I mean it veers more on b grade but it does have a story & really it's the acting that lets this one down.
Interesting also as this is a prime example of early CGI through out the film, since the technology was so new the visual effects are now very dated.
It's a simple film that's really going to appeal to 8-10 years old & Shaq's acting is better than Michael Jordan but that's not saying much.
Kazaam is too gritty and crime based to be a kids movie, too childish to be entertaining for anyone else.
It also features cheap-ass visuals, Incredibly fast pacing, ridiculous plot dynamics and a distinct lack of creativity, which I feel can largely be attributed to the poor direction given by Paul Michael Glaser.
Obviously Shaquille O'Neal cannot act for crap, but his role as a cult figure and hilarious commoditization is what makes him ideal for the role of Kazaam, and rarely there's a small laugh to be had.
But with Kazaam, the screenplay was probably written by a 5 year old who's watched every Disney movie and attempted to fuse the moral lessons with a loose rehash of the plot from Enemy of the State.
The cinematography is poor, as is the film editing and the ending with the final wish is was too illogical which is ironic because it's a movie about a rapping genie.
The few minor positives are that it's funny to say that you've actually seen this film because of the idea behind it, as well as a somewhat decent performance from young Francis Capra despite being stuck with awful material.
I guess i also enjoyed the uplifting ending, but it does nothing to change the poor quality of Kazaam one iota.