In Disney's Aladdin (2019), Aladdin wishes for

the Genie's freedom, and the Genie becomes human.

But why doesn't he just stay a Genie but without the shackles, like in the 1992 version?

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    ...so dopes in the audience can go "ohhhh! It was Will Smith this whole time!" ;) – NKCampbell Sep 7 '19 at 19:12
  • So, in other words they rehashed The Little Mermaid. – Spencer Sep 7 '19 at 20:32
  • I believe Genie made a comment earlier about how he's kinda done having lived for tens of thousands of years. – paddotk Sep 8 '19 at 18:34

It was what he wished for earlier in the film. Clearly Aladdin's magical wish took that into consideration (somehow)

The Genie looked surprised. “Wow,” he said after a pause. “Nobody’s ever asked me that before. But that’s easy. To be free. To be my own master. Be human.
“Why don’t you just set yourself free?” Aladdin asked, confused. Wasn’t that a perk of being all-powerful? Couldn’t you do whatever you wanted?

Aladdin: Official Novelisation


Having "phenomenal cosmic power" and having fallen in love with Dalia it stands to reason he chose to remain human to live his life with her.

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