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Not a Big Blue Debacle: ‘Aladdin’ Almost Works Thanks to a Great Cast—but a Miscast Jafar Brings It Down

Will Smith’s big blue Genie is the surprising highlight of the fair-to-middling Aladdin, the live-action remake of the Disney animated classic. Smith does just fine in the role the great Robin Williams voiced in 1992, and the character gets fleshed out in a manner that is genuinely moving at times—even if his blueness is perhaps […]