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Cinematography is great and Efron has some moments. But its theme of finding your own voice is ironically undermined by its paint-by-numbers story structure.
We see some compelling ideas introduced, but never fully explored. All of the characters are essentially extensions of the lead's psyche, and have no depth other than to impact the main character.
The romantic subplot is just...unnecessary, and cheapens a lot of the themes the movie hopes to explore. Ultimately a frustrating film - as it introduces compelling ideas, but upon reflection, has nothing to say about any of them.
Worthwhile as part of the whole trilogy. Some resonant emotional moments - and once again Toothless is Toothless. But ultimately the least memorable and impactful of the three, and some themes are left unexplored
An absolutely winning fable. One of the best family-friendly animated films since the peak of the Disney Renaissance. Toothless makes your hearth melt every time he's on screen.
For much of the movie, it feels like a rehash of the plot of the second movie. However, the emotional beats it hits along the way feels fresh and brings the franchise to a satisfying, surprisingly mature conclusion.
The less you think about the original in comparison, the better this movie is.
They did make some story tweaks to Jasmine's character that worked for me, and Will Smith is absolutely excellent as the Genie. Its a colorful, beautifully shot film.
On the flip side, Aladdin (the character) is a flat nothing, and Jafar is a community theater-villain.
Want to revisit a tale from your childhood? Sure, it will probably work for you. But I wouldn't go out of your way and make time for this one.