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