“But, oh, to be free! Not to have to go “Poof! What do you need?”, “Poof! What do you need?”, “Poof! What do you need?” To be my own master. Such a thing would be greater than all the magic and all the treasures in all the world! But what am I talking about? Let’s get real here, it’s not gonna happen. Genie, wake up and smell the hummus.” -Genie
Alright guys, hang on to your flying carpets, because we are about to set off for the ride of our lives!!! That’s right, the Genie has been unleashed from the lamp, and granting you your first wish. What wish? Well…how about a live-action prequel to one of Walt Disney Studios’ most beloved classics—Aladdin!!
Genie of the LAAAAAAMP! Yup, it’s happening. Disney has officially announced the prequel GENIES. First of all, I’m excited! I love that Disney has been going back to their classics and redoing them into live-action while twisting their stories a bit. Although a lot of people didn’t enjoy Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland(the first live-action in these new installments) I found it FANTASTIC! I couldn’t even have imagined a better person than Burton. I think he did wonderfully in capturing Disney’s animated feature and Lewis Carroll’s original masterpiece. With that said, I wasn’t impressed with Maleficent. At least, it wasn’t what I was hoping for. Cinderella was cute, but I won’t find myself running to purchase a copy. I’m really excited for Emma Watson in her role as Belle from the live-ation Beauty and the Beast (still hoping this will be an untold story explaining Beast’s background like Disney had originally promised). And now Genies!!
For this to work we need to have a Genie that has the same spirit of Robin Williams. I mean, let’s face it, Williams was the soul of the animated film. Although I’m extremely skeptical of another actor as Genie, I am still very excited for the untold story about how Genie managed to get himself trapped in the lamp and how that lamp found its way into the Cave of Wonders. Please, oh please, be good! Because the film is still in the beginning stages there is much we don’t know about the movie.
If anyone knows something I don’t, please share. I need to know! How does everyone else feel about the movie concept?
Oops! I almost forgot. The supposed plan is for Genies to be the prequel to a live-action Aladdin.
*Screams like a school girl.
Ladies and gentlemen, it’s a whole new world—Pun intended— ; )