Jeremy has spoken.
As many of you know, Aladdin, the live-action movie, is hitting theatres v soon.
Of course, for many of us, it is a bit of a bittersweet welcome. Aladdin is one of the core Disney movies we all used to pop into the VCR growing up as kids. It’s not just another Frozen or Tangled, Aladdin is sacred OG Disney. Will Smith is literally the best but replacing Robin Williams as Genie? Uff, now those are big shoes to fill. So as you can imagine, the movie started making headlines before it even went into production.
People were pissed over casting,
jasmine is arab. not half-white/indian. just in case y'all forgot btw. https://t.co/QBXgH5jXP8
— h (@lovetony3000) July 15, 2017
And the fact that this was the first trailer to the movie.
So far it’s hard to tell whether or not the world is excited about this film or absolutely dreading its release. And it seems one pseudo-Pakistani, Jeremey McLellan, is particularly not happy about the latest clip release.
‘Aladdin’ just released a new clip from the movie and comedian Jeremy McLellan is not happy about it.
If I say the Ayat al-Kursi will this go away https://t.co/3eIE1xMszP
— Jeremy McLellan (@JeremyMcLellan) May 14, 2019
McLellan, for those of you who don’t know, is a prized Pakistani foreign obsession. A stand up-comedian turned basically honorary citizen, Jeremy McLellan is also an official ‘Pindi Boy Ambassador.’ After a trip or so to Pakistan, McLellan has won the hearts of many all over the country with his keen sense of what Pakistanis love and cherish. Cricket and Mangoes. Apart from that, his consistent commentary on Pakistani goings-on is always super spot on pretty hilarious.
SO! No surprise Jeremy had something to say about Aladdin and also no surprise that Pakistanis agreed with him.
Its should be in chains these days, its ramdan.
— rizwan (@rizwanizm) May 14, 2019
Looks like a parody..and the costumes are the worst lol🤦♀️
— Adóre Marjia (@Adore_Marzia) May 14, 2019
Aladdin from Compton! Astaghfarullaah!
— AliaG (@AliaG71377429) May 15, 2019
Of course, some were optimistic about the movie and even the clip shared!
Why Jeremy !!! Will Smith’s take on genie is actually not bad I always thought no one can replace robin Williams but this guy has a new take on genie ❤️
— LMA (@LMA_007) May 14, 2019
It is not as bad. My 6 years old loves this so I think it's ok. U can still try.
— khanum jan (@anumjan) May 15, 2019
I mean, look. I LOVE Aladdin. I love everything it teaches and the songs and the entire world created in the enchanted city of Agrabah. But honestly, wtf was that. The effects were nowhere near what I thought they were going to be and don’t hate me but Will Smith was definitely off key for most of that song.
Also, WHO IS THAT CHARACTER TALKING TO JASMINE?
That was NOT in the original and adding another CHARACTER? WTF?
Anyway, though Jeremy was on to something with the Ayat-ul-Kursi plan, let’s hope that the final film will be enough to fall in love with the 2019 version of Aladdin.
Have you seen the clip? Watch it here!
What do you think? Is the movie going to be a success? Let us know what you think in the comments below. Love you.
Cover photo source: IGN Via Twitter/@JeremyMcLellan