Don’t you dare close your eyes: The trailer for Disney’s live-action remake of Aladdin is here. And to nearly everyone’s surprise, it’s actually more beautiful than all of the treasures in Agrabah. Loaded with all the nostalgic hits millennials care about (including the pop ballad “A Whole New World”), the trailer presents a surprisingly gritty, fun fantasy adventure that looks far less gaudy than Disney’s previous live-action efforts.
On Tuesday, Disney released the trailer for Aladdin, in theaters on May 24, which is a more meaty, story-centric follow-up to the teaser that premiered in December, and also the one that weirded out the internet in February.
In this new trailer, Aladdin (Mena Massoud) parkours through Agrabah like a “street rat” until he meets the beautiful Princess Jasmine (Naomi Scott) Power Rangers). From there, he also meets the Genie (Will Smith), who grants him his wish to become the charming “Prince Ali” while evading the powerful and sinister Jafar (Marwan Kenzari).
Peppered with all the familiar karaoke faves, Aladdin looks to be a beat-for-beat recreation of the 1992 animated original, which won two Academy Awards for Best Original Score and Best Original Song. (Fun fact: There wasn’t a Best Animated Feature Oscar until 2001. The first movie to win it? Shrek.)