The first look at Disney's live-action Aladdin is here and the memes are savage

19 December 2018, 16:22 | Updated: 19 December 2018, 17:28

By Sam Prance

From Genie (Will Smith) and Aladdin's (Mena Massoud) costumes to hot Jafar (Marwan Kenzari), the internet has thoughts...

Disney is really coming through with their live-action remakes right now. Over the past few years alone, the popular company has blessed us with new adaptations of animated classics including the likes of The Jungle Book, Beauty and the Beast and Sleeping Beauty. Not to mention, we've also got a new version of The Lion King incoming with performances by megastars including the likes of Beyoncé and Donald Glover.

It's Aladdin that is on everyone's lips right now though. The film is set to come out in cinemas on May 24th 2019 and Disney has finally given us a first look at the movie. Will Smith debuted a poster for the film on October 10th and a teaser came out just hours later but now Entertainment Weekly has published a first look at the characters in the film and, to put it bluntly, it looks like the internet hates what it's seen so far.

Check out the hilarious Aladdin memes and reactions below.

The funniest Aladdin first look live-action film memes
The funniest Aladdin first look live-action film memes. Picture: Entertainment Weekly // Disney

The film has already received criticism for its casting (half-British, half-Gurjarati Indian actress Naomi Scott is acting the role of Jasmine instead of an actual Middle Eastern actress) and browning-up actors (for real). However, now that we have been given a first look at the movie, people are dragging the look and vibe of the film in general and other specifics.

With that in mind, here are just a few of the funniest Aladdin memes and reactions.

Here is the first look.


The poster gives off a certain vibe.

The accuracy.

Well... many vibes.

For one month only.

It's Will Smith's look that everyone is stuck on though.

This ain't it chief.

People are not feeling it at all.

Way harsh, Tai.

The hairstyle is giving people anxiety.

No comment.

Lots of people actually.


Then there are those who are confused as to why Genie's not blue.

This makes no sense.

Dreams have been killed.

In another life.

Fans are already editing the poster.

The internet never sleeps.

Will has since explained that Genie will be blue in most of the film though.

That's better.

Still this doesn't take away from the fact that Aladdin is not shirtless.


Layers? In this economy?

Our poor sweet hero.

It's just disrespectful to be honest.


In fact, live-action Jafar (Marwan Kenzari) is more popular than Aladdin.

Mena is a snacc too so we blame wardrobe.

The thirst is real.

Oh my.

Jafarizers can I get an amen?

We're crying.

In other news, this photo is ripe for Fresh Prince memes.


However, hype for the film has died down.


Aladdin comes out in cinemas worldwide on May 24th 2019.

What do you think? Will you be watching it?