Disney drop first full-length trailer for new Aladdin movie, but fans are divided

Disney drop first full-length trailer for new Aladdin movie, but fans are divided

One of the most anticipated cinematic releases of the year is Disney's live-action remake of the beloved 1992 classic, Aladdin. It is the latest in a slew of remakes, which, because of how popular the originals are, have been divisive, to say the least.

When people got their first glimpse of Will Smith's Genie, the majority were not impressed, with Screen Rant going as far as to describe the character as "looking bad" and being a problem that Disney "could not ignore".

However, now that the first full-length trailer has been released, opinions have gone from being totally negative to thoroughly divided: 

Aside from Will Smith's role as Genie, the movie stars Mena Massoud as Aladdin and Naomi Scott as Princess Jasmine.

The trailer opens with a recreation of the iconic animated scene that features Aladdin running through the Agrabah marketplace with stolen goods, before being tempted into the cave of wonders by Jafar, who is played by Marwan Kenzari.

Fans also get their first look (and listen) at the 'Friend Like Me' and 'A Whole New World' numbers, which literally sent goosebumps up and down my body.

For some fans, the new trailer was enough to quell any doubts that they had about the remake:

For others, their dismay that Disney was remaking yet another classic did not wane.

Indeed, a number of the live-action remakes, such as Beauty and the Beast, have been box office successes, but received less than flattering reviews.

One particular detail of the trailer which fans took umbrage with was the fact that Aladdin was wearing a shirt:

Some fans even criticized the movie for not casting actors racially appropriate to the roles:

What do you think of the remake? Has it piqued your interest or will you be giving this remake a miss?

Aladdin is set to be released in theatres across the US on May 24.