So I watched the Aladdin remake from Disney over the weekend. The production quality was very good, and most of the acting/script was reasonable; there were only a few parts I found cringe-worthy.
I think they made it into a movie that is unsuitable for children however. 1 Corinthians 15:33 says, “Do not be deceived: “Bad company ruins good morals.” It is important for parents to safeguard young children from immoral influences.
For example, I would never recommend the Disney movie, “Enchanted”, for children, or even adult women. The plot of this movie has a young woman accept a marriage proposal for one man. She then encounters a second man, and apparently falls in love with the second instead; by the end of the movie she makes the empowered decision to break her commitment to the first man, and marry the second.
And as an added bonus of disloyalty, this second man ditches the woman he had been pursuing when he met our heroine, so he could marry the first man’s fiance. And you thought Disney films were family-friendly.
This Aladdin remake had several spots promoting the feminist goals of female-leadership, at the national level. She wants to be the next Sultan (basically king). And by the end of the movie, she has of course become Sultan.
I thought they were also going to have her be the one to figure out how to get rid of the vizier. On this point I was wrong. I think this plot-point was saved by the remake’s adherence to the original movie’s plot line.
Sad thing is, with only about two minutes’ worth of script changes, I could agree this is a film worthy for their intended audience. Instead they chose to serve feminists. Not sure how many extra tickets they sold due to this choice. I think they ruined the film project however, for any parent that wants to raise their daughters to become good women, instead of attempting, and failing, to become good men.