Jasmine is a princess living in a world where women can’t become leaders.
Her home is Agrabah, a kingdom ruled by her father, the Sultan. She wants to make a difference in the world. He simply wants her to get married.
“We must find you a husband,” he says.
But so far, they’ve failed. It seems she doesn’t like the selection, which consists of quirky princes from other kingdoms.
Then she meets someone she loves. His name is Aladdin. He’s witty. He’s outgoing. He’s charming. He loves her for who she is, and not for the title she holds.
Oh yeah, he’s also a street urchin who makes a living by stealing, but she doesn’t care. She’s in love.
Disney’s live-action movie Aladdin (PG) opens this weekend, starring Naomi Scott as Jasmine, Mena Massoud as Aladdin, and Will Smith as Genie.
Just like the 1992 Oscar-winning animated film, the new version follows the forbidden romance between Aladdin and Jasmine -- two people who are told they cannot marry because of their differences in wealth, power and status. Aladdin’s fortune changes when he encounters a Genie who grants him three wishes.
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