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Video+Review: TNTM’s Aladdin review, audience reaction at Alamo Drafthouse

When they announced a live action remake of Disney’s beloved Aladdin, I have to admit I was a bit skeptical. They did a great job with Jungle Book, but dropped the ball with Dumbo.

Then the early trailers showing an extremely blue Will Smith had a lot of people up in arms. The backlash from that trailer online was crazy.

I walked into Aladdin expecting to be underwhelmed. After the first 20 minutes I have to admit I was really liking the direction they were taking. There were a few changes from the original cartoon, but that is okay. I don’t want to see a scene for scene reshoot of something I have already seen.

There were some new characters and some new songs. I particularly like how they made Jasmine a much more independent and strong female character rather than just the object of Aladdin’s affection.

I also like that they didn’t whitewash the movie. They didn’t go out and cast a bunch of popular white characters to try to sell the movie on their names. For me, it made the movie that much better.

Let’s talk about Will Smith as the Genie. Robin Williams left some big shoes to fill in that role. I was concerned if Will Smith was up to the task of making the character his own while still paying homage to the original frantic nature that Robin Williams brought to the table.

Overall, I was very impressed with Will Smith’s version of the Genie. He brought just enough crazy to counter-balance the all powerful aspect. I really connected with the Genie and found him to be a likeable character. Kudos to Will Smith.

You don’t have to take my word for it though. All of the audience members we spoke to, both young and old, really enjoyed Aladdin. It was a great movie from beginning to end. If you like the classic Disney cartoons, you won’t be disappointed with this live action remake.

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Video: Will Smith is a Blue Genie in Disney’s Aladdin live action remake

Disney’s animated Aladdin was a huge success. Casting Robin Williams as the genie turned out to be a great idea. Robin’s animated mannerisms fit the genie’s persona perfectly. His portrayal of the genie was iconic.

Disney is in the midst of making “live action” remakes of a lot of their popular titles. I put live action in quotes as they still rely heavily on CGI. They dropped the newest trailer for Aladdin with Will Smith portraying the genie.

Not only did they make him blue, but they CGI’d his face onto a big, buff genie body. Something about the look draws you right out of the trailer. The appearance is a bit jarring to the eyes.

When Marvel first showed early clips of Thanos, people complained about his appearance as well. Marvel took note and went back in and improved the CGI to the point that you believe his character is there in the movie.

Let’s hope Disney does the same with the genie and makes him blend into the movie better.

Do you agree with us about how Will Smith looks as a CGI genie in the trailer? Or do you not mind his appearance? Let us know in the comments.

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Video NerdNews: Star Wars, Bandersnatch, Bird Box, Stranger Things, and more

Talk Nerdy to Me is your weekly Nerd News update.  This week we discuss the following items:

Live Action Aladdin
Netflix Bandersnatch
IG-88 on Mandalorian series
Titans on DC streaming service
Happy season 2
Bird Box
Punisher season 2 on Netflix
Captain Marvel’s cat
Holmes and Watson
Stranger Things season 3
Zombieland 2

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