Disney's latest live-action remake of one of its beloved animated classics, Aladdin, doesn't appear to be connecting with critics the way the House of Mouse had hoped.
At the time of this writing, Aladdin sits at a Rotten 59 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, with 81 reviews already logged.
Aladdin, of course, is just the latest of Disney's live-action remakes to face less-than-stellar early reviews. In fact, in March, Tim Burton's Dumbo received an initial Rotten Tomatoes score of 48 percent.
Nevertheless, Aladdin is receiving some positive buzz on social media. That being said, it will be interesting to see how the film fares in the Audience Score section once it's released in theaters. And as for Disney, the studio will inevitably be focusing on its box office performance above all else.
Directed by Guy Ritchie, Aladdin stars Mena Massoud as Aladdin, Will Smith as Genie, Naomi Scott as Princess Jasmine, Marwan Kenzari as Jafar, Navid Negahban as the Sultan of Agrabah, Billy Magnussen as new character Prince Anders, and Frank Welker and Alan Tudyk as the voices of Abu and Iago, respectively. The film opens in theaters on May 24.