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New Aladdin Trailer Released

Mena Masoud (L) and Will Smith (R) in Aladdin (Disney 2019) med

 

And the Internet Has Feelings

 

Disney released a new trailer for the upcoming live-action adaptation of Aladdin and boy there is a LOT to unpack. First, though, let’s have a look at what we have: 

Breaking It Down

Honestly, I think the trailer looks great. We get our first look at Mena Massoud as Aladdin, witnessed the magnificent Agrabah and the Cave of Wonders, and caught a little glimpse of Jafar and Iago, and we get a glimpse of Aladdin’s and Jasmine’s first meeting. It’s ominous and I thought to myself that this might be the second live-action remake I could see myself watching. If only because the music is great from the beginning with dramatic nostalgia. Adding to that, we get some vivid imagery, and it all looks like it’s going so well. 

Then the reveal. 

When earlier photos were released the internet was confused about the less-than-blue Genie as portrayed by Will Smith. Although he had promised that he would indeed be blue. In the new trailer, we get to see Genie in all his blue glory… and the internet had some thoughts!

Blue Over Genie

As it always does, the internet came through with their reactions; a rollercoaster of emotions by the looks of things.

Some people drew comparisons:

Others relived nightmares:

Most reactions were confused. 

However, this wins my favorite tweet!

Will Smith seems to take it all in his stride though and reminded us that we wanted a Blue Genie after all!

 
 
 
 
 
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I told y’all I was gon’ be Blue!! 🧞‍♂️ Y’all need to trust me more often! 😆 #aladdin

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OK, that’s enough blue for this article! But what do you think? Will you be watching the live-action remake or steering clear? Let us know in the comments below! And for more Word of the Nerd movie news, trailers, and reviews, click here.


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Thérèse is an Anthropologist, Klingon enthusiast and bookworm. She's second generation nerd with a passion for everything Star Trek, Star Wars and generally everything! She's based in Ireland and lives with her husband and two fur babies Yoda the Dog and Zombie the Cat

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