"Aladdin" Trailer Is A Frustrating Reminder That Will Smith Is Not Truly Blue

"Aladdin" Trailer Is A Frustrating Reminder That Will Smith Is Not Truly Blue

In 1992, Bill Clinton had just been elected as America's favorite stocky sax player, Michael Keaton was safeguarding the Batman franchise from the future ruin of George Clooney, and, most importantly, Disney released the original Aladdin.

Fast forward to 2019, however, and Bill Clinton keeps getting into shape to become the "First Gentleman" in the White House, Ben Affleck's Batman made George Clooney's look fine, and, as we all saw yesterday, Will Smith is too 3D to play Aladdin's favorite, blue life coach.During Sunday's Grammys, Disney debuted the first full trailer for Guy Ritchie's live-action version of Aladdin, starring Mena Massoud as Aladdin, Naomi Scott as Jasmine, and Marwan Kenzari as Jafar. But it's Will Smith as a bloated, blue CGI Genie that's prompting fans to react as if human progress is a lie and this reality is an alternate ending to Aladdin after Jafar trapped us all in the lamp.The breakdown of why we hate it:
1. He's just so blueWhen the first teaser images of the film were released in October, people were put off by how much Will Smith-as-Genie resembled plain Will Smith. In response, the actor promised that the film would preserve the iconic face of the original character (voiced by the masterful Robin Williams) with CGI technology. So when Smith posted the full trailer on Sunday, he thought he'd made good on his word, "I told y'all I was gon' be Blue!!