“Whenever you’re doing things that are iconic, it’s always terrifying,” Will Smith told Entertainment Weekly back in December, speaking of playing the genie in Disney’s live-action Aladdin. And he wasn’t kidding. This is indeed terrifying.
Boasting an uncomfortably burly form with the Fresh Prince’s face crudely pasted atop, the new genie emerges like a shart: shockingly disgusting if also exactly what we should have expected when we heard the noises Smith was making over Robin Williams’ grave. While Smith now is at least blue—unlike in the earlier shots of his character—that azure dye leaves a stain that will never leave the retinas. You can see it in dead eyes of Smith and his nearly comatose co-stars. The cobalt crap Avatar took in our toilet of a world has overflown with predictably gross consequences. The sight. The smell. It will never leave. It will never leave.