Most journalists still liked the film.
The premiere of The Little Mermaid, a live-action remake of the Disney animated film of the same name, took place. Reviewers who have attended the show are not yet allowed to publish full reviews, but they actively share their opinions on social networks.
Apparently, “The Little Mermaid” was liked by most of the journalists. Although some members of the press have questions about the remake as such, everyone praises the performance of the lead actors, especially Halle Bailey (Ariel) and Melissa McCarthy (Ursula).
In addition, journalists claim that the special effects look better in the final version of The Little Mermaid than in the trailers. The underwater world turned out to be especially beautiful.
#TheLittleMermaid is a live-action remake that retains the heart and soul of the story we know and love, and it’s elevated even further by a note-perfect star-making performance from Halle Bailey – she was born to be on the big screen, & she’s why this new take is worth watching. pic.twitter.com/Tcewp2L4MY
— Zoë Rose Bryant (@ZoeRoseBryant) May 9, 2023
A remake that not only kept the heart and soul of the story we remember and love, but also raised it to a new level thanks to the excellent performance of Halle Bailey – she was born for the big screen, the film must be watched precisely for her sake.
Halle Bailey and John Hauer-King have such a natural chemistry that their scenes are a gem of a movie. Melissa McCarthy grabs attention in all her scenes, the special effects are not always perfect, but they are much better than in some of the trailers.
#TheLittleMermaid is filled with a few great performances from Halle Bailey and Melissa McCarthy, but it's a mostly paint-by-numbers remake that's isn't as good as the animated masterpiece. pic.twitter.com/YY4ielYXiR
— Kirsten (@KirstenAcuna) May 9, 2023
There are some well-acted scenes from Halle Bailey and Melissa McCarthy, but for the most part it’s a formulaic remake that doesn’t turn out to be as good as an animated masterpiece.
The film’s biggest mistake is not expanding Ursula’s backstory. Because Melissa McCarthy is INCREDIBLY good as a villain and just got used to the role of Ursula.
#TheLittleMermaid makes it pretty close to being the best live action Disney movie, however it still struggles in the villain department. Halle Bailey IS Ariel and I had literal chills throughout her performance. This is a little mermaid retelling like you’ve never seen before. pic.twitter.com/JjtLOR61vL
— Felicia (@becomingfelicia) May 9, 2023
The Little Mermaid is very close to being the best Disney adaptation ever, but there are questions about the movie’s villains. Halle Bailey is Ariel, during her scenes I literally got goosebumps. This is the little mermaid you’ve never seen before.
#TheLittleMermaid was a pleasant surprise! Halle Bailey's voice is unreal. I can never confidently do "Part of Your World" at karaoke again. Standouts: Daveed Diggs (no easy feat when you're voicing a "realistic" crab) and Melissa McCarthy (a safe choice but she nailed it).
— Jamie Jirak (@JamieCinematics) May 9, 2023
The Little Mermaid was a pleasant surprise. Halle Bailey has an unreal voice, I will never be able to confidently sing Part of Your World in karaoke again.
#TheLittleMermaid lovingly adds to the magic of the original.
In some areas too much, others too little, but unquestionably one of the better live-action adaptations Disney has crafted pic.twitter.com/b92VkkRBeF
— The Illuminerdi (@The_Illuminerdi) May 9, 2023
The Little Mermaid lovingly adds to the magic of the original. Sometimes it’s too much, sometimes too little, but this is clearly one of the best Disney adaptations ever.
Disney’s #TheLittleMermaid is definitely one of the better live-action adaptions. Halle Bailey pours incredible emotion into Ariel and I got chills watching her, while Melissa McCarthy’s Ursula and Daveed Diggs’ Sebastian steal scenes all day. pic.twitter.com/DHhIkbIj8s
— Erik Davis (@ErikDavis) May 9, 2023
One of the best Disney adaptations. Halle Bailey gives Ariel incredible emotions, I look at her and get goosebumps, while Melissa McCarthy’s Ursula and David’s Sebastian Diggs steal every scene they’re in.
The Little Mermaid will premiere on May 26, 2023.
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