84 - Aladdin (1992)

Filled with more plotholes than a David Lynch movie and featuring a Robin Williams performance that’s so over the top your kids will be driving you crazy quoting it for months, Disney’s original ALADDIN fails at recognizing Jaffar as its true hero. If only that was its only problem. Listen to Alex and Julio deconstruct the flimsiest story ever released by That Company Which Owns Everything and cross your fingers that Guy Ritchie’s live-action remake finally gets it right!

Also: stick around after the end credits for an unexpected super long digression about the aforementioned remake, Alex’s feelings about the film industry, Julio’s feelings about Game of Thrones and online toxicity and my god, we went on for 18 minutes. That’s why it’s stuck at the very end of the episode.

PHOTO: One of these two doesn’t brush his teeth very day.

PHOTO: One of these two doesn’t brush his teeth very day.


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01:23:18 - 01:26:18 The Contrarians’ Summer Road Trip

01:26:19 - 01:31:59 Plugs and bye-byes

01:32:29 - 01:50:40 Super digression about the new Aladdin, remakes and online toxicity


- Alex happily reports that THE SLAMMIN’ SALMON is a fun fluffy way to spend 90 minutes.

- Julio is enjoying his return to Terry Pratchett’s DISCWORLD.

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Up next, we start The Contrarians’ Summer Road Trip! First stop: THE GUILT TRIP. Until then, let us know how you feel about ALADDIN! Are you excited about the live-action remake? Are you turned off by Jaffar’s accent? Could you do better if you found the lamp? E-mail us at wearethecontrarians@gmail.com or tweet at us or facebook us and share your thoughts!