Itâ€™s safe to say that the dubious public reaction to the firstÂ AladdinÂ trailer isnâ€™t exactly what Disney wished for. So the Mouse House went back to the drawing board for a second sneak peek at Guy Ritchieâ€™s live action remake of its 1992 hit, and it doubles down on the element that unnerved viewers the first time: Will Smithâ€˜s buff blue genie.
Not only does the former Fresh Prince get more screen time in this two-and-a-half minute spot, he also shows off his song-and-dance moves in a snippet of the Genieâ€™s signature number, â€œFriend Like Me,â€ previously performed onscreen by the dearly departed Robin Williams. Oh yeah, and the trailer (as well as a new poster) also reassures moviegoers that Smith wonâ€™t be all blue, all the time, which means you can hold off on any more of thoseÂ Arrested DevelopmentÂ memes.
So far, Smithâ€™s second introduction seems to be going over better on Twitter, where nostalgia forÂ Aladdinâ€˜s infectious music is helping to offset his jarring appearance.
Not gonna lie, I kind of love the new trailer for #Aladdin. Life Genie looks better now in my opinion, the music, visuals, itâ€™s just fantastic. After a whole new world kicks in, I got chills guys. LITERAL CHILLS. I canâ€™t wait!
â€” Patrick Burow (@BurowPatrick) March 12, 2019
just based off that trailer I think the Aladdin movie gonna be good and Will is going to do great
â€” â€œLoad Managementâ€ (@CalledMe_Buskey) March 12, 2019
I was a little worried about his take on Genie at first, but after seeing the latest trailer, I think Will Smith can pull this off, and after seeing a preview of his take of Freind Like Me, thatâ€™s gonna be awesome to see in 3D #Aladdin
â€” Techno Tron (@mlp_techno_tron) March 12, 2019
Of course, there are still plenty of Smith skeptics out there.
No one asked for this Aladdin remake. (Iâ€™m glad Will Smith is not blue the entire time.)
â€” courtney lowry (@courtneyllowry) March 12, 2019
One thing that everyoneÂ doesÂ seem to agree on is how smart it was for Disney to end the trailer with Aladdin and Jasminâ€™s magic carpet ride, scored to Alan Menken and Tim Riceâ€™s Oscar-winning favorite â€œA Whole New World.â€ Hearing stars Naomi Scott and Mena Massoud croon that song transported many folks back to their childhood â€¦ and will almost certainly make it a karaoke staple all over again.
I got goosebumps when she sing â€œA whole new worldâ€. Aladdin is certainly not one of my childhood movie but the song, it is. https://t.co/5ZVgEWXYjj
â€” Zzz (@zlhlmykhld) March 12, 2019
GUESS WHO CRIED WHILE WATCHING #ALADDINâ€˜S TRAILER..
I LOST IT WHEN ALADDIN SAID â€œDO YOU TRUST ME?â€ AND WHEN THEY SANG A WHOLE NEW WORLD AAAAHHHHHH Iâ€™M SO HAPPY RIGHT NOW pic.twitter.com/x0inpv7zEA
â€” rie of house stark ðŸº (@uncooIgirl) March 12, 2019
I was meh about the Aladdin live action then I watched that part where Naomi Scott singing A Whole New World and I instantly decided I wanna watch it now.
â€” NN ãƒŠã‚¸ãƒ (@HitTheClouds) March 12, 2019
the latest Aladdin trailer got me screaming A Whole New World like itâ€™s A Whole New Mood
â€” Sab (@sabs_cabrera) March 12, 2019
Still not sure about that Aladdin remake BUT â€œA Whole New Worldâ€ got me man.
â€” Barbarella (@youthinkmemad) March 12, 2019
With public opinion seemingly turning in Aladdinâ€™s favor, Disney shouldnâ€™t have to feel blue about the movieâ€™s prospects anymore.
AladdinÂ apparates into theaters on May 24.
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