Sequels seldom live up to the original film, but this second direct-to-video follow-up to Disney's theatrical ALADDIN (1996) doesn't tarnish the good will
built by its predecessors. Poised to wed Princess Jasmine (Linda Larkin), reformed street punk Aladdin (Scott Weinger) wonders whether he's worthy of royalty. Aladdin has always idealized his absentee dad and decides to learn more about his heritage; this would have been the moment for the Blue Genie (Robin Williams) to step up and remind his master to be careful what you wish for, but he fails to do so. Meanwhile, the notorious 40 Thieves intend to crash the ceremony and steal priceless magic scepter that houses ...