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The Little Mermaid (2023)

Music | 135 minutes
2,81 264 votes

Genre: Fantasy / Music

Duration: 135 minuten

Country: United States

Directed by: Rob Marshall

Stars: Halle Bailey, Jonah Hauer-King and Melissa McCarthy

IMDb score: 7,2 (158.280)

Releasedate: 18 May 2023

The Little Mermaid plot

"Watch and you'll see, some day I'll be, part of your world!"

The mermaid Ariel is the youngest daughter of King Triton who rules the underwater kingdom. Fascinated by the human world, Ariel one day saves a prince from drowning. She falls in love and is determined to get to know him better. This causes tension with her father. Meanwhile, the sea witch Ursula hatches a cunning plan.

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avatar van Freakje554

Freakje554

  • 69 messages
  • 108 votes

Despite the many negative comments, quite a good film.

Best Disney movie, no, but I certainly didn't think it was bad.

Good pictures, good story, good actors.

The majority of the audience was quite positive.

I wonder if this will be a box office success or a flop...

Just go check it out

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mjk87 (moderator films)

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  • 3986 votes

One of Disney's better live action remakes, although that mainly says something about the horribly bad films we have already seen. The biggest shortcoming of this The Little Mermaid is that the film too often drags, does not fascinate. Certainly the first hour is not fast. But once Ariel has feet and walks on land, the movie gets a whole lot better, partly because the central couple is quite fun along with good chemistry. Bailey is also fine with a nice mix of playfulness and wonder with a good portion of self-awareness. Nice. Eric is a bit colorless in addition, especially in the song he sings that really doesn't live for a moment. Bailey sings better but also remains somewhat flat in the emotion while singing, as an actress she is better on track. Visually nice but sometimes very kitschy, the sea doesn't feel real (James Cameron did that better in his Avatar part 2) and sometimes it's just a bit boring with some nice ideas in the editing. I'm going to be very kind today in my score: 3.0*.

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isa_bella

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  • 2 votes

This movie exceeded all of my expectations. From the stunning visuals to the captivating new but familiar plot, this movie truly has it all.

The underwater scenes were absolutely gorgeous, and the clothes, hair, makeup, and places were incredibly well done. It truly felt like I was transported into that magical world.

I was particularly impressed with the way the directors were able to modernize the story while still staying somewhat true to the original. Even though I lowkey missed some parts from the animated version, I absolutely enjoyed and loved the new additions here. And its commitment to diversity. The cast is refreshingly diverse, featuring actors from a wide range of ethnic backgrounds. This not only adds an important element of representation to the film but also makes the story feel more authentic and inclusive.

And of course, I have to give a special shoutout to Halle Bailey's singing voice. She absolutely nailed every song in the movie, bringing a fresh and modern take to some classic tunes. Her voice is so ethereal. Her rendition of "Part of Your World" and even her version of "Vanessa's Trick" gave me chills and brought tears to my eyes.

Overall, I would highly recommend The Little Mermaid to anyone looking for a new, visually stunning, engaging, and diverse movie that will capture your heart from beginning to end.

Diversity and inclusion are never bad when done properly, it doesn't affect the plot or character here, different versions can exist, and we can choose our favorite and ignore the others.


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solo_chicasxd

  • 1 messages
  • 2 votes

Best Live Action! It's not 100% like the animated version, and that's okay! This is new, fresh, diverse and magical! Halle's voice is perfect for Ariel, she's so adorable and embodies the character perfectly. I loved the setting, the display of the culture, makes way more sense for the movie! This is also a great gift for all those black/brown girls that didn't have the chance to see themselves like this before, I can't wait to see if there's a sequel and what's going to happen!!


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sdumers

  • 9 messages
  • 10 votes

In spite of its attempt to be as good as the original 1989 classic, the 2023 reboot of The Little Mermaid does not have what it takes to be a positively marvelous film due to a political message that it sends about the live action version of the main character Ariel! I will not say other than that Ariel is depicted differently from the animated version!