The Funniest Reactions To Will Smith’s Insanely Blue Genie In The New ‘Aladdin’
"This looks like a blue version of Shrek."
We seem to be in the era of nostalgia where the cartoon Disney films of our youth are exploding into live-action monstrosities. We’ve had Beauty and the Beast, we’ve got the new Lion King coming soon, and the new Aladdin just released a trailer during the Grammys.
A great question to ask is “why is this happening to us?”
But also, it is happening, so maybe we should just shut up. But, while I’d love to just let the gritty Aladdin reboot roll over me in a way of disposable culture, like an old dead fish rotting in the shallows, we do have to talk about something specific.
— Disney’s Aladdin (@disneyaladdin) February 11, 2019
We’ve already had a bunch of very relevant and necessary discussion about how hot the new Jafar is. Personally, I always thought he had a kind of snake-staffed hotness, but this new guy is ridiculous. Cool! Good to have some thirst in a children’s film. But let’s ignore that.
We have to talk about how insanely blue Will Smith is.
— Erik Davis (@ErikDavis) February 11, 2019
I mean, I guess we have no context as to how a genie should look in real life, so maybe we’re all being weirdly genie-phobic? But on the other hand, a strong cerulean choice has been made, and it is frankly, a terrifying nightmare.
It’s worse when he moves. He’s too smooth, like a stingray floating over you in an aquarium, like a hazy desert mirage of a skeezy bouncer.
the bar I’m in had the most VISCERAL reaction of horror to Will Smith in the Aladdin trailer I’m screaming
— JuanPa (@jpbrammer) February 11, 2019
Naturally, the internet has responded strongly to this public-pool themed reboot, and the gags are particularly good.
Let’s all enjoy them. Together.
The Will Smith genie makes me feel the same way I feel when a celebrity dies: Nauseous, sad, and like I can’t wait to tell everybody about it
— Kyle Buchanan (@kylebuchanan) February 11, 2019
— Caillou Pettis (@CaillouPettis) February 11, 2019
— bobby finger (@bobbyfinger) February 11, 2019
Will Smith genie is what appears in my room when I have sleep paralysis pic.twitter.com/NzMDOgvkkz
— Jenny Nicholson (@JennyENicholson) February 11, 2019
I'm sure we will all get used to this. pic.twitter.com/imKJMOHnKe
— Gilbert Cruz (@gilbertcruz) February 11, 2019
— BBB Miska 🍕 (@bradmiska) February 11, 2019
Can we admit the colour blue is cursed in films pic.twitter.com/onmvn3eGp1
— Cam Williams (@MrCamW) February 11, 2019
In ancient Arabia,
bottled and raised,
at the cave of wonders
spending most of my days
chillin’ out maxin’ relaxin’ all cool
grantin’ wishes to street rats outside the school pic.twitter.com/c3t49tXyZj
— Mike Drucker (@MikeDrucker) February 11, 2019
First look at Will Smith as the Genie in the up coming live action Aladdin pic.twitter.com/yFLxrVJXv2
— Xanny DeVito (@trevorstweetss) February 11, 2019
Aladdin hits cinemas May 23rd, so prepare yourself.