A NEW trailer for Will Smith’s hotly-anticipated live-action remake of Aladdin has landed to a largely positive response from fans of the Disney original.
There had been some consternation online after the first full-length preview for the film, which is being directed by Guy Ritchie, arrived online.
Much of that had to do with Will Smith’s distractingly blue genie and a decidedly limp looking Jafar, Aladdin’s fearsome adversary in the animated original.
But while Smith has made no secret of the fact his version of the Genie would always struggle to fill the shoes of Robin Williams, who voiced the character in the 1992 version.
The Men In Black actor always intended to give his genie a more modern twist, in a move that left some fans divided.
Any initial concerns about Ritchie’s version of Aladdin appear to have been allayed, however, with the arrival of this latest trailer.
Much of that has to do with the presence of the original film’s iconic musical numbers, which appear to have been brought to life with much aplomb.
Chief among these is “A Whole New World” with the magic carpet ride between Aladdin and Princess Jasmine appearing every bit as magical as fans would have hoped.
Throw in a few clips of Smith at his fast-talking, quip-laden best and it would appear that many of the fans previously worried at the prospect of a live-action Aladdin are suddenly feeling a whole lot more positive at the prospect.
You know what? ALADDIN looks fun. I’m in.
— Stefano Daytona: Regular Human (@THE_Stefano_DLC) March 12, 2019
I just watched that Aladdin trailer and I'M ABSOLUTELY GONNA WATCH
— dangie (@VioletBalsam_) March 12, 2019
I'm not even gonna lie, the new #Aladdin trailer, looks really good! Kinda have my doubts but who ever does Disney's promotions is amazing at their job!
— GuyGirlSmuckers (@GuyGirlSmuckers) March 12, 2019
So the #aladdin trailer makes me feel a lot better about Will Smith being Genie.
— Alex Luna (@lexanderLuna) March 12, 2019
I liked the new Aladdin trailer, damn you Disney, even when your product looks flawed and messy a hard injection of nostalgia steals my heart
— 🍐🐧 Sam Duvall 🍐🐧 @ Graceland (@PachiPortrait) March 12, 2019
Aladdin will hit cinemas on May 24th, 2019.