Will Smith’s ‘Aladdin’ genie faces Twitter backlash

Will Smith’s ‘Aladdin’ genie faces Twitter backlash

Appears like Twitter customers need Will Smith to place his genie again within the bottle.

Throughout the Grammys, Disney unveiled its first trailer for director Man Ritchie’s live-action “Aladdin” — and viewers had been lower than thrilled to see Will Smith’s CGI iteration of the genie. The video was panned by critics and Disney followers alike.

“The Will Smith genie makes me really feel the identical method I really feel when a star dies: Nauseous, unhappy, and like I can’t wait to inform all people about it,”  tweeted Kyle Buchanan, the Occasions’ “Carpetbagger” columnist.

“Will Smith genie is what seems in my room when I’ve sleep paralysis,” YouTube blogger Jenny Nicholson tweeted.

Smith posted the trailer to his Instagram together with the message, “I advised y’all I used to be gon’ be Blue!!”

In December, the “Males in Black” star advised Leisure Weekly that he had some reservations when taking up the larger-than-life function, which was initially voiced by the late Robin Williams.

“Everytime you’re doing issues which might be iconic, it’s all the time terrifying,” Smith stated. “I believe it’ll stand out as distinctive even within the Disney world … There hasn’t been loads of that hip-hop taste in Disney historical past.”

If Smith’s objective was to create a definite genie that can have individuals speaking, nicely, mission completed.

“Aladdin” comes out in theaters on Could 24.


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