Is the CGI supposed to make your eyes burn?
New Aladdin trailer is so bad, ISIS has declared jihad against it
|by Anonymous||reply 126||Last Tuesday at 2:35 AM|
That trailer is 1000x better than the first.....I actually would want to see it if not for Will Smith.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||03/12/2019|
It looks fun but the editing of the action shots in the beginning and nearly all of Jafar's flat delivery give me pause. The actress playing Jasmine grabbed me the most. Massoud isn't the strongest actor but isn't he just too beautiful for words?
|by Anonymous||reply 2||03/12/2019|
It's lit like a TV movies. It reminds me of those Robert Haimi event movies they did on NBC in the 90s like Gullivers Travels.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||03/12/2019|
Looks good to me, I'll see it
|by Anonymous||reply 4||03/12/2019|
Why does the Aladdin look 35?
|by Anonymous||reply 5||03/12/2019|
This actually looks pretty good. Jafar is tragic though.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||03/12/2019|
The animated Jafar was clearly modeled after Conrad Veidt in "The Thief of Baghdad" (though without the blue eyes and High German accent.)
|by Anonymous||reply 7||03/12/2019|
What’s the point of remaking this live action? Talk about lazy. Maybe Disney should start brainstorming and create some new ideas instead of rehashing the old ones. Tiresome and cynical.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||03/12/2019|
It does look better than the prior videos they've released, but I agree that the guy playing Jafar is still flat and just doesnt have "it" to be a memorable villian.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||03/12/2019|
[Quote]What’s the point of remaking this live action?
You know the answer, at the end of the day the film business is just a business. People keep giving their money to the Disney remakes.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||03/12/2019|
The new Jafar seems even gayer than the old one, and you'd think that'd be a plus - but it's not.
The guy just seems dull, flat, and gay. What did they do, hire a straight actor?
|by Anonymous||reply 11||03/12/2019|
No adaptation could possibly top this.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||03/12/2019|
It looks terrible-- choppy cuts of action sequences with lots of CGI. Just like every other movie that comes out today.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||03/12/2019|
How would this movie not have "lots of CGI" r13?
|by Anonymous||reply 14||03/12/2019|
Gah! Can you imagine how loud that fucking thing is going to be in IMAX?
|by Anonymous||reply 15||03/12/2019|
[quote]People keep giving their money to the Disney remakes.
Not me. Everything I once liked about Disney has been blandified into sterilized mediocrity. Charm has been replaced by corporate branding everywhere, and short-term buck-seeking has replaced long-term strategies.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||03/12/2019|
I don't think either Jasmine or Aladdin are pretty enough.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||03/12/2019|
Always haters....and the movie isnt even out yet.....but lets judge the characters from a 5 second blip in a 90 second trailer.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||03/12/2019|
Why animate the train on the girl's dress, for instance? Or enhance the fights in the action sequences? It's distracting. I am not a film expert, I am just a random person who will not pay to see a film like this.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||03/12/2019|
People who use terms like "haters" have the emotional development of a 13 year old. DL used to be better than that.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||03/12/2019|
Has jihad really been declared against this crappy movie? Because if it has not, it should!
A good jihad against everything Disney would be great.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||03/12/2019|
I'm no Disney fan but this looks fantastic
|by Anonymous||reply 22||03/12/2019|
The tone shift in the trailer was jarring. It went from Raiders of the Lost Ark to Dumb and Dumber once Will Smith started cracking wise. Hard Pass.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||03/12/2019|
[quote]A good jihad against everything Disney would be great.
You’re 55 years too late for that.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||03/12/2019|
So far there are 2 strikes in my book.....1. Will Smith....2. Guy Ritchie. BUT, I will give it a chance. Aladdin is hot.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||03/12/2019|
Aladdin looks awesome. The Dumbo one looks lame tbh.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||03/12/2019|
Will Smith is just doing his same old Will Smith schtick. Awful.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||03/12/2019|
I mean, was he ever doing anything other than his Will Smith schtick? Besides, that's exactly what the (global) audience expects of him at this point.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||03/12/2019|
Dumbo looks fantastic.....I think it will return Tim Burton to form.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||03/12/2019|
Will Smith is a terrible actor. He all but ruined ALI. That wasn’t a performance; it was an impersonation, and a bad one at that. The only time he came close to showing some dimension onscreen was in THE PURSUIT OF HAPPYNESS.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||03/12/2019|
The marketing team must be fuming that Operation Varsity Blues took all the attention away from this trailer. Huffman will never work for Disney, and neither will her daughter, nor her daughter's daughter. A pox on the entire House of Huffman. And House of Loughlin.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||03/12/2019|
Aladdin is supposed to Arabian, so why does the movie look like Hollywood trying to make an Indian Bollywood movie? In fact, Jasmine is played by an Indian woman.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||03/12/2019|
Doesn't the original look like a mélange of Indian, Arabic, and Persian cultures as well?
|by Anonymous||reply 33||03/12/2019|
Might rent it. But definitely not going to the theatre for this. Looks better than earlier trailers but still not good enough. A Whole New World looks good though.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||03/12/2019|
Jasmine is played by a girl who is half white and half Indian to be more accurate r32.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||03/12/2019|
I think this is a better trailer but looks and most definitely WILL be HORRIBLE. Aladdin looks better here but still not cute enough. Jasmine looks bland. Will Smith never should have had a career at all. Please tell me that wasn't Jafar. I DETEST CGI. It is so lazy. "A Whole New World" sounded horrid. Aladdin's vocals sounded fine but the Jasmine sounds flat and autotuned. Where is the pretty soprano? Another fail from Disney in their cash grab of reliving the glory days. PASS. 👎
|by Anonymous||reply 36||03/12/2019|
I'm with R32, how did this story become Indian and Bollywood? Middle Easterners need to start bitching.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||03/12/2019|
All y’all are a bunch a negative bitches - if you don’t like it don’t go see it. Jeez! How miserable are you today that you are bitching about a damn DISNEY movie? Take a happy pill or something.
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|by Anonymous||reply 39||03/12/2019|
Really, r34??!! This looks like a movie that begs to be seen on a big screen. I'm looking forward to it, probably one of the few times I'll pay extra for IMAX.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||03/12/2019|
I've never paid any money to see a Disney remake, and that is not changing. I download them once they are on the net. I refuse to give my money to these creatively defunct lazy money grabs.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||03/12/2019|
Adults who watch this Disney crap are weird IMO.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||03/12/2019|
Will Smith's genie makes me want to barf.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||03/12/2019|
R23- it’s weird, but I had the exact same thought.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||03/12/2019|
I still get hot all over just looking at the beefy Sabu. He was too young to ogle in "The Thief of Bagdad", but four years later, all I can say is show me that purple penis!
|by Anonymous||reply 45||03/12/2019|
I don’t think it looks that bad. And I hate musicals.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||03/12/2019|
R13 nailed it. CGI loads as an attempt at replacing literate dialogue and coherent narrative.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||03/12/2019|
[quote]How would this movie not have "lots of CGI" [R13]?
The same way Splash, ET, Short Circuit, Mac and Me, Alien, Aliens, Avatar, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Jaws, Back to the Future, The Exorcist, Cocoon, Batteries Not Included, Earth Girls are Easy, and The Fly all did it without CGI. Hell, even the Aladdin Broadway show did it fine without CGI.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||03/12/2019|
Aladdin was my favourite childhood film, but this looks like dreck. Especially Will Smith as the genie. Why mess with perfection?
|by Anonymous||reply 49||03/12/2019|
I think it's a BIG mistake that Disney didn't come up with a new story. People will compare this life action feature with the animated movie and thanks to Robin Williams great performance in the animation feature the live action feature will fall short.
|by Anonymous||reply 50||03/12/2019|
This looks like a shitty Bollywood movie, so basically every Bollywood movie. The CGI doesn't look too bad in all honesty, The acting however looks atrocious.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||03/12/2019|
It doesn't matter r50. Beauty and Beast was the same story told with less charm and it printed absurd amounts of money for Disney.
|by Anonymous||reply 52||03/12/2019|
[quote]thanks to Robin Williams great performance in the animation feature the live action feature will fall short.
They should have lifted the Robin Williams soundtrack and put it in this movie with a CGI genie instead of hiring Will Smith.
|by Anonymous||reply 53||03/12/2019|
It has to be an actual live person in the movie, R53. It’s not a cartoon.
|by Anonymous||reply 54||03/12/2019|
Why does it have to be an actual live person? The new Lion King doesn’t have actual live people in it.
|by Anonymous||reply 55||03/12/2019|
What's the opposite of renaissance?
|by Anonymous||reply 56||03/12/2019|
Can they call it "live action" when every image is doctored up with CGI animation?
(Aladdin is pretty hot, though.)
|by Anonymous||reply 57||03/12/2019|
Aladdin is terribly miscast and a horrible actor. Will Smith is, well, Will Smith yet again.
And it will still make a billion dollars.
|by Anonymous||reply 58||03/12/2019|
Aladdin looks like a Puerto Rican twink.
|by Anonymous||reply 59||03/12/2019|
Aladdin comes off dull.
|by Anonymous||reply 60||03/12/2019|
Let's see......a bunch of CGI, and Will Smith.
The only thing left would be for them to add footage of someone to taking a big shit on the set.
|by Anonymous||reply 61||03/12/2019|
You forget the golden rule
Good trailer = bad movie.
|by Anonymous||reply 62||03/12/2019|
Will Smith is enjoyable when playing Will Smith (Hitch, Bad Boys). Much like Drew Barrymore is best when playing a version of herself (50 First, Wedding Singer).
Anything beyond that is too much and doesn’t work.
|by Anonymous||reply 63||03/12/2019|
I like the idea of CGI Genie using Robin Williams. It would have been a sweet tribute to him and played heavily on the nostalgia. Pair that with Avan Jogia as Aladdin and boom. Fuckin idiots at Disney can't do shit right.
|by Anonymous||reply 64||03/12/2019|
Avan Jogia isn’t a raghead, he’s a dothead.
|by Anonymous||reply 65||03/12/2019|
Why didn't Avan get the part? He's far more pretty than Mena Massoud. Is it Guy Ritchie's fault for being straight and unable to detect male beauty?
|by Anonymous||reply 66||03/12/2019|
Verificatia of sizemeat for this Jafar? He's by far the hottest slab of beef in this movie.
|by Anonymous||reply 67||03/12/2019|
The problem is that the CGI is incredibly inept. Lots of movement that defies the laws of physics is okay in animation, but looks terrible in a live-action movie. Plus a lot of the props like the lamp and the rose petals are computer generated and look terrible because they aren't properly integrated into the scene.
|by Anonymous||reply 68||03/13/2019|
The girl playing Jasmine will rise again in a piece of shitt called Charlie's Angels 2019!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 69||03/13/2019|
As already said Avan is not Arab, they would have taken even more heat if BOTH leads were indian instead of arab.
|by Anonymous||reply 70||03/13/2019|
Aladdin was Chinese originally anyway, so this is cultural appropriation on multiple levels.
|by Anonymous||reply 71||03/13/2019|
r48 AVATAR???!!! No GGI??? 80% of the movie was CGI.
|by Anonymous||reply 72||03/13/2019|
Bollywood movies are cheesy with catchy songs. They are fun to watch. This does not look fun to watch.
|by Anonymous||reply 73||03/13/2019|
This is an exercise in corporate branding, nothing more.
|by Anonymous||reply 74||03/13/2019|
To be honest for the most part it does look like a Bollywood production, because only Will Smith has any facial and name recognition.
|by Anonymous||reply 75||03/13/2019|
No movie connoisseur needs more then this
|by Anonymous||reply 76||03/13/2019|
It can't be any worse than that live action remake of Beauty & The Beast. That Harry Potter bitch couldn't sing for shit and ruined the whole thing. Well, Lumiere and his ugly sidekicks didn't help either. Eck. I did enjoy the Jungle Book. I'm most excited about a Hunchback of Notre Dame interpretation. That could be epic if done correctly but, then again, Disney...
|by Anonymous||reply 77||03/13/2019|
[quote]Aladdin comes off dull.
Well they could've cast Zayn Malik.
|by Anonymous||reply 78||03/13/2019|
LOL Zayn Malik is a hardcore drug addict. Dude can't act, is unprofessional. unreliable, and uninsurable.
|by Anonymous||reply 79||03/13/2019|
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|by Anonymous||reply 81||03/13/2019|
Jafar’s voice and Jasmine’s face take me out of it. Jafar sounds like a failed pedo trying to abduct a little kid, and Jasmine looks too Indian for me to believe she’s Arab.
|by Anonymous||reply 82||03/13/2019|
[quote]Jasmine looks too Indian for me to believe she’s Arab.
Its all the same to us.
|by Anonymous||reply 83||03/13/2019|
As far as unnecessary live action remakes of animated films go, this one looks decent!
I don’t understand why Disney is releasing The Lion King less than two months after this though (which itself is coming two months after Dumbo). Talk about flooding the market. It all seems overkill. They should pace themselves and limit their remakes to one or two a year.
|by Anonymous||reply 84||03/13/2019|
r12 That is an abomination.
|by Anonymous||reply 85||03/14/2019|
R83 My boyfriend actually said that. He said "close enough".
|by Anonymous||reply 86||03/14/2019|
Isis beheaded his own daughter because of it. sad
|by Anonymous||reply 87||03/14/2019|
The action scenes make this seem like it could be good.
|by Anonymous||reply 88||03/14/2019|
British people have been playing Romans forever and nobody gives a shit, who cares about an Indian girl playing an Arab?
|by Anonymous||reply 89||03/14/2019|
It looks like zone-out fun; enjoyable and nostalgia jogging. I like looking at the Aladdin. I'd watch!
|by Anonymous||reply 90||03/14/2019|
like many others, I avoid anything with fug will smith in it..
this movie a tax write off? they know smith movies are flop a roonies
|by Anonymous||reply 91||03/14/2019|
Smith is many things but he is not fig.
|by Anonymous||reply 92||03/15/2019|
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|by Anonymous||reply 94||03/15/2019|
Sorry but the Jasmine actress looks nothing how Jasmine should look! Nothing.
Aladdin is miscast.
I don’t mind Will Smith as Genie cause he has amazing charisma and charm and energy when his “Will Smith” is on full blast.
And not for nothing, Robin Williams was just Robin Williams as Genie. Same criticism your giving to the black actor.
|by Anonymous||reply 95||03/15/2019|
Will Smith is NOT FUG
|by Anonymous||reply 96||03/15/2019|
Just as long as they don’t hold Alfonso Ribiero hostage.
|by Anonymous||reply 97||03/15/2019|
Will Smith is annoying as hell.
|by Anonymous||reply 98||03/15/2019|
I think Will Smith is fug too AND annoying as hell. HATE HIM..
|by Anonymous||reply 99||03/15/2019|
Are they adding songs from the Broadway production?
|by Anonymous||reply 100||03/16/2019|
Fug, smug, and untalented, a mugging, smirking buffoon.
|by Anonymous||reply 101||03/16/2019|
The actress playing Jasmine is horribly miscast. As far as Indians go, Priyanka Chopra would have worked better if she were younger.
|by Anonymous||reply 102||03/16/2019|
Well, at least the former Persian SNL cast member is playing Jasmine's slave.
|by Anonymous||reply 103||03/17/2019|
|by Anonymous||reply 104||03/17/2019|
Persad Nasim is in this??
|by Anonymous||reply 105||03/17/2019|
[quote]LOL Zayn Malik is a hardcore drug addict. Dude can't act, is unprofessional. unreliable, and uninsurable.
He could've played Aladdin Sane.
|by Anonymous||reply 106||03/17/2019|
[quote]As far as Indians go, Priyanka Chopra would have worked better if she were younger.
YAAAS!! Priyanka for Jasmine and Nick Jonas for Aladdin!
|by Anonymous||reply 107||03/17/2019|
|by Anonymous||reply 108||03/17/2019|
[quote]Everything I once liked about Disney has been blandified into sterilized mediocrity.
Perfect description of the Jasmine actress. Nothing about her stands out in any way, despite her generic prettiness.
|by Anonymous||reply 109||03/17/2019|
Alia Bhatt would have been a better casting than Priyanka IMO. She's seasoned but she can do cute. Comes complete with dimples.
|by Anonymous||reply 110||03/17/2019|
After seeing "Maleficent," I felt like I'd been beaten over the head for two hours with a CGI stick. This kind of looks the same.
|by Anonymous||reply 111||03/17/2019|
The girl playing Jasmine has a good agent- she's also in the upcoming, "Charlie's Angels". Say what you will about Will, he's fantastic to work with- he treats the whole crew incredibly well, and always has a positive cheerleader attitude, like Dwayne Johnson.
|by Anonymous||reply 112||03/17/2019|
Naomie Scott (Jasmine) also was the Pink Ranger in the Power Rangers reboot film.
|by Anonymous||reply 113||03/17/2019|
She's very forgettable like all "actors" of today. They are good looking but in a very bland generic way. It fits the CGI/Digital era. Just cold. No charm, no soul, no warmth, no sex appeal, or authenticity. They really just don't build sets anymore. Haha. Just green screen ALL DAY.
|by Anonymous||reply 114||03/18/2019|
r37 Middle Easterns can't even bitch about it because the original was set in China.
They actually should have made it Indian and full-blown Bollywood, at least it'd have been something different.
One of my favorite fairy tale live adaptations was Snow White that didn't take itself seriously and had a Bollywood scene in the epilogue.
|by Anonymous||reply 115||03/18/2019|
R115, I was torn about seeing that adaptation because of Julia Roberts, but it is Tarsem and Eiko, so I knew it would look sumptuous. Seeing that little clip made me want to see it.
|by Anonymous||reply 116||03/18/2019|
Wait a minute, is that Army Hammer dancing?
|by Anonymous||reply 117||03/18/2019|
I heard Emma Stone is in the running to play the title role in the Mulan remake.
|by Anonymous||reply 118||03/18/2019|
Why does Emma Stone always get shit for playing Asian but that bitch Alison Brie gets a free pass?
|by Anonymous||reply 119||03/18/2019|
Is Disney hiding their Scandinavian prince in the marketing for Aladdin?
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|by Anonymous||reply 122||03/18/2019|
he is not cute
|by Anonymous||reply 123||03/18/2019|
|by Anonymous||reply 124||03/18/2019|
for gods sake why is that goon smith in this? he aint had a hit in 25 years.....are scientologists in charge of the mess?
|by Anonymous||reply 125||Last Tuesday at 2:23 AM|
Oh no, Jafar has tendrils.
|by Anonymous||reply 126||Last Tuesday at 2:35 AM|