And not in a good way
Back in December we got a first look at Genie as played by Will Smith in the upcoming Aladdin remake directed by Guy Ritchie, and obviously people weren’t happy, because nobody’s ever happy.
The first round of criticism came as a result of Genie not being blue, which is fair, because that’s part of his iconic look, so I get that. HOWEVER. If you’ll all recall, Genie also did take human form in the original cartoon so that he could blend in among the people of Agrabah, so it made sense that this live-action Genie would have an incognito form too, and obviously there was another, bluer Genie on the way. Disney wouldn’t do us dirty like that.
Cut to last weekend when Disney released the first trailer for the Aladdin reboot during the Grammy Awards, and sure enough, we got our blue Genie.
The people are not happy. Because nobody is ever happy.
You can tell where I stand on this issue, but I can’t deny that the response to the new blue Genie have been downright hilarious.
I just stepped outside and… how are there not crashed cars? How are there not people walking around in a daze? Have they not seen the Will Smith genie yet? Dare I show them?
— Kyle Buchanan (@kylebuchanan) February 11, 2019
— Help me (@IGuessWeAre1) February 11, 2019
In ancient Arabia,
bottled and raised,
at the cave of wonders
spending most of my days
chillin’ out maxin’ relaxin’ all cool
grantin’ wishes to street rats outside the school pic.twitter.com/c3t49tXyZj
— Mike Drucker (@MikeDrucker) February 11, 2019
Will Smith as Genie in Aladdin(2019) pic.twitter.com/ZVkfr4ViHD
— Patrick McMillan (@PEMCMILL) February 11, 2019
Will Smith is such a versatile actor. pic.twitter.com/HjEdPMk8Tb
— kevintilikina (@docKev_) February 11, 2019
Disney’s adaptation of the movie Aladdin would be more successful if Tobias Fünke was the Genie, while saying, “I just blue myself” every 15 minutes
— Stefan Urquelle (@OfficeofSteve) February 11, 2019