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The Little Mermaid
Somewhere under the sea and beyond your imagination is an adventure in fantasy.
This colorful adventure tells the story of an impetuous mermaid princess named Ariel who falls in love with the very human Prince Eric and puts everything on the line for the chance to be with him. Memorable songs and characters -- including the villainous sea witch Ursula.
The Little Mermaid marked the beginning of Disney’s renaissance under the stewardship of Katzenberg and proved to be the template for practically every Disney film that succeeded it in the following decade. However, with it fast approaching its 25th anniversary is it beginning to show its age? Sadly, the answer to that question is a yes, but then I’ve never been a huge fan of this particular animated adaptation.
Based on Hans Christian Andersen’s famous fairy tale it tells the story of Ariel, an inquisitive and free spirited mermaid, who falls in love with a human prince. Making a bargain with an evil sea witch she is offered the chance of a new life with her two-legged love, but at…
25 years after it was released, I got to take my daughter to see The Little Mermaid at the cinema tonight. While the driving force behind seeing it was her desire to go, the appreciation of experiencing this film on the big screen was not lost on me. In fact, I have raised my rating of the film as a result.
The animation and the music all seemed to be a tad more magical in a theater setting, as if I was really seeing it for the first time despite multiple previous home viewings.
This is where all the cards come down on the table. I'm a 25 (26 in a few days) year old heterosexual man who thrives on horror, damnit, but this movie is still immortal to me. It's ingrained into me since childhood, and now, after more than two decades, I come back to it again. The Little Mermaid is not the best Disney film technically or artistically - it stumbles in quite a lot of ways actually, but the main story and the way it is told through song is still legendary to this day.
The story, Disneyfied from HC Andersen, tells the tale of King Triton of the sea, and his willful daughter Ariel, a mermaid that longs to…
I find this disturbingly easy to masturbate to.
The fairy-tale which began Disney's Renaissance Era must have been a classic flick of its time but looking back now, The Little Mermaid doesn't feel as impressive as it did years ago. The story concerns Ariel; a young mermaid princess who falls in love at first sight with a human prince on board a ship & aspires to become human so that she can spend her life with him. But it all looked hopeless until she meets the sea witch, who offers to fulfil Ariel's wish but it's part of her big evil plan to become the new ruler of the underwater kingdom.
The 2D animation has somehow managed to stand the test of time & makes striking use of colours in…
The Little Mermaid is about as morally bankrupt a film as Disney ever made and perhaps the film that Tangled is most clearly a response to. I decided to rewatch it, in part, due to watching one of the songs on youtube and being taken in by the beauty of the animation. Of course, I wasn't surprised that the top comment was about how "hot" Ariel is. Of all of Disney's films, the presentation of Ariel might be the most grossly lascivious. She wears essentially a bikini for most of the film, and the film takes a weird delight in hinting that she might be bottomless when she turns human and then the camera leers longingly at her human legs…
I love this film I dont tell my friends though, Ariel's hot though we all know that.
Strangely, I'd never seen this before. I found myself watching it on TV with my foster mom's great-granddaughter (who's just so adorable). I should say, however, that even though I'd never seen The Little Mermaid, I might as well have; maybe it's just me, but when you've seen one of the four Katzenberg Disney vehicles, it feels like you've seen them all. (For the record, Beauty and the Beast is the only one now that thus far has slipped past me.)
Take my thoughts with a grain of salt, though. With the exception of The Fox and the Hound, no post-Walt feature from Disney really touches me on a personal level (of course Pixar doesn't count). And besides, I really liked Sebastian.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
I LOVE the songs in this movie. I have not seen this film in years but it all quickly came back to me. A great re-watch as I remembered how great Ursula is as a villain and the song 'Kiss the Girl' plays out within the movie. Ariel the character can be a little bit grating at times, but overall a great film and shows why it started the Golden Age of Disney cartoon movies.
Every single song in this is a gem. I say that as someone who usually fast-forwards through songs in musicals. Even the drippy Ariel songs are glorious. Sure she's irritating the way your stereotypical 16 year old girl is, and sure Eric is dull the way your stereotypical leading man is... but none of that matters. All that matters is Sebastian, Ursula (the best Disney villain aside from Maleficent), and LE POISSON/KISS THE GIRL/UNDER THE SEA/PART OF YOUR WORLD.
Disney's classic never gets old
Ursula is boss.
I find by Disney's standards this is poorly illustrated and poorly written.
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