The mockery of Will Smith's genie in Disney's live-action 'Aladdin' is very real
First fans complained that in the first look at Will Smith’s Genie from Guy Ritchie’s live-action remake of Aladdin, he wasn’t blue.
Now, in the second look at Guy Ritchie’s live-action remake of Aladdin, Will Smith’s Genie IS blue.
Everyone happy now? Not so much.
Smith is now getting the absolute ribbing of his professional career over the new trailer for the Disney movie, which gives us a brief look at just how blue he is going to be in the film.
Very blue, is the answer. And people are finding it to be a combination of hilarious and frightening.
Remember when Will Smith begged everyone to wait until we saw the blue CGI version of the genie before we judged? Yikes. pic.twitter.com/uP3fVUrELr
— KFC (@KFCBarstool) February 11, 2019
The internet reacting to Will Smith’s genie pic.twitter.com/gK6ginlrxQ
— Ryan Satin (@ryansatin) February 11, 2019
the bar I’m in had the most VISCERAL reaction of horror to Will Smith in the Aladdin trailer I’m screaming
— JuanPa (@jpbrammer) February 11, 2019
“Should he look like the genie or like Will Smith?”
— American Antony Santos (@TheMikeTre) February 11, 2019
First look at Will Smith playing the role of Thanos’s cousin “Lewis” in the upcoming Marvel film “Avengers: End Game” pic.twitter.com/E8YrMMB0AU
— Saltydkdan (@saltydkdan) February 11, 2019
When Will Smith’s face popped up on that poorly animated blue genie. #Aaladin #Grammys pic.twitter.com/mHMDcyQQau
— lack toast and tolerance (@shanejbernard) February 11, 2019
Will Smith genie is what appears in my room when I have sleep paralysis pic.twitter.com/NzMDOgvkkz
— Jenny Nicholson (@JennyENicholson) February 11, 2019
— Matt Patches (@misterpatches) February 11, 2019
Was down for that #Aladdin trailer the whole way thru til I saw blue Will Smith. pic.twitter.com/bSBf02ul2c
— Jv Joe (@JvJoeontheRadio) February 11, 2019
Fans of US sitcom Arrested Development, in which character Tobias Funke persistently fails to join the Blue Man Group, found particular joy in the clip too.
"I'm afraid that I just blue myself." pic.twitter.com/FerguvugQf
— J.E. Skeets (@jeskeets) February 11, 2019
— Mike Ryan (@mikeryan) February 11, 2019
Will smith as the genie looks good. pic.twitter.com/64BmTj60Gj
— Arturo Torres (@arturodraws) February 11, 2019
The new trailer has showed of a tiny bit more of Ritchie’s vision, but judging by the general consensus, the Lock Stock director has a fair way to go before many are convinced.
Starring Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott and Marwan Kenzari, it’s due out on May 24.
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