The new Aladdin trailer was released at the Grammy’s and it’s got a blue Genie!
While the Grammys are all about music, last night the Grammy’s were also about the blue Genie.
The first teaser for Aladdin immediately raised concerns about the color of Genie.
The movie’s first full trailer put those rumors to rest. Yes, we are going with the original theme here, just like the classic one played by Robin Williams.
We only get to see a bit of Genie at the end but people are surely loving the blue hues here.
The film cast Canadian actor Mena Massoud as Aladdin. Princess Jasmine is being played by Naomi Scott.
Social Media Reacts to Blue Genie
Here are some social media reactions for the Genie reveal:
BLUE FREAKIN GENIE! pic.twitter.com/J3upAkcVAK
— Erick L. Graham Wood (@GrahamWoodMedia) February 11, 2019
Ok dis #Aladdin trailer looks dope AF. Plus BLUE GENIE!!! 🧞♂️
— TASK the Ol’ Nerdy Bastard (@UpToTASK) February 11, 2019
— Editing Is Everything (@The_Real_Editor) February 11, 2019
Some people think that the CGI Genie seems a little off.
— lack toast and tolerance (@shanejbernard) February 11, 2019
— Waseem🔰Karodia (@immwk) February 11, 2019
Of course, some comparisons were made.
Pretty incredible that Disney has all the money to hire all the CGI artists in the world and the live-action Genie still compares unfavourably to Tobias Fünke's attempts to join the Blue Man Group
— Andrew Todd (@mistertodd) February 11, 2019
I think this is a actually a good side by side for how to do and NOT to do a CG character with an actor's facial features applied. Thanos looks like he's actually a living character in the movie, Genie looks like he just has Will Smith's face copy-pasted on. https://t.co/caxTOVZonJ
— PaleoSteno (@PaleoSteno) February 11, 2019
— Jon DeCarlo 🛸 (@J_RassicDork) February 11, 2019
You know what they say. Be careful what you wish for.
Aladin fans: I wish Will Smith genie was blue
Will Smith genie: Be careful what you wish for pic.twitter.com/PpqGDvNBlu
— Pyro Bob (@SeraphOfFire) February 11, 2019
*show Will Smith as the genie*
"YOOO WHY ISN'T HE BLUE???"
*make Will Smith blue*
"LMFAO WHY THEY MAKE HIM BLUE????" pic.twitter.com/26RkW7suMd
— Lt. Eddy (@LieutenantEddy) February 11, 2019
The internet is a weird place man. One time y'all wanted the genie to blue, now y'all are ranting it is 🤷♂️ #Aladdin
— Umesh (@udithaumesh) February 11, 2019
Shortly after the teaser trailer for Aladdin was released, a series of pictures were out for our first look at the live-action adaptation of the Disney animated film.
The first objection arose when Will Smith as Genie was not blue, and therefore not true to the original.
To clear the air, actor Will Smith assured people that the Genie will be blue.
Now that we have a blue genie, people are questioning what went wrong with the CGI. Disney has some pretty amazing graphics, just look at Abu in the same movie….cuteness overload.
Some people are not happy about it though:
You monsters wanted the Genie to be blue. Are you happy now????? pic.twitter.com/boJmOFSoZq
— jolly holiday jeff (@jeffsoubirous) February 11, 2019
remember a couple of months ago when everyone was complaining that Will Smith Genie wasn't blue? I bet now people will complain because he is blue pic.twitter.com/cDXbtp7KxI
— Tricky Fox (@trickyfox93) February 11, 2019
Aladdin is scheduled for release in North America on May 24.