Focus on the Family’s Plugged In recently gave a four out of five stars review for Disney’s new live-action ‘Aladdin’ remake, but added an important caveat that the movie features “evil sorcery,” among other inappropriate content.
Plugged In’s online review goes into more detail: “Genie’s called the most powerful being in the universe a couple of times (with no reference to where or how God might fit into that understanding of things), though the ultimate source of his power is never identified. … [In addition], the Sultan’s sorcerer hypnotizes and manipulates various characters with his magical, cobra-shaped staff … [and] uses his powers to imprison and physically torment others. He also says that he can kill someone with his abilities whenever he feels like it.”
The review does praise the film for elevating the value of truth and wisdom, but for believers, should that outweigh the magic and sorcery on display? Watch the review and let us know what you think in the comments.