I want to make it clear- I প্রণয় THE MOVIE ALADDIN
, I প্রণয় every character in it- except Aladdin. And finally, i'll tell আপনি why.
I didn't really organize this well because I couldn't figure this out. Main issues- Aladdin's sexist/classicism assumptions, and Jasmine's hypocrisy
Scenario: আলাদীন sees জুঁই in the marketplace, falls for her, brings her back to his poor-boy hut, and together they have a হৃদয় to হৃদয় about how they feel trapped দ্বারা their situations. Although জুঁই doesn't explicitly state that she is a princess, she does hint that it's not an enjoyable life. "Oh sure, people who tell আপনি where to go, and how to dress..."
She discusses how she's getting forced to get married and how awful it is. They have a cute moment and nearly kiss, when they're broken up. Princess-in-disguise জুঁই is about to চুম্বন রাস্তা ইঁদুর Aladdin.
Cut to আলাদীন dressed up as a Prince approaching the town. জুঁই is shown to be totally unimpressed দ্বারা the big parade, rolling her eyes and scoffing at its grandiosity. আলাদীন grins his cocky-boy grin and enters the castle, charming the Sultan immediately. After referring to জুঁই as a prize to be won, জুঁই overhears and angrily scorns them for treating her as such.
Cut to আলাদীন talking to the genie. The genie suggests আলাদীন BE HIMSELF. Aladdin's response?
"If জুঁই found out I was some crummy রাস্তা rat, she'd laugh at me." WHAT.
1. আপনি met জুঁই in the marketplace and SHE ALMOST KISSED আপনি WHEN SHE KNEW আপনি WERE A রাস্তা RAT, আপনি MORON. This means আলাদীন is just automatically assuming that because জুঁই is a princess, because of her royalty, she must be shallow and only want the finest of men. This is a shallow assumption for আলাদীন to make, and shows he didn't listen to a word জুঁই ব্যক্ত while they were talking at his hut. Even though he knew her when he thought she was also poor, finding out she was a princess illogically and immediately changed his view on her.
2. If what he assumes is true, that জুঁই IS shallow and only wants rich, handsome men, why would Aladdin, the boy who wants to prove that there's so much আরো to him, degrade himself and act as an impostor just to win a girl he assumes has shallow morals? My only assumption is that because as he previously repeats in the movie, he thinks being rich will solve all his problems. I won't fault him for that, growing up poor all his life must really take his toll, but does he need to bring someone else down with him?
Cut to আলাদীন on the balcony with Jasmine. আলাদীন tries to act as smooth, confident আলাদীন who জুঁই doesn't care for- but wait! Does জুঁই recognize him as the রাস্তা ইঁদুর from the marketplace?
আলাদীন agrees with জুঁই when she says she is rich, the daughter of the sultan (not that he can dispute), and a 'fine prize for any prince to marry'. AGREES. And gives her the ol' up-down with his eyes. She spurns him once again for being SO materialistic and tells him to jump off a balcony, how DARE he be so shallow, like any other stuffed-shirt swaggering peacock she's met!
...Until, of course, আলাদীন whips out his magic carpet (no metaphor intended) and জুঁই instantly turns into the materialistic, shallow person that she's been insulting others for being this whole film.
"A liar who agrees that I am only a rich, hot prize to be won? GO JUMP OFF A BALCONY! Oh, আপনি have a magic carpet? Never mind, let me hop on that!"
Jasmine, after discovering this guy not only is lying to her, অভিনয় totally cocky and shallow, but also is trying to win her over with material items (as she was so unimpressed with a giant parade with many other, আরো impressive magical items) rightfully and admirably spurns him, until he literally scrapes the bottom of the barrel and doesn't even try to win her over with words অথবা apology, just pulls out his flying machine and wow, she is charmed. AND at this point she should realize, if she suspects that he is the boy from the marketplace, that he is অভিনয় EXACTLY the opposite of what she wants, even as she EXPRESSED to him, which should lead her to the conclusion that not only is she shallow but he was feigning interest/didn't care.
I won't dive too much into the 'A Whole New World' scene but I will say that there, আলাদীন is being totally possessive and controlling of Jasmine.
During their scene in China, জুঁই finally tricks আলাদীন into revealing that he isn't who he's pretending to be- and he lies again
. APPARENTLY HE STILL HASN'T REMEMBERED অথবা PICKED UP ON THE FACT THAT SHE REALLY LOVED THE BOY FROM THE MARKETPLACE, EVEN THOUGH SHE ACTS TOTALLY DISAPPOINTED WHEN HE LIES AND SAYS THAT IT WASN'T HIM. ("I even send servants to go to the marketplace for my servants! It couldn't have been me আপনি met"...Jasmine: *sighs sadly* "No, I guess not.") আলাদীন is clearly so self-absorbed he can't even pick up on what জুঁই wants. He just assumes and takes over.
Finally, let's cut to Prince Ali (Reprise).
জুঁই finally discovers আলাদীন has been lying the whole time (revealed দ্বারা Jafar, although that scene confuses me; আলাদীন already lied and ব্যক্ত he dressed up as a রাস্তা ইঁদুর to escape palace life, so how would প্রদর্শিত হচ্ছে him in রাস্তা ইঁদুর clothes reveal anything? Wouldn't জুঁই just see the clothes as his disguise clothes? but I digress.. ) So now (somehow) she REALLY knows that he really is poor, and that he's been nonstop lying to her this whole time, as well as totally ignoring her মতামত and wants like everyone else, and to শীর্ষ it all off, he already KNEW what she wanted (freedom and someone to understand her and not assume things about her), and should understand perfectly as that's what আলাদীন wants to. But he is the worst, as he does understand but acts the opposite, because of totally shallow views.
When আলাদীন returns to rescue them all, there's no conflict with জুঁই being upset at him, yelling at him for lying so many times, অথবা most preferably, getting fed up at him being so shallow, a liar, and basically treating her like crap. Instead, she just immediately welcomes him back and it's like nothing happened. There's no inner conflict, no attitude, she's just excited to see him and it's as if this girl who supposedly is supposed to not be pray to horrible men just keeps falling for his lies, অথবা willing herself to believe them, regardless of the implications অথবা non-logic. She's turned into a weaker girl than any of the princesses at that point. What? আপনি lose major, MAJOR points for me there, Jas.
On শীর্ষ of all this, আলাদীন treats his বন্ধু like crap. He takes total advantage of Abu (who can be a pain but that's no reason to be rude), AND especially Genie, who shows nothing but kindness to Aladdin, and to who আলাদীন keeps abusing and taking advantage of. Whenever anyone, especially the Genie, tries to offer him advice, he yells/snaps at them ("Buzz off!") and acts incredibly self-absorbed.
আলাদীন is also so down on himself , the whole thing about him not being worthy of anyone
but then sings "There's so much আরো to me" and says "I'm not worthless!". Its like he's both trying to prove himself, but he's self-pitying when it's convenient for him. He always wants to be the victim.
I wouldn't be so bothered দ্বারা all of this if আলাদীন had changed in the end, but he didn't. He's still the same Aladdin. He never apologizes for his actions, except fleetingly, and to Abu
, ("I'm sorry Abu, this is all my fault, I've gotta go back and set things straight.") when he should be apologizing to Genie & Jasmine. His transformation is condensed to one sentence- "I gotta stop trying to be something I'm not." আপনি never see any REAL transformation. And in the sequels & the TV shows he continues to boss Genie around and lie and lie again and again and again
, apologizes everytime, and goes back to lying again. The cycle is this:
Jasmine: *gets upset*
Aladdin: *depressed and says sorry*
Jasmine: *forgives him*
And the cycle repeats. Over and over. I'm neutral towards/ dislike আলাদীন in the first movie, but in the sequels I honestly hate him. I won't get into discussing how he's so much worse in the sequels, but let's just say 'Out of Thin Air' has to be one of the most condescending and disrespectful things Aladdin's ever said/sang, although I like the song.
I can't forgive আলাদীন for all the things I named. Assumptions, being shallow, rude to his friends, but most of all- NEVER LEARNING HIS GODDAMN LESSON.
And জুঁই can't be in my শীর্ষ 3. I love
her attitude, probably the thing she gets criticized most for and is actually the best part about her, but her actions I find hypocritical and weak.
And that's why I don't like Aladdin.