Seeing and Believing 202 | Guy Ritchie’s Aladdin and Olivia Wilde’s Booksmart
With Disney’s new Aladdin remake recently making waves at the box office, a lot of people are wishing for a Seeing & Believing review. Your wish is our command! Wade and Kevin explore the latest live-action remake of a beloved Disney classic to see how it measures up, both as a successor to the animated original and as a standalone film in its own right. Then the guys turn their attention to a film that is decidedly less family-friendly: the raunchy high school comedy Booksmart, Olivia Wilde’s feature-film directing debut. Starring two promising young actresses in the form of Lady Bird‘s Beanie Feldstein and Short Term 12‘s Kaitlyn Dever, Booksmart aims to misbehave. How well does it succeed?
Music interlude by Ashton Jenicek, “Know.” and Lee Rosevere, “Not My Problem” Used under Creative Commons license 3.0.
Theme music by Alexander Osborn and Lindsey Mysse. Used under Creative Commons license 3.0.