Disney's The Little Mermaid Early Access Screening
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- Halle Bailey
- Daveed Diggs
- Jacob Tremblay
- Jonah Hauer-King
- Art Malik
- Noma Dumezweni
- Javier Bardem
- Melissa McCarthy
- Jessica Alexander
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Loved it and will be seeing again soon !
True to the original 1989 Little Mermaid
Halle Bailey is fantastic as Ariel, and Daveed Diggs delightful as Sebastian the crab, but it’s still a late-stage capitalism slog.
The Little Mermaid is both slick and satisfying, meeting the primary challenge of allowing parents and kids to create memories around seeing it together. Setting aside its other assets, Bailey’s out-of-this-world contribution alone serves up the kind of splashy entertainment that justifies getting out of the summer sun, and in terms of being enjoyed far beyond that, might even have legs.
Bailey is, unfortunately, completely failed by the dull, misguided production around her. As the studio has done with other live-action remakes, Disney betrays its own lack of imagination and an essential misreading of what made its original children’s fare such a joy to audiences in the first place.