People have turned Will Smith’s blue Genie from the live-action ‘Aladdin’ movie into a hilarious yet ‘terrifying’ meme
A new trailer for Disney’s live-action remake of “Aladdin” premiered during the Grammys on Sunday night.
It gave fans their first clear look at Will Smith as the iconic blue Genie.
People were quick to react with shock and horror — and the image has now become a meme online.
Disney is working its way through a roster of live-action remakes of its classic animated movies, and “Aladdin” is next on deck.
Following the release of a new trailer during Sunday night’s Grammy Awards, as INSIDER’s Kim Renfro previously reported, people are feeling dubious about the choice to do a live-action cast with a CGI version of Will Smith as the iconic Genie. Many people found the blue body with Smith’s face imposed on top either “terrifying” or just downright uncanny.
A few days later, fans have had some time to sit with the image — and, as with anything mildly off-putting on the internet, it’s become a ubiquitous meme.
Some viewers came up with hilariously accurate comparisons.
This looks like an auto insurance commercial that comes on at 2 am pic.twitter.com/RNyTNAgMBK
— Matt Buechele (@mattbooshell) February 11, 2019
Will Smith as the genie looks like what one of those kids from the 90’s Fruit Gushers commercials would look like if they never found a cure for their fruit curse.
— Jhonen Vasquez (@JhonenV) February 11, 2019
— Matthew Mojica (@BoxingSins) February 11, 2019
Cant top the original… pic.twitter.com/vMMPfyupXI
— @JWInfo (@JWInfo) February 11, 2019
Same energy pic.twitter.com/knN8TXWn8F
— Octo! (@Octopimp) February 11, 2019
The Will Smith genie looks like it’s airbrushed on an unlicensed rollercoaster that dislocates …read more
Source:: Business Insider