Aladdin Special Look Trailer w/blue genie

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I liked what I saw until the genie appeared - that did not look good.
The genie was the best part.

At least it seems he will be blue for some parts, low budget but not as low budget as fully human all the time, but they could have made it more stylistic not just a simple copy paste scan of will.
 
Jul 25, 2011
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The genie looks bad
Jafar looks laughable (and why isn't he wearing his old man disguise like he would be in that scene)
Aladdin seems fine
Jasmine is suitably hot (though I miss the midriff)
 
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I understand no one can replace Robin Williams but I think Will Smith is a perfect fit for Genie
Now what Disney is does with it well... guess we're gonna have to wait and see.
But come in guys Will is probably the only thing they got right so far.
 
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That looks terrible, but we all know how this will go. It's going to make Disney Billions and a month after it's release people will go "you know what? That movie was pretty terrible" and just recommend watching the original animated version.
 
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Jasmine barely looks Arabic, but then again there are a lot Arabic peoples who don't have brown skin and stereotypical Arabic looks.

Will isn't TOO bad ... Hopefully the CG isn't done yet. They still have time to tweak it.
Thank you, it's is completely unknown to people that I'm Arabic because I'm white, my friends call me Zohan ffs.
but just like in that film people keep mistaken us for the Arabs who do look stereotypical.
I've got mousy brown hair and blue eyes and I'm still represented like Aladdin is in this.
Fun fact, Mili Avital who played Shar're in the original Star Gate movie was one of the only actors/actress that was actually Arabic.
Although by today standards people would say her character was Whitewashed.
 
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Disney is basically implementing their 90s straight to video strategy.

now that the landscape has changed and there is no difference between TV and movies, this works for them.

so we get live action remakes and soft reboots, only difference is now they are in theaters, whereas in the past this is the type of trash they would shove onto a VHS.

but they own all the IPs so they don't need to do anything else. just keep hitting that "make product" button and people will buy.
 
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Something is off, definitely.

I would prefer Will Smith in his real skin color. It will be more of him and that could make the movie more funny or funny being with him. I love the actor. Probably, that is my reason.
 
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Not only is the Genie's appearance jarring physically, it's also jarring tonally. It's like Will Smith doing a Will Smith impression.

Also think was a mistake not to go with Dev Patel, this new Aladdin looks incredibly bland. Like I just watched the trailer and I would be hardpressed to describe one thing about him.
 
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Everyone's talking about the genie, which does look bad, but I think Aladdin is the biggest worry for me. The original has a super confident swagger and likeability that this guy hasn't shown at all so far. Also, I don't think Abu is going to work as a real monkey, without the expressive face that he has in the cartoon he's going to be a much less integral character.
 
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Flop of the year incoming. At this rate of shit on a stick movies & performances, Will Smith is going to look back with nostalgia at his Wild Wild West days. It's also tone deaf from Disney, i.e. someone should have told those guys the fact Will Smith's wisecracking comedy act hasn't been a box-office ticket seller since like... the 1990's. Yet the trailer's "big reveal" was Will Smith playing Will Smith & looking like the bastard offspring of a smurf, Dwain Johnson's infamous Scorpion King CGI-fest & Robin Williams' own legendary Popeye mistake back in 1980.
 

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It's a real shame they didn't distort the genie at all or try to make him a little more cartoony or a little more unreal, it basically looks like a slightly more muscular Will Smith.

The pictures @DeepEnigma showed clearly point out that this could have been solved fairly easily, I mean let's not forget this is the same company that used tech to de-age Samuel L Jackson , and Robert Downey jr. Pretty convincingly, sloppy form Disney, sloppy form.