Can you hear that? That low, grinding noise that signifies the agonizing passing of time? It's probably because next month marks twenty years
since the release of Disney's Aladdin
. That's right– you're old!
Looking back at Aladdin
, there's a lot of themes that aren't exactly PG. In fact if Aladdin
had been live action, it probably would have won Best Picture and starred Gary Oldman and Meryl Streep.
Here are ten themes that prove that Aladdin should be an adult film:
Racial tension in the Middle East
"Where they cut off your ear if they don't like your face".
Jafar lies to Jasmine and says that Aladdin has been "executed". And everyone is all, "yeah that's sad, but fair enough. He did steal a loaf of bread, the most valuable substance in Agrabah".
We don't know why Aladdin is a "street rat", he's not the only one. DUDE CANNOT EVEN AFFORD A SHIRT. Lucky he has rippling abs/ a cumberbund.
Slavery, it's someone else's problem
The Genie is enslaved by the lamp. Aladdin learns this, commiserates with him and then says "Grant my wishes muthafugger".
We're all thinking it.
Murder is so commonplace in Agrabah, that no one even bats an eyelid when the King's soldiers are chasing people through the village with giant-ass knives. A dude eats eaten by a cave lion
and Jafar is like "Right, who else can I kill in imaginative ways?". If you're not a diamond in the rough shit can get dangerous.
Princess Jasmine is a sex slave.
So you can't afford a house, but you can afford a highly trained monkey who steals from small business owners? Sure Aladdin. Sure.
Arranged marriages to much older men
Because it's the "law".
Mile high club
There is no way that Jasmine and Aladdin did not bone on that magic carpet. A whole new world indeed!