Kids of Disney's 2D-animation heyday have fond memories from Aladdin. And its characters really made the movie– we had the quick-witted Aladdin and the headstrong Jasmine leading the ensemble. On the villain's end, we had Jafar and the sassy parrot Iago, as conniving as his namesake. And who could forget the hilarious Genie of the Lamp? So it's no surprise that news of a live-action adaptation had fans excited!
However, when Entertainment Weekly offered a first look at the cast of Aladdin, fans had a couple of problems. Now, we always knew it would be hard to replicate the genius Robin Williams brought to the genie. But the problem now is, pretty obvious.
Now fans are wondering what the end result of all this will be. And while they're mostly reserving judgment for Aladdin's release, this current outcry is hilarious! Check out what the internet is saying about Disney's Aladdin.
Disney's original film is a classic.Everyone fell in love when the animated film came out in 1992.
And, arguably, its crowning glory was the Genie.Played by the late, incomparable Robin Williams.
Genie had the best one-liners.While the sheer absurdity of his jokes never failed to make kids laugh, a lot of the Genie's humor was aimed towards adults!
He made the film fun to watch with the whole family.If you couldn't laugh at the Genie's jokes, you probably had to get your funny bone checked.
So when Entertainment Weekly made an announcement, fans were excited.The live-action Aladdin movie has been highly anticipated– everyone is ready to see what Agrabah looks like in three realistic dimensions!
But some of that excitement turned to shock.Not everything is living up to our expectations!
The publication released a number of still images.
One thing is for sure, it looks like #Aladdin is going to be aesthetically pleasing https://t.co/WaujMID2gW— philip lewis (@philip lewis)1545232628.0
People are DYING over the live-action Jafar.
Hot Jafar is the best thing about the upcoming live-action Aladdin. https://t.co/PpaOIzYiRN— Michael Blackmon (@Michael Blackmon)1545230422.0
Y’all expect me to root for Aladdin when Jafar our here looking like a full balanced meal with desert on the side.… https://t.co/W137PRvnCd— Thot-N-Ready (@Thot-N-Ready)1545234262.0
Marwan Kenzari plays Jafar in the live-action movie.
Jafar for Sultan 2019 https://t.co/bfE1c0wikd— Alexandria Baisden (Semi Hiatus) (@Alexandria Baisden (Semi Hiatus))1545257613.0
People have already been predicting Jasmine's arc in the movie.
Hot Jafar could show me a quarter of a nipple and I'd kick Aladdin off that magic carpet so hard by the time he hit… https://t.co/9qiAf8cQjf— alexis nedd 🎮 💙 (@alexis nedd 🎮 💙)1545230659.0
Someone even downgraded Aladdin to being described as "Disney Cruise-cute."
the girl playing Jasmine is pretty. The guy playing Aladdin is like... Disney Cruise cute Lol. Who playin Jafar? I… https://t.co/nw0gAYG2ln— The Lemon Pepper Sunflower (@The Lemon Pepper Sunflower)1545231386.0
But hey, why do they have to fight?
Aladdin: “Pick me Jasmine!” Hot Jafar: “Come here.” Jasmine: “Ok.” Aladdin: “Hey!” Hot Jafar: “You come here to… https://t.co/zf1evOurmb— X (@X)1545246302.0
Although, people have very understandable questions now.
@McHenryJD How is Hot Jafar going to pull this off https://t.co/fh4dxh44w6— Charlie Day (@Charlie Day)1545235519.0
ANYWAY, suffice to say that a lot of feelings are going around.Heck, some people are stuck on the cuteness of live-action Abu!
But what about Genie? Well, here's the EW Magazine cover:
Our first look at Will Smith’s Genie in the live-action #Aladdin has appeared and he’s not CGI! Thoughts? 🧞♂️ (Vi… https://t.co/4V4oDWHpp5— Fandom (@Fandom)1545223569.0
And the floodgates were opened.
We asked for one thing... A Smurf Smith. 😑 #Aladdin https://t.co/3WMq2lgzS4— Filipe Torres (@Filipe Torres)1545227315.0
There's definitely some discontent.
genie! my first wish. i wish that i'd never seen this. https://t.co/R8JSMG52C4— High King Jessica the Magnificent (@High King Jessica the Magnificent)1545227695.0
Some comparisons were drawn.
The Genie in the live-action #Aladdin https://t.co/YpfbB9jNMY— Yauna ✨ (@ Yauna ✨)1545226669.0
Apparently, the hairdo alone is anxiety-inducing.
Will Smith’s genie hair in the live-action #Aladdin is going to be a major source of anxiety for me in 2019. https://t.co/FwG44LHiUj— Jason Carlos (@Jason Carlos)1545223805.0
It does have some strange proportions.
the ... hair ... kind of looks like the top of the sorting hat, but upside down. idk i can't really explain it but… https://t.co/Sls5g0l6Ns— hunter harris (@hunter harris)1545248530.0
Someone even brought Marvel into the discussion.That is certainly a hilarious mental image.
People wondered how the hair was staying up.Honestly, that looks like a very real possibility.
This person wondered if they'd mixed up the characters.Maybe that's the real problem here.
All in all, it was a hard no from most people.
@getFANDOM @EW https://t.co/xdN2c1vQN8— Bubblegum Bitch (@Bubblegum Bitch)1545223914.0
Smith responded to fans on Instagram.
Will Smith confirms that his genie will in fact be blue in Disney’s live-action #Aladdin film! https://t.co/TWPmyWEngO— Talkies Network (@Talkies Network)1545240841.0
That hasn't stopped fans from using their Photoshop skills, in the meantime.
A splash of blue :) #Aladdin https://t.co/n2rmaaUxy0— BossLogic (@BossLogic)1545226457.0
Others are marveling at the deja vu of it all.
I’m glad to know that in both my childhood and adult life, I’ll see a movie in theaters where a rapper plays a geni… https://t.co/vZoeHbMGVp— Andre (@Andre)1545234945.0
Plus, not everyone is disappointed.Some fans really are marveling over the other, more cool-looking pictures released from Aladdin.
So let's see what the final product looks like.
Now this is a story all about how my lamp got stuck in a cave underground, and I'd like to take a minute, just list… https://t.co/q3npL1lbKQ— The Volatile Mermaid (@The Volatile Mermaid)1545229202.0