Quite frankly, my kids have been watching Tangled, Frozen, Big Hero 6 and so on. I can honestly say that with how great those movies look, there is no reason to go live action with Aladdin. It would have looked great as a CGI flick.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.