When I first saw the live action adaptation of Disney’s Aladdin, my brain was fixed on Princess Jasmine and her arc as a Disney Heroine. A spoiler alert warning if you have not seen the new adaptation of Aladdin yet. There will be a ton of spoilers when it comes to discussing a new film like Disney’s Aladdin.
There are three adaptations of Aladdin that you need to know about — disregarding the sequels of the animated adaptation: Disney Animation’s Aladdin (1992), Broadway’s Aladdin which premiered in 2014, and Guy Ritchie’s Aladdin (2019). In each three adaptation, Princess Jasmine has an everchanging storyline and purpose.
With the new adaptation, Princess Jasmine is more of an individual that a princess looking for love.
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