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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…
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…
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.
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…
only flicked over to hear under the sea as sung by sebastian the crab, but disney went and sucked me in with its timeless magic.
Ariel is the only good thing about it
Other than that, I didn't like it
I have two sons, so watching this was more of a mandatory viewing than anything else, because of its place in the pantheon of Disney classics. But they're at the perfect age for a film like this, and enjoyed it. The musical numbers are solid and perhaps the film's strongest points. I would have liked everyone's eyeballs to be a little smaller, but maybe that's just a sign of the age of the animation. It tells its classic tale so well, I couldn't help but wish Disney would give this film a slick 3D animated overhaul.
For a movie that is constantly mentioned in the same breath as Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, and the Lion King.... this is pretty unremarkable.
I was humming Part of Your World and Under the Sea for a week after watching it (and then for another week after seeing the play a month later), and my 5 1/2 year old was enchanted by the love story, tickled by the seagull and the Sebastion/chef chase scene, and terrified by Ursula... so it's not that the movie doesn't work- it achieves everything its after, here. I just think those other three pinnacle Disney-renaissance-era movies are operating on a completely different level.
I haven't seen The Little Mermaid since I was a kid, and I'm surprised by how much I remember. The animation is spectacular, and sure if you read a little too deeply into it's moral messages it all becomes a little bit uncomfortable (like most Disney films) but it's still an awful lot of fun regardless.
I'm pretty sure Ariel gave me my first erection. I was two years old. That's the power of cinema.
Rehash of other princess brand movies, fun.
Disney's widely regarded masterpiece feels somewhat dated and ineffectual when viewed a day after seeing FINDING NEMO. And man, that whole "kiss her" sequence is waaaay creepier than I remember.
Have to say, yeah, Ursula's, uh, butchness is a bit of a problem now that I'm an adult and aware of the unfortunate, bizarre stereotype/trope of 'gay=evil'...
buuuuuuut the musical sequences are fabulous (in their crude, 1989 way) and the stakes throughout the narrative seem serious — the good guys are constantly losing and losing again until the very very end.
This is a strange inter-species love story that happens to be a nightmare of a beauty and a beauty of a nightmare.
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