- Oct 26, 2017
Offensively boring compared to the original.
Williams is not a better singer than Smith. Listen again to the original Prince Ali, they cover his lines heavily with background singers to cover for his lack of singing range.
Yeah I felt that way about the Beauty and the Beast songs too. I thought it might be because actors can’t move as fast as animations. And because my nostalgia is informing me of the “real” tempo of the song, it feels even slower.
Wow, that really does improve it. The other issues are still there (autotune, bad singing), but they're mitigated by the increased tempo and it has the energy that everyone here says is lacking.
This is a fair point in favor of the remake. I just wish it had more going on!One thing that this new "Prince Ali" does better than the original: The new "Prince Ali" is more vibrant and colorful.
I didn't like the original's color palette much, with the drab yellows and browns. I'm glad they made it more colorful and vibrant this time around. That's how a festival should be.
Yeah it still has problems but I can’t believe how just going a bit faster makes it so much better . Crazy
It isn't a slower tempo. It's the original film's tempo.
I was curious, but going directly from one to the other I do think the clip is still slightly slower. It's not helped by the heavy drumbeat, which gives it a more leisurely feel -- the percussion is actually pretty light in the original, which means that the jaunty backing horns provide most of the feel of the tempo. I think that even after the first couple verses the tempo's increased in the original, too (I'd say we've got like an extra 10-15 BPM by the time we get to 'adjust your veil and prepare' from the first 'ali ababwa' but I haven't timed it out to compare) -- and Williams madcap antics are definitely trying to push the tempo even before everything picks up.
You mean you don’t like the tried and true “that lyric has swords in it how about he takes out some swords while he says the line?” approach?
Disney's Genie having an accent just seems antithetical to the character. Like Robin Williams version he's supposed to be a cosmic being out of time. All the contemporary references he makes would sound weird if he tried to sound more authentic to the region/time period.
Okay, well imagine the cartoon Aladdin movie having everybody speak with a fake accent.Disney's Genie having an accent just seems antithetical to the character. Like Robin Williams version he's supposed to be a cosmic being out of time. All the contemporary references he makes would sound weird if he tried to sound more authentic to the region/time period.
This is basically off-topic, but in general I prefer the way Aladdin does it. It's a massive pet peeve of mine when I hear characters speaking English with some thick accent when they're actually meant to be speaking a completely different language (like the Wakandans when they're in Wakanda). It's just dumb shit that makes no sense, there's zero reason to give them an accent.
It doesn't sound anything like the Broadway version.
Idk, I think people were gonna hate it regardless. There is some kind of backlash to the live action Disney flicks at least from what I see on here, even Lion King isn't safe, don't remember how Jungle Book was received here.
Jungle book was very well received by everyone dude. It holds a 90+% on RT as well. JB (and LK) looked amazing, Aladdin doesn’t.
I would think, hypothetically, it would be the opposite. More popularity = more people who want to see something. It's just Aladdin botched its execution pretty badly, but we'll see, maybe people turn out in spite of that.
Yeah you know what... Chris Tucker would have been awesome as Genie
Holy crap, watching it at 1.25 speed actually makes it much more decent!!!! LOLIt feels all over the place. And I just don't know how it got to this point considering the source material, the amazing cover songs on Disney's own We Love Disney YouTube channel, and the broadway musicals.
Also funnily, watching the video at 1.25x helps bring some energy back into the song. I don't know why they slowed the song down when it's meant to be very upbeat, festive. I mean, a prince is rolling into town looking to impress the princess of the sultan, you go big or go home. BPM is one thing though, it's still missing so much more.