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Does the 'Aladdin' live-action need a sequel?

Sequels. The public has a love-hate relationship with them. One half is all about the idea, the other simply cannot stand it. This is especially apparent when a film that has no prior indication of being part of a larger series is extended into multiple parts. Take, for example, Disney’s live-action remake of “Aladdin,” in which it was recently hinted a second movie may be in the works. Many Disney fans are thrilled while others think it's an unnecessary cash grab. What’s your opinion? 

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The “Aladdin” live-action remake was one of the most successful Disney live-actions to date, wracking in over a billion dollars in profits. This is not without good reason; people generally enjoyed the film. Although it didn’t diverge much from the original source material, 2019’s “Aladdin” held enough charm and stunning visual effects to captivate audiences worldwide. It's not like that billion was spent by people dragging their feet to the theater, you know.

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Although many of the Disney live-actions have been released to eyerolls galore, people are enthusiastically supporting the possibility of an “Aladdin” sequel. Some are even requesting it outright, along with other movies they’d like to see on screen.  

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Not to mention it won’t be just any old remake of a movie. The film is purportedly going to be based on the original animated film’s sequel—“The Return of Jafar”—which may have only gone direct to V.H.S. (remember those?), but bequeath upon us the beauty of having Iago front-and-center

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Unfortunately, Disney has yet to officially announce an upcoming “Aladdin” live-action sequel. They better soon, lest they want a Disney fan uprising. 

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Some people are not so thrilled about a potential “Aladdin” sequel. With concerns to reviews of the first one, many critics were not too impressed with what was seen as a flatter impersonation of a classic film. Readers will recognize this critique as the same one used against the “Lion King,” as well as virtually every other Disney live-action adaptation out there. 

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Similar to the idea of releasing a film that’s an extension of a show which ended on a perfectly good note, redoing a movie that’s as classic as “Aladdin” is completely unnecessary. It’s not like “A Star is Born,” which had three virtually forgotten versions before Lady Gaga ever twanged her way into it—it was epic and wonderful and still being appreciated by each upcoming generation. Why mess with it?

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Also, you know, bless Will Smith down to his fresh core, but Robin Williams as the Genie is, to quote Beyoncé, irreplaceable. Not that Smith didn’t bring his own type of verve to the screen, but, seriously, come on. 

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Disney needs to get its act together. It needs to make some new, awe-inspiring content and leave the already established good plots alone. Although maybe they should do Peter Parker a solid first. 

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