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Old 12-20-18, 04:24 PM
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Re: Disney's Aladdin (2019, D: Ritchie) S: Will Smith, Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott

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I believe the problem, at least for me, isn't how he looks, but that he'll just be Will Smith. As someone had mentioned, I don't want the one note Fresh Prince/Agent J/Mike Lowry/Capt. Hiller persona being the genie.
That's actually my main problem with the original animated movie - it's just Robin Williams being Robin Williams. It's funny, but it's just his schtick (and pretty dated now too).
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Re: Disney's Aladdin (2019, D: Ritchie) S: Will Smith, Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott

Just saw this during the Grammys. Genie!

It looks... eh. Still nothing particularly special.

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Smith looks weird.
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Re: Disney's Aladdin (2019, D: Ritchie) S: Will Smith, Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott

Will Smith Genie CGI is terrifying.
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Really fucking weird.

I have a feeling this is going to be legendarily bad.
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Old 02-10-19, 09:52 PM
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It is strange that this comes out in 3.5 months and they haven’t really shown any footage to “sell” the movie yet.
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Re: Disney's Aladdin (2019, D: Ritchie) S: Will Smith, Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott

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Will Smith Genie CGI is terrifying.
He looks downright creepy. I just canít believe Ritchie and Disney execs really think this is something kids are going to be receptive to.
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Old 02-10-19, 10:25 PM
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Um, wow. Will Smith's Genie is just fucking weird.
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Old 02-10-19, 10:26 PM
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Holy shit. When I saw the trailer I immediately thought it looks like a dark Guy Ritchie type remake or whatever, not knowing he is indeed the director until I saw thread title more clearly. This looks terrible and yeah, Will Smith looks fucking creepier than Pennywise...
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Old 02-10-19, 11:04 PM
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Re: Disney's Aladdin (2019, D: Ritchie) S: Will Smith, Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott

Will Smith as a force ghost would've been fine imo...why the CG shirtless version? Seems like a lot more work...
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Old 02-10-19, 11:31 PM
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Shirtless version? Seems pretty on the nose from the original.
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Old 02-11-19, 12:06 AM
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Re: Disney's Aladdin (2019, D: Ritchie) S: Will Smith, Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott

I will never understand why audiences want to swallow these pallid CGI remixes of the far better original cartoons.

I get why the studios are making Ďem: $$$.
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It looks like a movie made for TV.
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Re: Disney's Aladdin (2019, D: Ritchie) S: Will Smith, Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott

The actors for Aladdin and Jafar ain't selling it for me... and Will Smith as the genie is just... ugh.
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The long shots look great, the character close ups, wardrobe and design look like student productions.
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Re: Disney's Aladdin (2019, D: Ritchie) S: Will Smith, Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott

I think i'll pass on Aladdin, but I'll probably cave and go see the Lion King.
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yeah it truly has that Made for TV look. It does not feel cinematic even though the sets look impressive
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Re: Disney's Aladdin (2019, D: Ritchie) S: Will Smith, Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott

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That's actually my main problem with the original animated movie - it's just Robin Williams being Robin Williams. It's funny, but it's just his schtick (and pretty dated now too).
Kids had no idea at the time about Williams when Aladdin came out in '92 and Mrs. Doubtfire was a year later. He didn't do much of his comedy in Hook and everything else at the time was rated R.

Smith tho, has been playing himself in pretty much everything outside of Oscar bait flicks, so kids are used to ID4. MiB, Shark Tale, WWW, FPoBA... and it looks to be more of the same.
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Yeah, this isnít looking good at all to me. They should have just made the Genie a mostly CG character voiced by Smith rather than it looking like heís just painted blue.
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Old 02-11-19, 08:26 PM
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I donít even know if itís possible, but I wonder what cost would have been to convert the original animation to 4K and HDR compared to the product budget for this.
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Old 02-11-19, 08:29 PM
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Re: Disney's Aladdin (2019, D: Ritchie) S: Will Smith, Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott

Whatever it would've cost, there's not a lot of money to be made in that, especially as compared to these live action remakes.
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Old 02-11-19, 08:32 PM
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I really think Disney is overkilling it with these live action adaptations of their classics. Three in a year too much if you ask me. Especially when this looks pretty bad and of the other two only look alright.
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Re: Disney's Aladdin (2019, D: Ritchie) S: Will Smith, Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott

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Kids had no idea at the time about Williams when Aladdin came out in '92 and Mrs. Doubtfire was a year later. He didn't do much of his comedy in Hook and everything else at the time was rated R.
I knew enough about Robin Williams when Aladdin came out. Mork and Mindy reruns, Moscow on the Hudson, and Good Morning Vietnam were on TV once in a while. And of course Hook.
But for one thing, the Genie didn't look like Robin Williams, so that helped sell the illusion.
Another is that Robin Williams himself was known for doing a variety of voices, so that worked for the character of Genie.

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He looks downright creepy. I just can’t believe Ritchie and Disney execs really think this is something kids are going to be receptive to.
Yup. Looking like some demon who took the form of Will Smith just to gain your trust, and then grants you three wishes that end with nightmarish Twilight Zone twists.

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