Prior to the film’s release on May 26, The Little Mermaid first reactions have surfaced on social media. There has been much speculation whether the live-action remake will live up to standards after the original animated movie is so dearly loved, but it seems Halle Bailey is here to impress. Let’s take a look at some of the film’s initial reactions.
Star of the show
The love surrounding Halle Bailey’s portrayal of Ariel is endless. Every single critic sings the actress’ praises, and some deem her performance as “perfect.”
The Little Mermaid first reactions praise the supporting cast
Daveed Diggs and Melissa McCarthy are also receiving praise for their roles as Sebastian and Ursula. Diggs’ performance is described as “hilarious” and “one of the best parts of the film.” As for McCarthy, people are saying her character is a “scene stealer.”
Could this be Disney’s best live-action remake to date?
The Little Mermaid (1989) is a classic, perhaps one of Disney’s strongest animated movies. It’s understandable after their other remakes, fans are skeptic whether this remake will live up to standards. Based on The Little Mermaid first reactions, it seems as though Disney has knocked it out of the park.
Overwhelming positivity in The Little Mermaid first reactions
If you had any doubts about the excellence of The Little Mermaid remake, I hope they’re all gone. Combining the visuals, performances and killer soundtrack, this has all the potential to be Disney’s latest masterclass.
The Little Mermaid swims into cinemas on May 26. Be sure to stay tuned to the Agents of Fandom on socials for more coverage and our full review of the movie coming soon.