Extended Aladdin Preview Features Will Smith’s Show-Stopping Prince Ali Performance
Disney released a new clip and TV commercial for the live-action film Aladdin two who rely heavily on Will Smith's genius. This is the second remake of this genre that Disney announced this year, with criticism of Tim Burton on Dumbo who hit the cinemas last March for a somewhat mixed response. They also have Jon Favreau's book The King Lion en route for July, which seems to be a huge box office giant. Aladdin meanwhile, seems to be a kind of joker. These new sequences could end up confusing the minds of potential moviegoers.
The clip and the television spot are both very grandiose. Starting with the clip, we see Will Smith's Genie, in his human form, playing a new version of the song Prince Ali made famous by the animated classic of 1992. The footage is extremely colorful and the sequence reflects the same scene from the animated version of Aladdin . Smith brings some of his sensibilities to the melody, but it's not surprisingly so different. However, he does not really understand the song so much, compared to the way it was played by Robin Williams. There is a noticeable lack of energy.
The television spot focuses heavily on the transformation of Aladdin (Mena Massoud) into a prince, allowing him to win the title. affection of Princess Jasmine (Naomi Scott). Once again, we see a ton of Will Smith and what he will bring to Genie. He always has that wacky and random quality. But it is very clear that director Guy Ritchie has looked into Smith's personality and let him do something new with it. Also present here, just like the clip, is the big scape. Everything is extremely colorful. If nothing else, it will definitely be a great movie.
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In the end, those who are not. t already sold on Will Smith's blue genie, which was scrutinized during the first revelation, will probably not be influenced by these new sequences. That said, it seems that Disney has done a decent job by reversing at least a little the negative trend. The most recent spots made the movie a lot more fun and a lot less shocking than the first trailers. But will that translate into box office success?
Previously, Disney was very successful with these adaptations, with Beauty and the Beast breaking the $ 1 billion mark in the world and The Jungle Book approaching this mark. Aladdin due out on May 24, is currently seeking about $ 80 million for the opening weekend, which would be a good start. It depends largely on the reaction of the critics. Watch the video and the new TV spot on the Walt Disney Studios YouTube channel below.