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Movie review: The little mermaid

2023 film.

By Sophia ClarkPublished 7 months ago 3 min read

Rating: ★★★★☆

Everyone in the audience, no matter their age, will be captivated by "The Little Mermaid," which is an exciting and endearing retelling of the traditional fairytale. This modern take on the age-old narrative is given a breath of fresh air by the inclusion of aquatic mythical creatures, stirring melodies, and a heartwarming story about the journey of self-discovery.

The director of the movie, Lillian Waters, has done a fantastic job of creating an underwater fantasy world that immediately immerses spectators into the story from the very first scene. Any spectator is sure to be enthralled by the water kingdom because of its breathtaking variety of brilliant colors and superb detail. Every image is brought to life with vibrant color and lively movement thanks to the breathtaking coral reefs and schooling fish. The integration of live action and computer-generated imagery works so smoothly that it is not difficult to think that this fantastical planet is real and to become disoriented in the oceanic environment that it inhabits.

Ariel, the main character, was played excellently by Emma Ocean, a person who was relatively unknown at the time. Her innocent curiosity and naivety perfectly embody the spirit of the tiny mermaid, who longs to see the world above the seas. Emma Ocean does an excellent job of conveying Ariel's determination and strength, which makes her performance not only charming but also motivational.

Matthew Rivers, who won an Academy Award for his performance as Prince Eric, provides a nice contrast to the character of Ocean. Rivers' captivating and sincere portrayal brings a new level of sophistication to the part of a prince torn between his responsibilities and his feelings for a woman who truly loves him. Both Ocean and Rivers have great chemistry on film, which makes it a joy to watch them interact with one another.

One of the many things that stand out most about this version is the fantastic score. Songs such as the "Part of Your World" and "Under the Sea," which were originally included in a classic animated film, have been reinvented with new voice performances and innovative new musical arrangements. The addition of the new music heightens the emotional impact of the narrative by giving expression to the characters' most profound aspirations and most difficult struggles.

Nevertheless, "The Little Mermaid" is not without its flaws. It's possible that some viewers will get the impression that significant sections of the plot are rushed through or glossed over, which leaves concerns regarding the characters' motivations unresolved. The fact that some of the supporting cast members aren't given enough screen time is another reason why the public wants more history.

In spite of these minor flaws, "The Little Mermaid" is succeeds in reimagining a well-known story through the lens of a fresh perspective. It serves as a useful reminder of the need of maintaining one's authenticity in the face of challenges and the expectations of others. The movie serves as an uplifting ode to the transformative power of love, friendship, and listening to one's inner voice.

Last but not least, "The Little Mermaid" is a film that breathes new life into an old fairy tale while still being artistically attractive and emotionally gripping. It features stunning graphics, excellent performances, and a music that will linger in the minds of viewers long after the final credits have rolled. This film immerses spectators in a fantastical world beneath the sea. Allow yourself to be submerged in the depths of this enchanted tale, and as it washes over you, allow yourself to be filled with wonder and a song in your heart.

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