Disney released its second trailer for their live-action remake of Guy Ritchie’s 1992 classic, Aladdin and the Twitter community seems to be turning around after the first trailer went out.
We finally se the vibrant, fun, and exciting Aladdin we all know and love in the latest trailer installment.
People in the Twitterverse went crazy when the first trailer was released and called it out for multiple reasons. One of which, was due to Will Smith’s character as the Genie in the bottle. It’s not because he’s following after the late, comical king, Robin Williams that’s drawing in disgust—it’s the unsettling character design. Forbes says that his character is too human-like. It’s like Will Smith in ‘blue face.’
However, in the second trailer, the Fresh Prince gets more screen time, and fans are eased to realize that Genie won’t be so blue throughout the movie. Probably Disney had adjusted to people’s concerns, which is 10/10 a smart move.
Additionally, we get to see more of the movie’s landscape in the daylight, which obviously lacked from the first trailer.
The first trailer was rather gloomy and too dark, for anyone’s liking. In the second installment, we’re greeted with colors, flowers, and vibranc!
“This ALADDIN trailer is so promising now. The colors, the song, the extravagance of it all stunning. 🥺🙏🏽🖤✨ Let’s enjoy this for what it is. Because WOW,” a twitter user said when reacting to the beautiful sceneries and landscapes scattered acreoss the trailer.
Another said, “why y’all hating on aladdin so much? it definitely looks like one of the better live action remakes Disney’s done, especially considering all the different elements that goes into this movie. It’s not just all cgi animals, its magic and animals and fun. it looks GOOD.”
Also, we need to talk about the songs! We know that Disney will most likely follow the musical genre but we finally got to hear snippets of the sound tracks for the movie. It still is heavily influenced from the 1992 classic but the live-action remake gave it a twist.
Will Smith had us enjoying the rendition of Friend Like Me when he started rapping. A completely unexpected outcome but is so far promising. Someone said, “Will Smith as Genie in #Aladdin Genie that can rap… I’m laughing already 😂 c’mon May 24.”
But who can forget when the trailer ended with A Whole New World? A pleasing end to the trailer that definitely got everyone feeling nostalgic.
A user even went out of his way claiming that the song changed his mind about how bad the movie was and is willing to spend for it anyways.
Even GameSpot created a side by side edit of how the trailer and movie brought back the same feelings
But people seemed to be looking for another character in the trailer that made people land on polarizing sides. So where is hot Jafar?
However, on the other side of the conversation, a twitter user said, “I’m legit surprised they didn’t use the actor that originally voiced Jafar? He’s in the Broadway play and he’s amazing in it, he fits the role perfectly in my opinion. The point of Jafar is that he’s an older, unattractive evil creep. Not a hot young guy. 🤷🏻♀️ #Aladdin”
Moreover, Aladdin may have gotten a better response compared to the first trailer released just last month, some are still quite unsatisfied.
ComicBook NOW, pointed out in a tweet that the Aladdin poster seems to look quite a lot like the Star Wars: The Force Awakens poster.
Another, elaborated further calling out all blockbuster posters are becoming too generic in terms of color scheme and element placement.
But nonetheless, people are getting excited and interested on how the remake will pan out in the months to come!
Aladdin flies into theatres nationwide on May 24! And everyone’s got their fingers crossed that we’ll fall in love with the live-action remake as much as we did to the classic 1992 film.
The film stars Will Smith as the Genie; Mena Massoud as Aladdin; Naomi Scott as Jasmine; Marwan Kenzari as Jafar; Navid Negahban as the Sultan; Nasim Pedrad as Dalia and Billy Magnussen as Prince Anders.