This past weekend, at Disney’s D23 Expo fan conference, the much awaited live-action trailer for The Little Mermaid was finally made available to the public. The film was met with much enthusiasm and anticipation.
On the other hand, the movie has received a variety of responses for its visual effects and casting, and as of today (Tuesday, September 13), the teaser trailer has had more than 1.5 million dislikes on YouTube; this is only two days after it was made available online.
Due to YouTube disabling the dislike counter, users are no longer able to view the total number of negative reactions to a video. However, there is a highly prevalent plug-in that is often used as a common workaround to verify exactly how many people did not enjoy a video on the platform.
Individuals have been posting comments on the internet about how it doesn’t truly appear like Ariel is beneath the ocean since some of the visual effects aren’t up to par with what was expected, but these criticisms are silly considering this is only a teaser and the movie hasn’t even come out yet.
The iconic animated Disney princess picture “The Little Mermaid” has been reimagined into a live-action film titled the same featuring singer Halle Bailey as the adored mermaid Ariel. Melissa McCarthy, Jonah Houer-King, Jacob Tremblay, Awkwafina, Javier Bardem, Daveed Diggs, and Simone Ashley all have roles in the film.
According to Unilad, in a video that was posted on TikTok, a little girl named Sienna can be seen watching the teaser with her eyes wide open and a broad grin plastered over her face as she does her best to control her enthusiasm. Once Ariel is ultimately revealed near the conclusion of the story, the youngster who is star-struck wonders, in a very emotional moment: “That is her? That’s Ariel?”
Recently, Halle Bailey discussed the importance of her role as Ariel in an interview with PEOPLE magazine.
She said: “The fact that now it’s getting to be played by me, a person who looks like me, woman of colour, I’m just like, wow, I’m so grateful for what it will do for all the other little Black and brown boys and girls who will see themselves in me.”
“Because I know if I had seen myself when I was younger, I think my whole perspective would’ve changed.”
As we reported several days ago, Bailey’s hiring was met with some seemingly racial hostility recently; nevertheless, the actress has more than shown to be a wonderful match for this modern interpretation of the classic story, particularly with her singing abilities. She has some serious chops.
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