A Whole New Trailer
Disney decided to make a comeback after their initial “Aladdin” teaser that made people question the upcoming live action remake of such a beloved film, largely due to Will Smith’s CGI-heavy portrayal of Genie. They released a full-length trailer today and this one goes into much more detail, developing on the main storyline between Mena Massoud’s Aladdin, Will Smith’s Genie, Naomi Scott’s Jasmine, and Marwan Kenzari’s Jafar. This time, we get teased with the musical numbers we know and love, including Smith’s (much less blue) performance of “Friend Like Me”, which includes some…rapping? Well, I’m sure there are more surprises and nostalgic moments in store when “Aladdin” hits theatres May 24th, but until then, check out the trailer below!
What do you think of the new trailer?! So far the reaction has been mixed between those who remain unimpressed and a large majority who think Disney redeemed themselves. Check out the reactions below!
Still pinch myself sometimes at the idea of playing this iconic character. His journey in this film is only something I could have dreamed of playing with. This trailer is only a sliver of the adventures you’ll see this May. Get ready for a whole new world. #Aladdin pic.twitter.com/XQgcG6LI75— Mena Massoud (@MenaMassoud) March 12, 2019
lads, this the genie looks way better in the full aladdin trailer. they haven’t ruined our childhoods. i will go to see this. pic.twitter.com/kWyVr1kcsk— Mrs GIFLord DanielléDASH (@DanielleDASH) March 12, 2019
YOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO, ok screw all y’all. You owe Disney an apology. This Aladdin film and this trailer looks DOPE. LETS GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO…— TASK the Ol’ Nerdy Skrull (@UpToTASK) March 12, 2019
New Aladdin trailer had me half asleep, but as soon as that snippet of ‘A Whole New World’ started…OH NELLY FURTADO! Nostalgia man. It’s powerful stuff.— Sam D (@SamuelCDunstan) March 12, 2019
Check out MsMojo’s trailer reaction below!
And for all those swimming in nostalgia right now, take a look at our pick of the Top 10 Impersonations By Genie in the original 1992 “Aladdin” starring Robin Williams:
Also, if you’re still unsure about the live action version of Genie, check out the video below. Turns out there’s a whole list of Disney’s live action remakes that made people cringe.