‘Aladdin’s Will Smith Performs ‘Prince Ali’ That Falls Flat For Some Disney Fans3 min read

Disney has revealed a new clip from its live-action Aladdin film that shows Will Smith putting his spin on the song, Prince Ali.

The footage opens with Smith introducing ‘Prince Ali’, who’s actually ‘Aladdin’ (Mena Massoud) behind the flamboyant ensemble. The comedian, who plays ‘Genie’ in the remake, makes a grand entrance with dancers and musicians in hopes of impressing ‘Princess Jasmine’ (Naomi Scott) while ‘Prince Ali’ trails along atop an elephant.

The song was originally performed by Robin Williams for the original 1992 Disney animation.

Smith’s rendition of Prince Ali has garnered mixed reactions on social media, with some labeling it “lifeless” and “boring.” One Twitter user says, “this just doesn’t work,” while a disappointed Twitter user comments that the remake “seems to have drained the magic and fun” out of the original film.

Some Twitter users, on the other hand, think Smith’s modern version is great, and viewers should give him a chance. Read more tweets below.

[via Global News, opening image via Entertainment Access]