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Aladdin teaser introduces Will Smith’s blue Genie

February 11th, 2019 | by vBollywood Author

Disney just debuted a more detailed look at the upcoming live-action Aladdin film. Directed by Guy Ritchie (Sherlock Holmes series), the film is in line with 1992 animated film of the same name. John August has co-written the screenplay with Ritchie.

The clip features — the classic blue Genie, played by Will Smith. But its CGI looks detailed work.

The teaser begins with a stunning shot of a moonlit desert, and we see people riding on camels trundling across it. The orchestral arrangement of the classic theme music plays in the background. Marwen Kenzari’s villainous Jafar asks Aladdin to hand over the lamp.

Agrabah, the location of the story, is a thing of beauty in the teaser. The city looks crowded, lived-in — in short, like a real city. Some achievement this, making a city’s CGI believable in shots. Great efforts by Disney. Naomi Scott’s Princess Jasmine appears with her pet tiger Rajah padding behind.

A brief shot shows Aladdin inside the cave. The final scene showcases him rubbing the lamp and the Genie coming out as a blue tornado, and the look of Smith’s character is disappointing. “You really don’t know who I am?” he asks Aladdin. “Genies, wishes, lamps — none of that ringing a bell?”

The film is presently in post-production, it is certain that the final look will be enhanced, character animation is from the last decade.

Aladdin releases on May 24, 2019.

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