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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.
Well I'll be damned.
Despite this being my favorite film from my childhood (or so I'm told), I wasn't really expecting much out of this re-watch. After all, it's not exactly easy for a late 20's male to relate to a mermaid who pines to be human while lusting after some prince. Thankfully, Disney once again shows that at times it's about heart and character above all.
This is likely one of the more all-around fun watches I've had with the Disney library thus far. I dug the songs for the most part and the story always had me interested. Special mention has to of course go to Sebastian as he was damn funny. Perhaps I just like saying and…
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…
I find by Disney's standards this is poorly illustrated and poorly written.
Sometimes it amazes me how terrifying the movies of my childhood were. Ursula is nightmare fuel.
Believed by many as the start of the Disney Renaissance, it was truly the beginning of the time where Disney animation was shown to be profitable. Mermaid is the weakest effort to come out of the late 80’s and early 90’s, the film suffers due to how it is framed and its characters. The message of the film is change to get a man if we look at the film from Ariel’s perspective. The story really belongs to Triton, who grows and changes throughout the film as he tries to accept that his youngest daughter wanting to grow up and make her own choices. He even sacrifices himself to try to save his daughter as the climax begins and that…
No la veía desde niño y apenas recordaba más allá de la parte final, pero me parece que todo funciona realmente bien. La belleza plástica de algunos tramos de la película (principalmente en la parte "subterranea". Mención aparte a la primera subida a la superficie de Ariel) es una de las cosas que más me sorprendió en el revisionado. La historia en sí es bastante básica pero bien llevada, con ese guiño al "Lago de los Cisnes" de la novia-engaño (bueno, en realidad toda la segunda parte bien podría ser una adaptación libre, ojo a eso) cuando empieza a decaer, e incluso el típico "personaje cómico Disney" (TM) que en tantas películas es un pegote semi-independiente aquí se funde bastante bien con la trama.
La verdad, para mí, es una de las grandes de Disney.
Any Disney fan worth their salt knows (at least vaguely) the history of the animation department, and its subsequent lack of success during the 80s. This drought lasted until 1989, when the Disney renaissance began with the release of The Little Mermaid. The success launched by the film lasted until 2000, wherein Pixar started to grab audiences and critical acclaim. Since then Disney Animation has regained their footing, but what was it about The Little Mermaid that made it the classic that it is today? This seemingly simple story of a mermaid touched a generation of young viewers, surely creating Disney fans for life.
Read more at: cobess.com/the-little-mermaid-movie-review-0484/
Always loved the idea of mermaids...but crab Sebastian wins your heart. Beautiful music.....Life under the Sea is pretty nice!
Yes, I re-watched The Little Mermaid. I happen to enjoy The Little Mermaid. FUCK YOU.
Brings back memories of watching when I was a child . Classic .
This movie gets flack for several reasons, but geez I think its charm stands the test of time. It's an enjoyable film with adventure, a standout score featuring some of Howard Ashman's best lyrics, and a heroine that makes you want to root for her until the whole thing's over.
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