two were the two sides of the same coin in a story which was about love in the midst of adventure, betrayal, magical fantasy, and carpet rides. and a genie that grants wishes. It’s just like time travel. Except for this time, quantum theory would not work, only good old fashioned fantasy from the Arabian Nights work. As a kid growing you would love to have the magic lamp which holds the genie, who must grant wishes to not be slaved yet be enslaved by the owner of the lamp. Jaffer seeks it for power. Aladdin wants to change his luck. Now how many of us have found ourselves thinking Jaffer or maybe even the Urchin for a change. We all want to get rich not trying hard, and the rest should work as we planned in our fantasy lives.
There was another version of this old classic with a modern retelling and a familiar place from Italy, Bud Spencer. One half of the famous Terence Hill-Bud Spencer duo (more about that later). Now this version of Aladdin not much like Kazam, was really good, but you have to be Bud Spencer fan to appreciate the humor. But you will definitely connect with Al Haddin, the boy who finds the lamp. His cheesy fantasies of the good are what we call, existing out of the world of Arabian Literature. Real World problems, and out of this world solutions, like wishing for the Rolls Royce with an invisible driver, (Probably the first idea incepting the driverless car) and later the car flies. I also like the part when Genie (Bud Spencer) says “Two hundred years without work, very long time”. Imagine a few months of unemployment today. I like this one because it cuts to the point and gets to chase once the titles finish rolling.
We can only hope May is a good season for wishes. Especially the one Aladdin is about to make in 2019.