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FAMILY FUN FLICKS 1
ALADDIN: THE RETURN OF JAFAR (1994)
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Directed By:
Toby Shelton
Tad Stones
Alan Zaslove

Starring:
Jonathan Freeman, Gilbert Gottfried, Linda Larkin, Jonathan Freeman, Frank Welker, Jason Alexander and Dan Castellaneta (Homer from the Simpsons) as Genie

Not Rated
Genre: Family Fantasy
Format Used: My Own DVD
Contains: Mild Violence

Also Known As:
Aladdin 2

THE PLOT:

Aladdin and Jasmine are engaged and when Al battles ruthless thieves that steal from the needy, Iago digs himself and the black lamp out of the ruins of the cave of wonders.

Iago and Jafar has a falling out. Iago meets Al, Iago tries to worm his way into Aladdin's heart by telling him that he changed for the good but old bad feelings reel up until Iago accidently saves Al from the ruthless thieves, quite by accident I assure you.

Genie also arrives back in town, visiting all over time and space in one hell of a vacation, he comes home to be with his friends.

But now Al is torn, has Iago change and as they begin to bond, Iago begins to feel bad. But the now defunked leader of the thieves Abiz Mal finds Jafar's lamp where Iago dumped it.

Free, Jafar makes plan on getting rebenge on the Aladdin. Now with the power of a genie and his newest enemy at his side, can the combo of Jafar and new sidekick Abiz Mal be stopped or are our heroes doomed to utter destruction?

ZEDD'S OPINION:

This was the pilot to the TV series that started that year which I watched religiously. One thing I liked about it is that they weren't afraid to say the "K" word. That's right, a Genie can't "KILL" anyone, not obliderate, not destroy, and none of the other words most cartoons use instead of kill. Kids are as dumb as we were. Even I knew what killed meant. It's time American Cartoons were more like Anime and maybe they'd be less Kids commiting murders, what's the murder rate for kids in Japan, very low. Why, they get their aggressions out in the cartoons and anime. I think all this psycho babble is just propaganda and a piss poor excuse to control our kids. As for THE RETURN OF JAFAR, I give it....10 STARS

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VOLTRON'S OPINION:

I agree with Zedd and all he said about Cartoons. I kind of missed Robin Williams. But the guy that plays Homer on the Simpsons did a great job. Juggling two series. As you know the Simpsons started during this time period. Anyway, I understand why Robin wasn't in it. Disney made a promise not to plaster Genie's face all over a bunch of crappy merendise and broke that promise, so he refused to do the second movie and since he was any contract to do the second movie it is his right to refuse, I would. If they did that to me. Anyway, a good movie and they found someone to fill his shoes, not replace him....I GIVE IT..10 STARS as well.

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ON THE POSSITIVE SIDE (+ HITS):

+ FUN (A fun heart felt sequel that gives the message of the second chance.)
+ FUNNY (Great funny movie)
+ CAST (It's good to have most of the cast from the first movie.)
+ STORY (I'm glad they continued the story where the first one ended.)
+ NEW VILLAIN (Introducing a new villian is cool.)
+ KILL (Not any of the other words used to in place of kill. Why we treat kids like idoits in this country is beyond me and we're suprised when they become idoits.)

ON THE NEGATIVE SIDE (- MISSES):

- PTA (The PTA should be ashamed of themselves, it's there fault we treat kids like morons and Teachers are the one that's suppose to be teaching them. What's that got to do with the movie, nothing. I just needed to say it.)
- TOO SHORT (At around 69 minutes, it a tad short.)

AND FINALLY....

- NO ROBIN WILLIAMS (I can understand why, but it still wasn't quite the same without him.)

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