I am not too proud to admit that I am still a fan of Disney classic movies. Give me the chance to go to Disney World (specifically, Magic Kingdom) and I might never come back.
My favorite Disney film of all time has to be Aladdin (1992), for a couple of reasons. The street-smart nomad wants what we all want: love and livelihood. Is that really so bad? This makes him one of the most relatable characters in the Disney character franchise, but the main reason I love this movie so much is because of what it teaches the audience. Below, some practical lessons we can take away from this movie.
- Pretending to be a prince to impress the sultan can actually work out in the end.
- In fact, lying your whole way through the course of a movie to get what you want can have its benefits, even when the princess figures out you are lying after taking her on a magic carpet ride.
- But really, do not pretend to be someone you are not. Like Jasmine, most people can see through phony acts. You just need to believe in yourself and do what you do.
- Despite these things, Aladdin genuinely has a good heart.
- Jafar is the most awesome Disney villain by far.
- His mouthy sidekick, Iago, is hilarious.
- Do not touch anything in the Cave of Wonders besides the lamp.
- The beauty of VHS is that you can stop a movie, put it on the shelf, and come back 10 years later and pick up right where you left off. That’s love.