From the first teaser of the upcoming “Aladdin” live-action film, people were NOT impressed or excited to see how this film would turn out. Now that the official trailer has been released on March 12th, 2019, now there’s the uncertainty of whether this would be a good or a bad film, but from a different point of view, this actually might turn out to be a decent movie.
The most common complaint was Will Smith, a famous actor, starring as the Genie. But even with our first glance at this new adaptation, the trailer hints at a more sarcastic, funny, pretty much “Will Smith” genie versus the 1992 comedic and memorable genie from the animated movie. The characters, although they don’t match the cartoon characters, look more historically accurate in some ways, which many people hardly look at. This is Disney’s remake of their beloved film, and at some point, it’s probably best to make a film the way DISNEY saw the story NOW, instead of copying their own idea from 1992.
The most likely reason people (including myself) hated the teaser so much was because we were expecting to see the old “Aladdin”, and not the new one. Surprisingly, I got goosebumps when the Genie began singing “Never Had A Friend Like Me” in the trailer because it was so upbeat and just, new! For the first time, I actually felt excited to see this movie, despite the way Jafar was portrayed and the way Jasmine looks now. No one can ever forget the original movie for what it is, but in all honesty, Disney’s 2019 “Aladdin” might not be so bad as everyone assumed at first.