The problem with remaking classic movies is they always will be compared to the original.
Thus, even if a film is funny, entertaining and worthy of a solid grade, it will have its critics — simply because it didn’t rise to the level of the movie that came first.
That’s the only explanation for Disney’s live-action remake of Aladdin (PG) receiving ho-hum reviews from critics and teetering on a “rotten” score at the aggregator site RottenTomatoes.com.
It’s pretty good — according to the consensus among critics — but it’s not great. Or as the consensus summary at RottenTomatoes.com puts it,