i haven't seen the original so I can't really compare the two, but wow this was not it. will smith's charm carries the film and I was never bored but never dazzled or wowed either. the film doesn't bring anything new to the table, and whilst it's fun, it's void of any real depth and leaves you wanting so much more.
all the songs sound flat and even the big ones don't have the emotional resonance that I think the filmmakers expected them too, some of the editing is plain awful. get me off this Disney train please.