radhika morabia’s review published on Letterboxd:
holy shirtballs I actually really liked this!!!
this version made a really solid choice by making the genie less of a character. mena & naomi are SO charming together and turn this movie into a great romantic comedy.
honestly, will smith is the worst part of this movie -- except for the bad CGI, of course.
naomi's solo song was a WEIRD choice as well. it seemed very disney channel and i had to make sure i wasn't watching lemonade mouth.
overall, this might be my favorite of the disney remakes? despite this also being my favorite disney movie in general. GOOD CHOICES WERE MADE.
also, still mad that naomi is indian but it's fine, i guess with the elephants and the tigers it kinda ...has always been... racist...