While it kept most of the feel of the animated version, it was definitely it's own movie! I loved it! I'm certainly glad we didn't listen to the critics that complained about "rap music" which wasn't IN the movie, just in the credits, and "Jasmine is too prominent, or strong". . . And she should be! She is the goal of Aladdin all along. If she were a meek lamb, he wouldn't have ever met her. I wasn't sure Will Smith could pull off the Genie, but he did! Awesome job to the cast! Effects were great and the story, perfect!