Movies about/starring women. I originally started this list just as a reference for myself, but hopefully others will find it…
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.
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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…
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…
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I really enjoyed this movie and I will admit the end bit was a teensy bit scary at the end there was good comedy I recommend this movie for anyone
The Little Mermaid is one of the most important animated films of all time, managing to resurrect Disney's practice of turning animated properties into culturally resonant films. But does it still work on its own merits rather than just its historical significance?
On a basic level, The Little Mermaid is an exercise in mechanical excellence. Clocking in at less than ninety minutes, the film still introduces a beautiful and fully-formed world, properly establishes all of its characters, and moves the plot along at a perfect pace. Everything has a purpose, the visuals are just as important to the story as the dialogue, and the animation is an absolute revelation for its time. The Little Mermaid reinvented the template Disney would…
The first movie I've watched at Cinema, when I was only 5 years old.
Magical...always in my heart!
Ariel has a hoarding problem.
"You're not getting cold fins now, are you?"
Even though it kicked off the era of Disney that I hold nearest and dearest to my heart, The Little Mermaid was one of my least favorite Disney movies as a kid. Perhaps only Beauty and the Beast was less interesting to me back then. I remember loving Sebastian and especially Flounder, but that was about it. I guess the purely human romantic stories didn't appeal to me all that much.
As an adult, I like this film a bit more than I did during childhood. Certainly more than many of the early Disney movies. But still, something about the love at first sight storyline bothers me, especially in a kid's movie.…
It's morally bankrupt commercial product undoubtedly, but I can't help but admire the the unhinged sensuality and perverse eroticism of this film especially, among all the Disney Renaissance works. So committed it is to its lasciviousness that it forgoes the spiritual dimensions of its source material in exchange for a more Hollywood happy ending wherein the principal and her beau will finally get to bone down and I don't think I should even need to state what is implied by the return of Ariel's voice. This is the interlocutor between Day of Wrath and Spring Breakers.
Me acuerdo que vi esta película por primera vez con mi prima en Antofa cuando teníamos como nueve o diez. Justo antes de entrar en el periodo deprimente de nuestra adolescencia mutante en los noventa.
Pero un cachivache y un boquiche, la película después de la primera mitad y en especial en los minutos finales con la boda me aburre y patea el estómago maleteramente. Antes de eso esta película es muy bacán.
The seaweed is always greener in somebody else's lake
Scavenger Hunt July 2016 #14: a movie set underwater
i know i'm supposed to write five sentences for this.... but like y'all... i just really want to be a mermaid princess. there's nothing else i can say about this right now besides how much i REALLY WANT TO BE A MERMAID PRINCESS
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For the last three years, I've kept a log of the films I showed my kids as they were introduced…