You probably know that Disney is releasing a live-action version of the animated classic Aladdin later this month, and fans have been anticipating the movie for a ~while~. Disney / youtube.com But it hasn't been without its controversy. Like, when Entertainment Weekly revealed our first look at the main cast in character, people noticed something about Will Smith's genie. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com Namely, he uh...wasn't blue. Nick Bosworth @NickMBosworth *upon seeing Will Smith as Genie for the first time* #Aladdin 01:01 PM - 19 Dec 2018 Reply Retweet Favorite (He later clarified on Instagram that he will, in fact, be blue for at least part of the movie.) Well, now a new clip has been released of Will Smith singing the iconic song "Prince Ali": IGN @IGN Watch Will Smith perform "Prince Ali" in this new clip from #Aladdin! 04:02 AM - 14 May 2019 Reply Retweet Favorite The clip is only about a minute long, but I think it's safe to say people have some very strong thoughts about it. Walt Disney Studios / Twitter: @IGN The majority of complaints came from people who said the scene didn't match up to the fast-paced, super-fun tone of the original. gavin 🧸 @belovedearly how could they make prince ali so BORING :( it’s one of the best musical numbers in any disney movie https://t.co/jOXgb0ETBX 11:38 AM - 14 May 2019 Reply Retweet Favorite They said it looks "boring", "lifeless", and "flat". Decrepit Pikachu @Palle_Hoffstein This is awful. Smith's strained vocals aside, for a musical number it's lifeless. It has no bounce, no physicality. There are no ideas or gags. It's so weirdly literal. https://t.co/OxG8crQOAL 07:12 AM - 14 May 2019 Reply Retweet Favorite MagikarpUsedFly @themattcastro Wow this looks really boring. Not even comparing it to the original. Comparing it to MOST choreographed musicals and movies out there, this scene is so...flat https://t.co/8ezguNg3oE 08:02 AM - 14 May 2019 Reply Retweet Favorite "None of [the Disney live-action remakes] can hold a candle to the original animated ones," one Twitter user wrote. CallieMacN @CallieMacN No.... I'm not much of a movie person, I've barely seen any, but I'm so sick of these live action Disney remakes. I refuse to see just one. None of them can hold a candle to the original animated ones. This looks just so lifeless. https://t.co/igbHR4e29A 01:50 PM - 14 May 2019 Reply Retweet Favorite One person said that watching the clip made them miss Robin Williams, who voiced Genie in the animated version and died in 2014. Lis @Ameligatha They released the live action Prince Ali from Aladdin. I had low expectations but I didn't expect to get all teary eyed and spend it missing Robin Williams so much. This just reminds me of what an astounding talent Robin was. I think they should have made this a rap song instead. https://t.co/ObPKGBvfFQ 10:32 AM - 14 May 2019 Reply Retweet Favorite Another said they should've got a Bollywood director to capture the flair of the original. Pradheep J. Shanker @Neoavatara They should've got A Bollywood director to get this right... It looks awfully slow. https://t.co/9iccsEEkUR 11:31 AM - 14 May 2019 Reply Retweet Favorite And another simply said it looked like a commercial. Gregoryᵀᴹ 🇨🇦 @ArmouredSkeptic This looks like an Expedia commercial. https://t.co/Ot5xp19b18 07:47 AM - 14 May 2019 Reply Retweet Favorite Some people joked that the scene could've been more exciting and fast-paced had it been animated. HoustonProductions1 @Blockbustedpod Wow! It's like the original but way more boring and lacking in energy or exaggeration? Who would've thought that getting rid of animation would get rid of the creativity too? https://t.co/asw1ZMzWt7 04:20 AM - 14 May 2019 Reply Retweet Favorite JAPPA @JasperBoerstra Imagine how exciting this would be if it were animated.. Oh wait https://t.co/edK1TlFD4G 08:23 AM - 14 May 2019 Reply Retweet Favorite But a lot of people admitted they'll be going to see the movie anyway. Ben M-J 🔜 Feral Vector @V_Ben Why...why is the new version of Prince Ali so slow. What is with Jasmine's friend. Have they awkwardly auto-tuned Will Smith? I have so many questions, and all of them will be answered when I drag a friend with me to see Aladdin. https://t.co/QtWwz9KkCw 08:24 AM - 14 May 2019 Reply Retweet Favorite And said that they still can't wait to see how the scene fits in with the rest of the film. Shesez🎦 @BoundaryBreak Maybe this segment will work better within the context of the film. Having only the cartoon as a reference point though its just a slower paced version with less visual flair and of course neither of those qualities are ideal. Cant wait. https://t.co/zQRZGhcOZz 01:14 PM - 14 May 2019 Reply Retweet Favorite One person pointed out that the film obviously wouldn't be the same as the original, and that we should "give Will's Genie a chance". Joshua Chenault @joshuachenault1 NEWS FLASH Will Smith’s Prince Ali version is not as flashy because this is a live-action, NOT a cartoon. Give Will’s Genie a chance! Geesh #May24th #Aladdin 02:04 PM - 14 May 2019 Reply Retweet Favorite While another said, despite what people were saying, they thought the scene actually looked pretty good. Austin Michelson @aus_mich My two cents on this whole Prince Ali thing 12:30 PM - 14 May 2019 Reply Retweet Favorite I guess we'll just have to wait and see for ourselves when the movie is released on 24 May.