Surprisingly well crafted and modernized. I enjoyed the feminist brushstrokes and was not bothered by many of the changes from the original script. Was worried about the unknowns playing the leads when it was announced but these two actors were wonderful. Great chemistry and emotion.
Happy that Menken came back to write the additional songs. Jasmine’s new soliloquies were a nice attempt and a welcomed addition that we didn’t get in the original, but they lacked the depth and substance. The first one was short and shallow.
Will Smith was fun and entertaining. It was wild to see a lot of the sets, sequences, and costumes come to life. Prince Ali song was phenomenal. Probably watch again on + 1 day.