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New Aladdin trailer is so bad, ISIS has declared jihad against it

Is the CGI supposed to make your eyes burn?

by Anonymousreply 126Last 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 Anonymousreply 103/12/2019

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 Anonymousreply 203/12/2019

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 Anonymousreply 303/12/2019

Looks good to me, I'll see it

by Anonymousreply 403/12/2019

Why does the Aladdin look 35?

by Anonymousreply 503/12/2019

This actually looks pretty good. Jafar is tragic though.

by Anonymousreply 603/12/2019

The animated Jafar was clearly modeled after Conrad Veidt in "The Thief of Baghdad" (though without the blue eyes and High German accent.)

by Anonymousreply 703/12/2019

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 Anonymousreply 803/12/2019

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 Anonymousreply 903/12/2019

[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 Anonymousreply 1003/12/2019

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 Anonymousreply 1103/12/2019

No adaptation could possibly top this.

by Anonymousreply 1203/12/2019

It looks terrible-- choppy cuts of action sequences with lots of CGI. Just like every other movie that comes out today.

by Anonymousreply 1303/12/2019

How would this movie not have "lots of CGI" r13?

by Anonymousreply 1403/12/2019

Gah! Can you imagine how loud that fucking thing is going to be in IMAX?

by Anonymousreply 1503/12/2019

[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 Anonymousreply 1603/12/2019

I don't think either Jasmine or Aladdin are pretty enough.

by Anonymousreply 1703/12/2019

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 Anonymousreply 1803/12/2019

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 Anonymousreply 1903/12/2019

People who use terms like "haters" have the emotional development of a 13 year old. DL used to be better than that.

by Anonymousreply 2003/12/2019

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 Anonymousreply 2103/12/2019

I'm no Disney fan but this looks fantastic

by Anonymousreply 2203/12/2019

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 Anonymousreply 2303/12/2019

[quote]A good jihad against everything Disney would be great.

You’re 55 years too late for that.

by Anonymousreply 2403/12/2019

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 Anonymousreply 2503/12/2019

Aladdin looks awesome. The Dumbo one looks lame tbh.

by Anonymousreply 2603/12/2019

Will Smith is just doing his same old Will Smith schtick. Awful.

by Anonymousreply 2703/12/2019

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 Anonymousreply 2803/12/2019

Dumbo looks fantastic.....I think it will return Tim Burton to form.

by Anonymousreply 2903/12/2019

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 Anonymousreply 3003/12/2019

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 Anonymousreply 3103/12/2019

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 Anonymousreply 3203/12/2019

Doesn't the original look like a mélange of Indian, Arabic, and Persian cultures as well?

by Anonymousreply 3303/12/2019

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 Anonymousreply 3403/12/2019

Jasmine is played by a girl who is half white and half Indian to be more accurate r32.

by Anonymousreply 3503/12/2019

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 Anonymousreply 3603/12/2019

I'm with R32, how did this story become Indian and Bollywood? Middle Easterners need to start bitching.

by Anonymousreply 3703/12/2019

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 Anonymousreply 3903/12/2019

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 Anonymousreply 4003/12/2019

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 Anonymousreply 4103/12/2019

Adults who watch this Disney crap are weird IMO.

by Anonymousreply 4203/12/2019

Will Smith's genie makes me want to barf.

by Anonymousreply 4303/12/2019

R23- it’s weird, but I had the exact same thought.

by Anonymousreply 4403/12/2019

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 Anonymousreply 4503/12/2019

I don’t think it looks that bad. And I hate musicals.

by Anonymousreply 4603/12/2019

R13 nailed it. CGI loads as an attempt at replacing literate dialogue and coherent narrative.

by Anonymousreply 4703/12/2019

[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 Anonymousreply 4803/12/2019

Aladdin was my favourite childhood film, but this looks like dreck. Especially Will Smith as the genie. Why mess with perfection?

by Anonymousreply 4903/12/2019

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 Anonymousreply 5003/12/2019

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 Anonymousreply 5103/12/2019

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 Anonymousreply 5203/12/2019

[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 Anonymousreply 5303/12/2019

It has to be an actual live person in the movie, R53. It’s not a cartoon.

by Anonymousreply 5403/12/2019

Why does it have to be an actual live person? The new Lion King doesn’t have actual live people in it.

by Anonymousreply 5503/12/2019

What's the opposite of renaissance?

by Anonymousreply 5603/12/2019

Can they call it "live action" when every image is doctored up with CGI animation?

(Aladdin is pretty hot, though.)

by Anonymousreply 5703/12/2019

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 Anonymousreply 5803/12/2019

Aladdin looks like a Puerto Rican twink.

by Anonymousreply 5903/12/2019

Aladdin comes off dull.

by Anonymousreply 6003/12/2019

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 Anonymousreply 6103/12/2019

You forget the golden rule

Good trailer = bad movie.

by Anonymousreply 6203/12/2019

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 Anonymousreply 6303/12/2019

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 Anonymousreply 6403/12/2019

Avan Jogia isn’t a raghead, he’s a dothead.

by Anonymousreply 6503/12/2019

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 Anonymousreply 6603/12/2019

Verificatia of sizemeat for this Jafar? He's by far the hottest slab of beef in this movie.

by Anonymousreply 6703/12/2019

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 Anonymousreply 6803/13/2019

The girl playing Jasmine will rise again in a piece of shitt called Charlie's Angels 2019!!!

by Anonymousreply 6903/13/2019

As already said Avan is not Arab, they would have taken even more heat if BOTH leads were indian instead of arab.

by Anonymousreply 7003/13/2019

Aladdin was Chinese originally anyway, so this is cultural appropriation on multiple levels.

by Anonymousreply 7103/13/2019

r48 AVATAR???!!! No GGI??? 80% of the movie was CGI.

by Anonymousreply 7203/13/2019

Bollywood movies are cheesy with catchy songs. They are fun to watch. This does not look fun to watch.

by Anonymousreply 7303/13/2019

This is an exercise in corporate branding, nothing more.

by Anonymousreply 7403/13/2019

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 Anonymousreply 7503/13/2019

No movie connoisseur needs more then this

by Anonymousreply 7603/13/2019

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 Anonymousreply 7703/13/2019

[quote]Aladdin comes off dull.

Well they could've cast Zayn Malik.

by Anonymousreply 7803/13/2019

LOL Zayn Malik is a hardcore drug addict. Dude can't act, is unprofessional. unreliable, and uninsurable.

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by Anonymousreply 8103/13/2019

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 Anonymousreply 8203/13/2019

[quote]Jasmine looks too Indian for me to believe she’s Arab.

Its all the same to us.

by Anonymousreply 8303/13/2019

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 Anonymousreply 8403/13/2019

r12 That is an abomination.

by Anonymousreply 8503/14/2019

R83 My boyfriend actually said that. He said "close enough".

by Anonymousreply 8603/14/2019

Isis beheaded his own daughter because of it. sad

by Anonymousreply 8703/14/2019

The action scenes make this seem like it could be good.

by Anonymousreply 8803/14/2019

British people have been playing Romans forever and nobody gives a shit, who cares about an Indian girl playing an Arab?

by Anonymousreply 8903/14/2019

It looks like zone-out fun; enjoyable and nostalgia jogging. I like looking at the Aladdin. I'd watch!

by Anonymousreply 9003/14/2019

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 Anonymousreply 9103/14/2019

Smith is many things but he is not fig.

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by Anonymousreply 9403/15/2019

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 Anonymousreply 9503/15/2019

Will Smith is NOT FUG

by Anonymousreply 9603/15/2019

Just as long as they don’t hold Alfonso Ribiero hostage.

by Anonymousreply 9703/15/2019

Will Smith is annoying as hell.

by Anonymousreply 9803/15/2019

I think Will Smith is fug too AND annoying as hell. HATE HIM..

by Anonymousreply 9903/15/2019

Are they adding songs from the Broadway production?

by Anonymousreply 10003/16/2019

Fug, smug, and untalented, a mugging, smirking buffoon.

by Anonymousreply 10103/16/2019

The actress playing Jasmine is horribly miscast. As far as Indians go, Priyanka Chopra would have worked better if she were younger.

by Anonymousreply 10203/16/2019

Well, at least the former Persian SNL cast member is playing Jasmine's slave.

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by Anonymousreply 10403/17/2019

Persad Nasim is in this??

by Anonymousreply 10503/17/2019

[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 Anonymousreply 10603/17/2019

[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 Anonymousreply 10703/17/2019

*Jean Genie

by Anonymousreply 10803/17/2019

[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 Anonymousreply 10903/17/2019

Alia Bhatt would have been a better casting than Priyanka IMO. She's seasoned but she can do cute. Comes complete with dimples.

by Anonymousreply 11003/17/2019

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 Anonymousreply 11103/17/2019

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 Anonymousreply 11203/17/2019

Naomie Scott (Jasmine) also was the Pink Ranger in the Power Rangers reboot film.

by Anonymousreply 11303/17/2019

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 Anonymousreply 11403/18/2019

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 Anonymousreply 11503/18/2019

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 Anonymousreply 11603/18/2019

Wait a minute, is that Army Hammer dancing?

by Anonymousreply 11703/18/2019

I heard Emma Stone is in the running to play the title role in the Mulan remake.

by Anonymousreply 11803/18/2019

Why does Emma Stone always get shit for playing Asian but that bitch Alison Brie gets a free pass?

by Anonymousreply 11903/18/2019

Is Disney hiding their Scandinavian prince in the marketing for Aladdin?

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by Anonymousreply 12203/18/2019

he is not cute

by Anonymousreply 12303/18/2019

Double chin

by Anonymousreply 12403/18/2019

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 Anonymousreply 125Last Tuesday at 2:23 AM

Oh no, Jafar has tendrils.

by Anonymousreply 126Last Tuesday at 2:35 AM
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