'Aladdin' Review: Will Smith Stars As The Genie Aladdin is the latest Disney live-action remake of an animated classic. The 1992 original starred Robin Williams as the genie, and this time it's Will Smith. The genie is still blue and there's still a mischievous monkey. But director Guy Ritchie has some ideas of his own, too.
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A New 'Aladdin' Gets Caught In Its Own History

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A New 'Aladdin' Gets Caught In Its Own History

A New 'Aladdin' Gets Caught In Its Own History

A New 'Aladdin' Gets Caught In Its Own History

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Aladdin (Mena Massoud) and Genie (Will Smith) in Disney's live-action Aladdin, directed by Guy Ritchie. Daniel Smith/Disney Enterprises, Inc. hide caption

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Aladdin is the latest Disney live-action remake of an animated classic. The 1992 original starred Robin Williams as the genie, and this time it's Will Smith. The genie is still blue and there's still a mischievous monkey. But director Guy Ritchie has some ideas of his own, too.

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