The New “Aladdin” Trailer Receives Mixed Reactions

Will Smith and Mena Massoud in "Aladdin"

Feeling a bit blue?

Probably not as blue as the new Genie!

With just months to go until we get a fresh take on Disney’s Aladdin, the studio has given us our first look at the world of Agrabah.

The trailer for the forthcoming live-action feature was unveiled during the Grammys and immediately transported every ‘90s kid back to their childhood.

Starring Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott, Marwan Kenzari, and Will Smith, the film is one of the two remakes that Disney will be releasing this year (FYI, the other is The Lion King).

With the signature score from the 1992 original playing in the background, the trailer features Jafar, Aladdin, Princess Jasmine, the colorful sites of Agrabah, and, of course, the Genie.

However, the blue character played by Smith has not gone down as well as hoped, with audiences calling him everything from terrifying, to making comparisons to the Smurfs and Avatar

Producers and director Guy Ritchie will likely be using his 3 wishes to ensure the film still does well when it is released on May 24th, 2019.