‘Boring’- Fans slam sneak peek of Will Smith version of iconic Aladdin musical number

‘Boring’- Fans slam sneak peek of Will Smith version of iconic Aladdin musical number

DISNEY FANS have been given another glimpse of the new live-action Aladdin movie – and it’s continuing to divide moviegoers online.

Guy Ritchie’s adaptation of the 1992 animated favourite sees Will Smith replace the late Robin Williams as the film’s wish-granting genie with Mena Massoud as Aladdin and Naomi Scott as Princess Jasmine.

Due to arrive later this month, the initial reaction to the project has been decidedly mixed among fans, with Smith’s take on the genie, in particular, coming in for flack.

Taking on a role made famous by Williams was always going to be a tough task and that’s certainly proven the case in all of the footage offered up from the film thus far.

And while the proof will ultimately be in the pudding, a sneak peek at Ritchie and Smith’s take on one of the film’s most iconic musical numbers has done little to assuage the doubters.


It sees Smith’s genie introduce the newly-minted Prince Ali to Princess Jasmine.

And while the animated version proved a suitably lively affair and arguably the most memorable musical number from the animated classic, this effort hasn’t been quite so well received online.

One fan was left feeling a little sad after watching Smith's efforts on screen...


Another just felt the new version didn't really work...

Then there were those fans who ended up a little...well...bored.

A few even questioned Smith's dodgy vocals...


And the special effects came in for a roasting too...

Some fans were nevertheless excited...


In a few cases, they were positively giddy about it...

Others just felt, well, it didn't look that bad.


Aladdin will hit cinemas on May 24th, 2019.