WATCH: Disney’s ‘Aladdin’ Live-Action Teaser Trailer
Ho, baby! So I was one of those people who was, and still kind-of is, skeptical about this new live-action Aladdin movie. How are they going to pull it off? Can they capture the magic of the animated film? How will Will Smith manage to replace Robin Williams as the Genie? Well, two of my questions were answered in a short 1-minute teaser for the film and you can check that out below!
Surprisingly good! So, obviously, it’s just a teaser trailer and it does just that! We get to hear ‘Arabian Nights’ playing as the trailers music while Iago flies over to the Cave of Wonders. A voiceover of the classic “Diamond in the rough” line from the original film and even a quick glimpse of Aladdin himself reaching out for the lantern! No genie though. Which is a smart move by Disney. We still have 7 months until the film releases so they don’t want to give everything away so soon. Also, everyone is in the same boat of reserving their judgement until we see Will Smith’s rendition of the Genie. As it stands right now though, I’m relatively excited and curious to see this world brought to life in a whole new way. I’m wary that things from the animated film wont transfer over as well to live-action (Flying Carpet & Genies Magic), but after seeing how well they handled the “Be our Guest” song in Beauty & The Beast I think that they might be able to pull it off! We’ll know more when Aladdin hits theaters on May 24, 2019.
Trailer HYPE: 8/10
— The Middle Show with Darren Worts