The first teaser for Aladdin didn’t show us a whole lot, and while this new TV Spot is fairly short (at just a minute long), it does give us a much better look at all the main characters, including background glimpses of the tiger and magic carpet:
Boy….That is a choice. On the whole, Aladdin is a film I’m looking forward to. Aside from The Lion King, Aladdin was my favorite Disney animated film and I watched it a TON. Sadly, the live action production hasn’t been smooth sailing and our first look at Will Smith’s blue genie is not great. I think it CAN look really good, but it’s clear the VFX work is far from done and what we’re left with is a whole mess of uncanny valley.
I want to be excited for this film, and I think it has the potential to be great…But the full trailer (whenever it drops) is going to have to knock our socks off. What did you think of this new TV spot?
A thrilling and vibrant live-action adaptation of Disney’s animated classic, “Aladdin” is the exciting tale of the charming street rat Aladdin, the courageous and self-determined Princess Jasmine and the Genie who may be the key to their future. Directed by Guy Ritchie, who brings his singular flair for fast-paced, visceral action to the fictitious port city of Agrabah, “Aladdin” is written by John August and Ritchie based on Disney’s “Aladdin.” The film stars Will Smith as the Genie; Mena Massoud as Aladdin; Naomi Scott as Jasmine; Marwan Kenzari as Jafar; Navid Negahban as the Sultan; Nasim Pedrad as Dalia; Billy Magnussen as Prince Anders; and Numan Acar as Hakim.
Aladdin hits theaters on May 24, 2019.