The Little Mermaid is a classic with which many of us grew up, and Disney gave us a ‘controversial’ live-action that is definitely worth it. We had the opportunity to see the movie a couple of days ago, and unlike China, we found it beautiful, as the plot is faithful to the story while the talent is more than evident.
Things We Didn’t Like About The Little Mermaid?
One of the reasons they said they didn’t like it is that because it is so attached to the story we know, it becomes predictable, without emotion. And yes, you practically know what will happen, but who understands people; it wasn’t even out yet, and they didn’t want to see it because the characters were not the same (insert emoji with eyes rolled up).
Something we share is that the length of the film directed by Rob Marshall can be a little too long; some things could be taken out and the plot would still be intact. One detail is that we feel that they lack a connection between the characters because although we have seen Bardem and Halle dazzle on the red carpet, in the film it doesn’t happen, not to mention the relationship with their sisters, who look like a group of strangers.
Reasons to See The Little Mermaid
All that aside, The Little Mermaid is a movie that has it all: acting talent, harmonious songs, quality animation (obviously, it’s Disney), and a teachable story. Halle Bailey takes us to the bottom of the sea to accompany her through the story we already know: a young mermaid named Ariel falls in love with a human.
The plot deals with this impossible love that is stalked by Ursula, the sea witch, who will give her a pair of legs in exchange for her voice. Much has been said about this character, as Melissa McCarthy gives everything in the role, with her attitude, acting, and singing. Without a doubt, she is a great villain.
On the other hand, the LGBT+ community was dissatisfied with the makeup of the actress, arguing that it is not at all ‘Drag‘ quality, being that it was one of the most expected details. In addition, we can see a Triton (Javier Bardem) who teaches us the most beautiful thing about being a father, allowing children to be happy, no matter what expectations they have.
If there is something to highlight about the movie, it is the cultural diversity represented by each of the characters, something that is even shared with other species, reminding us of the importance of taking care of the environment.
Definitely, this live-action version of The Little Mermaid will not ‘ruin your childhood;’ it could even become one of your favorites under this format. All in all, you should definitely give it a chance; it will likely surprise you…
When Will The Little Mermaid Hit Cinemas?
The live-action remake of The Little Mermaid will be released this May 25 in theaters all over the world and is expected to hit the streaming service (Disney+) 45 to 60 days after its release on the big screen.