By Zachary Leeman | February 11, 2019
Disney dropped a brand new teaser for its upcoming live-action “Aladdin” remake on Sunday evening — and the response from the general public was combined, to say the least.
One of the first factors of criticism concerning the trailer was Will Smith’s new model of the genie character.
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The late Robin Williams famously voiced the character within the 1992 authentic.
Moving the blue genie into the world of stay motion makes him look greater than a bit awkward — and it impressed individuals to take to social media to name it “nightmare gas.”
Some even took to posting memes that poked enjoyable on the creepy appears to be like of Smith’s CGI genie.
“Aladdin” hits theaters on May 24 and is directed by Guy Ritchie (“Sherlock Holmes,” “Snatch”).
It stars Mena Massoud, Noami Scott and Will Smith.
The film is newest instance of Disney’s obsession with changing previous content material into the stay motion realm.
While it doesn’t precisely scream originality, the tactic has labored thus far with hits like “The Jungle Book” and “Cinderella,” which have been in theaters over the previous few years.
Aside from “Aladdin,” the corporate can be planning on releasing remakes of “Mulan,” “The Lion King” and “Dumbo.”
Check out among the reactions to the brand new “Aladdin” trailer beneath:
I’m sorry however Will Smith because the Genie in #Aladdin is nightmare gas. Also, he is simply gonna use his common Will Smith voice?
— 🏈🐐 (@6ringsgoat) February 11, 2019
— Sam (@_SamanthasLife) February 11, 2019
the bar I’m in had probably the most VISCERAL response of horror to Will Smith within the Aladdin trailer I’m screaming
— JuanPa (@jpbrammer) February 11, 2019
did anybody really sleep effectively final evening after seeing the Will Smith genie image? pic.twitter.com/SyVWWpBu8K
— Jamie Lynch (@jelynchjr) February 11, 2019
I’ve watched my fair proportion of horror motion pictures and nothing has freaked me out fairly like Will Smith enjoying the genie.
— Aaron (@aaronbolyos) February 11, 2019
This piece initially appeared in LifeZette and is utilized by permission.
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