I want to make it clear- I 사랑 THE MOVIE ALADDIN
, I 사랑 every character in it- except Aladdin. And finally, i'll tell 당신 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: 알라딘 sees 재스민 속, 재 스민 in the marketplace, falls for her, brings her back to his poor-boy hut, and together they have a 심장 to 심장 about how they feel trapped 의해 their situations. Although 재스민 속, 재 스민 doesn't explicitly state that she is a princess, she does hint that it's not an enjoyable life. "Oh sure, people who tell 당신 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 재스민 속, 재 스민 is about to 키스 거리 쥐 Aladdin.
Cut to 알라딘 dressed up as a Prince approaching the town. 재스민 속, 재 스민 is shown to be totally unimpressed 의해 the big parade, rolling her eyes and scoffing at its grandiosity. 알라딘 grins his cocky-boy grin and enters the castle, charming the Sultan immediately. After referring to 재스민 속, 재 스민 as a prize to be won, 재스민 속, 재 스민 overhears and angrily scorns them for treating her as such.
Cut to 알라딘 talking to the genie. The genie suggests 알라딘 BE HIMSELF. Aladdin's response?
"If 재스민 속, 재 스민 found out I was some crummy 거리 rat, she'd laugh at me." WHAT.
1. 당신 met 재스민 속, 재 스민 in the marketplace and SHE ALMOST KISSED 당신 WHEN SHE KNEW 당신 WERE A 거리 RAT, 당신 MORON. This means 알라딘 is just automatically assuming that because 재스민 속, 재 스민 is a princess, because of her royalty, she must be shallow and only want the finest of men. This is a shallow assumption for 알라딘 to make, and shows he didn't listen to a word 재스민 속, 재 스민 said 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 재스민 속, 재 스민 IS shallow and only wants rich, handsome men, why would Aladdin, the boy who wants to prove that there's so much 더 많이 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 알라딘 on the balcony with Jasmine. 알라딘 tries to act as smooth, confident 알라딘 who 재스민 속, 재 스민 doesn't care for- but wait! Does 재스민 속, 재 스민 recognize him as the 거리 쥐 from the marketplace?
알라딘 agrees with 재스민 속, 재 스민 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, 알라딘 whips out his magic carpet (no metaphor intended) and 재스민 속, 재 스민 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, 당신 have a magic carpet? Never mind, let me hop on that!"
Jasmine, after discovering this guy not only is lying to her, 연기 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, 더 많이 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 또는 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 연기 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, 알라딘 is being totally possessive and controlling of Jasmine.
During their scene in China, 재스민 속, 재 스민 finally tricks 알라딘 into revealing that he isn't who he's pretending to be- and he lies again
. APPARENTLY HE STILL HASN'T REMEMBERED 또는 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 당신 met"...Jasmine: *sighs sadly* "No, I guess not.") 알라딘 is clearly so self-absorbed he can't even pick up on what 재스민 속, 재 스민 wants. He just assumes and takes over.
Finally, let's cut to Prince Ali (Reprise).
재스민 속, 재 스민 finally discovers 알라딘 has been lying the whole time (revealed 의해 Jafar, although that scene confuses me; 알라딘 already lied and said he dressed up as a 거리 쥐 to escape palace life, so how would showing him in 거리 쥐 clothes reveal anything? Wouldn't 재스민 속, 재 스민 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 views and wants like everyone else, and to 상단, 맨 위로 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 알라딘 wants to. But he is the worst, as he does understand but acts the opposite, because of totally shallow views.
When 알라딘 returns to rescue them all, there's no conflict with 재스민 속, 재 스민 being upset at him, yelling at him for lying so many times, 또는 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, 또는 willing herself to believe them, regardless of the implications 또는 non-logic. She's turned into a weaker girl than any of the princesses at that point. What? 당신 lose major, MAJOR points for me there, Jas.
On 상단, 맨 위로 of all this, 알라딘 treats his 프렌즈 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 알라딘 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.
알라딘 is also so down on himself , the whole thing about him not being worthy of anyone
but then sings "There's so much 더 많이 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 의해 all of this if 알라딘 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." 당신 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 알라딘 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 알라딘 for all the things I named. Assumptions, being shallow, rude to his friends, but most of all- NEVER LEARNING HIS GODDAMN LESSON.
And 재스민 속, 재 스민 can't be in my 상단, 맨 위로 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.