Aladdin is another live action remake from Disney of the 1992 animated version. It is a fun, family friendly movie, although younger children may find the cave of wonders scene and Jafar with his sorcery scary. This movie lends itself well to discussion about integrity and consequences for actions. This version also adds in a strong message of female empowerment in Jasmine.
Which of the characters did you like best? Why?
What feelings did you experience in this movie? Why?
What kind of role model is Jasmine?
Discuss the theme of consequences. What mistakes does Aladdin make through-out the movie? What are the consequences for those mistakes?
Discuss integrity. In what ways do the characters demonstrate integrity?
Discuss courage. How did you see courage displayed in the movie? What does it mean to be courageous?
Other themes to discuss: friendship, honesty, female stereotypes.