Disney’s 1992 Aladdin came out in cinema when I was a child, it filled me with inspiration, to the point where my friends and I didn’t play “house”, we played “street rats”. It was my favourite film growing up, so when I heard it was going to be turned into a live action film, I was super excited and nervous. Excited to see what innovation they’d bring to it, and nervous they might get it wrong.

I wasn’t encouraged when the first teaser for the film released. In fact, I was even more nervous that it was going to be bad. Really bad. Especially when the internet blew up over the crappy CGI of Will Smith’s Genie. It was enough to put me off the film, prefering to pretend it didn’t exist.

But then today’s trailer dropped and hope was restored. The Genie doesn’t actually look bad, and the world building we get a glimpse of makes me want to go there, like now.

One thing I think they’ve done well in this trailer is using the iconic songs those of us who grew up watching it, loved the most. Like it actually gave me goosebumps. And now I’m totally on board, I can’t wait to see this creative new version of Aladdin.

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