FREE CHRISTIAN REPRINT ARTICLES
Christian Articles for All of your Publishing Needs!
LIKE US
Translate this Page Here








HOME
Free Daily Devotional
and Verse for Your
Website or Blog

FOR WRITERS

Member Login
Submit Articles
Manage Articles
Writer Benefits
Author Terms
Writer Help
More Writer Help
FOR READERS

Recent Articles
Browse Articles
Search Articles
Search Writers
FOR PUBLISHERS

Ezines / Email Alerts
Manage Subscriptions
Terms of Service
MORE ARTICLES
ON OUR MAIN SITE










Word Count: 299 Use Article For Free Send Article To Friend Print Article

Aladdin (1992): A Movie Review
by   
6/23/2011 / Entertainment


I think most of this film's reviewers have all got it wrong.

Yes, Robin Williams' comedic genius is marvelously on display. Yes, the animators who kept up with Williams' rapid-fire antics and those who animated the adorable magic carpet all deserve the mountains of praise they received. Yes, Princess Jasmine was anachronistic (not portrayed accurately according to the times and traditions of the film). But was it a 'will the boy get the girl' film? I don't think so.

Aladdin, himself, asks the greatest question of the story: Will anyone ever see that I'm so much more than just some street rat?

The answer is given by the sultan at the end of the film: "Today, you have demonstrated your worth." Aladdin was even qualified to be sultan!

What positive traits did Aladdin demonstrate that set him apart from the other characters in the story? Perseverance, gentleness, compassion, patience, kindness, ingenuity, common sense, gratitude, sincerity, principle, and acknowledgment of the worth of other people in both lower and higher classes than himself. And once his question had been answered and someone had seen he was more than just a street rat, he responded with modesty, humility, and joy.

Okay, yes, he was a liar and a thief. There would be no story without that. All good stories take the hero on a progression, usually a successful progression through something they must learn to win the prize at story's end (in this case the prize being Princess Jasmine). Aladdin's progression started with thieving for physical survival. By story's end he had learned the importance of honesty and integrity, even when he knew it might cost him the girl he loved. "The diamond in the rough" had begun to be polished--and isn't that something we all long for?
# # #

(c) 2011 Christine Hunt.

For over 35 years, Christine Hunt has been Bible teacher and storyteller, worship leader and home educator, writer, editor, publisher, and film reviewer at www.GoodNewsFilmReviews.com.

Learn story structure & God's place for story at www.YouAreWhatYouSee.com.


Article Source: http://www.faithwriters.com-CHRISTIAN WRITERS
If you died today, are you absolutely certain that you would go to heaven? You can be! Click here and TRUST JESUS NOW

Read more articles by   

Like reading Christian Articles? Check out some more options. Read articles in Main Site Articles, Most Read Articles or our highly acclaimed Challenge Articles. Read Great New Release Christian Books for FREE in our Free Reads for Reviews Program. Or enter a keyword for a topic in the search box to search our articles.






HTML Guestbook is loading comments...



JOIN US at FaithWriters for Free. Grow as a Writer and Spread the Gospel.


The opinions expressed by authors do not necessarily reflect the opinion of FaithWriters.com.

Hire a Christian Writer, Christian Writer Wanted, Christian Writer Needed, Christian Content Needed
Find a Christian Editor, Hire a Christian Editor, Christian Editor, Find a Christian Writer



Main FaithWriters Site | Acceptable Use Policy

By using this site you agree to our Acceptable Use Policy .

© FaithWriters.com. All rights reserved.


FaithWriters.com Free Reprint Articles - Your place for Christian articles, Christian poems, Christian stories and much more.