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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…
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1989, a wonderful year for Disney; a moment where they have broken through their two decade slump, unable to make a film that captures the pure magical essence that universally captured the hearts of youths and adults. Enter the Disney Renaissance, a wave of films that brings Disney back to the top tier level that they were once known for. The wait was definitely long, but given the products that they have throughout the final decade of the 20th century, it was without a doubt, worth it. Starting off the Renaissance is The Little Mermaid, a film that I once dismissed as one of the worst films of the era, given…
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…
A colourful and entertaining (albeit sometimes very dark) film, but no where near the best Disney has to offer.
Still gutted I'm not a Mermaid since 1989.
Wonderful musical numbers, somewhat antifeminist, also, without a real character arc, who's the protagonist? Mostly entertaining. Surprisingly not entirely forgettable. Perhaps the most princess-y of the princess films.
This is a movie, sadly, that did not hold up on a second (or, realistically, probably 22nd) viewing. I suppose a lot of the movies one sees as a kid do not, and so they probably just should be left alone to exist cheerfully in the imagination. Of all the Disney movies, though, this one was the worst I have revisited. The sort of gross, late-80s opulence and bad taste shine through, even under the sea, in the cluttered orchestrations and gaudy styles and colors and architecture. Some of the characters hold their own, I must say, especially Ursula, who stands apart. But seeing the movies that followed it, it seems Disney was just testing out ideas for another, better…
I want Eric and I want to be Ursula.
Nostalgia aside, this was seriously magical.
You get whatever you want, you become whatever you want… at the expense of your voice. That part just becomes deeper and deeper everytime I watch this…
…other than that, this review isn't going to be any more insightful than my last. I just (finally) got a 42" 3D TV and it's telling that of the hundreds of movies in and out of my collection (all of which I now wish to revisit on this giant display) I picked this to christen it (even over my more personal favourite Disney, Tarzan). I hadn't seen the 3D version yet as it was never released in the UK, but I managed to track down a copy.
There's no doubt that this is…
It might not be hugely empowering for its audience, but nevertheless this is a Disney classic with some fantastic supporting characters - namely the comedic Sebastian and one of Disney's best antagonists Ursula - and a heap of great songs.
The beautifully-animated romance between an unimaginably thick prince and a desperate manatee.
I work at a movie theater and patrons mess up movie titles all the time. Here are some of the…
Chances are the first movie you ever saw was animation. Exuberant, colorful and full of wonder, animation is the stuff…