Disney’s New ‘Aladdin’ Trailer Finally Gives a First Look at Will Smith as the Genie
We’re suckers for Disney’s animated movies. We’ve seen almost all of them. Let’s be honest, a lot of them play on repeat in our home because kids. If you have kids, you probably understand.
The latest movie that we’re excited about is Disney’s “Aladdin”. In case you don’t already know, Disney is in fact releasing a live action version of “Aladdin” that’s set to hit theaters on May 24, 2019.
Not a lot was known about what the movie would look like before the Grammys this past weekend. If you were watching, you were among the first to see a new trailer for the movie.
The trailer gives a sneak peak at the world of “Aladdin”, and we must say, it looks spectacular, but what we most wanted a glimpse at was the Genie. While the Genie in the animated movie was voiced by Robin Williams, the CGI Genie in the 2019 film is played by Will Smith.
You know the Genie from the animated version of “Aladdin”. He’s literally larger than life and full of energy. He dances and sings and does spectacular things. More than anything else though, when we think of the Genie, we think blue.
He has to be blue, right? Otherwise, he just wouldn’t be the same Genie.
We had to wait until the very end of the trailer. We almost didn’t think they were going to show us the Genie at all. But, then, there was blue smoke coming up from the magic lamp.
No worries, folks, the Genie is blue. No complaints there. It’s also Will Smith’s face. But, the comments on the video are showing a lot of dislike for this version of the Genie.
One commenter wrote, “Genie looks like that blueberry girl from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.”
Another comment reads, “Will Smith as the Genie ruined it! Nothing against him, but I won’t be able to watch the movie without thinking ‘that’s will smith’ every 5 seconds (he has too much of a well-defined personna). Maybe if the CGI would’ve been better….it might’ve been different.”
Yet another commenter adds, “Robin Williams turning in his grave..”
Watch the full trailer for yourself below.
What do you think of this sneak peak of “Aladdin”? Do you think Disney did a good job with this version of the Genie?