The Little Mermaid Movie Download 2023

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The Little Mermaid Movie Download 2023


Like Disney’s other live-action adaptations of its animated classics, The Little Mermaid is an engine running on nostalgia. While it is full of heart, that spirit is owed in a significant way to the iconic music and ever-relatable story of the original.

Nothing that was added to pat out its runtime to a whopping two hours feels entirely necessary. It’s not that this version of The Little Mermaid is terrible. It’s one of the better live-action Disney remakes.

Beyond Holly Bailey’s incredible performance as Princess Ariel, little here makes as much of an impact as the same moments in the animated version.


What’s unquestionable is that Bailey is a powerhouse. She shines as the Pearl of the Little Mermaid’s centre—inspiring sympathy, even as she’s silent for the latter half.

The Little Mermaid has always been a story about loneliness, girlhood, and the need to prove oneself. And Bailey balances these themes brilliantly. In moments of fun, she bounces with optimism and curiosity but beautifully grounds her performance in Ariel’s quieter moments of doubt. That new generations of children may feel represented by her is a bonus.

Most vitally, Bailey imbues her show-stopping rendition of Part of your world with a wild and raw yearning. That sends chills down the spine of anyone who’s ever desperately wanted more. It’s unforgettable to watch her bell-towel. This ballad of longing for a life beyond that which you feel trapped by is inspiring.

And I only wish I could experience it for the first time over and over again. What’s frustrating is that a few other musical moments even come close to this high.

Is that what you say again? Yeah, I’m a good crab.

The second standout performance from the bitingly funny Melissa McCarthy is Ursula the Sea Witch. She shines with sinister glory, cleverly bringing to life one of Disney’s most iconic villains without trying too hard to imitate Pat Carroll’s brilliant version exactly.

Her take on poor unfortunate souls is entertaining, but the whole sequence is brutal to appreciate due to the baffling choice in the dark lighting of her layer.

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On that note, considering that nearly half of the two hours are spent underwater, the most disappointing aspect of the little mermaid is how lacklustre it looks when we’re under the sea.

Dem, even at the best of times, the depths of the ocean exude an emotional frigidness of sorts, underscored by questionable visual effects.

We see few other merpeople beyond Triton, whose gruff sternness is played capably by Havier Bar Dem or his daughters. And there’s something awkward about the way their faces look on their animated bodies. Likewise, the decision to render the sea creatures realistic, rather than take a more fantastical and amorphized approach, robes the kingdom of Atlantica for most of its life.

There’s no real reason; Ariel’s animal friends need to look like they swim off the pages of National Geographic.

Jacob Tremblay, Aquafina, and David Diggs sound like they’re having lots of fun in their roles as Flounder, scuddle, and Sebastian, respectively.

There’s only so much they can do against dubious character design. Maybe it’s meant to ground the story in reality, but was there a need to drop a Disney classic, especially one with talking fish? A lifelike crab can’t emote in the same way the original cartoonish Sebastian can.

By pursuing a realistic style, Ariel’s companions are robbed of most of their humanity and feel more like props rather than fully realized personalities.

It’s not a new issue. Disney’s live-action Lion King features some stellar vocal performances, but Simba and Crew suffer from the same stiffness that comes from mapping human emotion on an animal’s face.

The surface

The surface is a slightly different story, and we see the remake expand on Prince Eric’s Island and his love of exploring in some clever ways. Where the original primarily contains itself within the castle’s walls, this one tries to breathe some life into the island.

The little mermaid works to locate this island in a more Caribbean setting through set and costume design. It’s lively in a way that the Atlantic isn’t full of new sights and sounds and friendly faces.

This valiant effort gives some reasoning to Ariel’s decision to leave the sea behind that doesn’t hinge entirely on her brief interactions with Eric. Like most new additions, though, these changes are admirable enough but hardly memorable.


And speaking of additions, let’s talk about those new songs. This is the arena where the live-action adaptation could have said itself apart from the animated original, but unfortunately, it disappoints.

Eric delivers a theatrical solo that Jonah Howard King adeptly tackles locally, but the timing and lyricism of the song itself render the moment a bit silly. Another song, Skuddlebutt, is a fun quasi-rap performed by Digs and Aquafina and strongly rings of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s involvement. However, its awkward placement moments before Ariel’s devastating discovery of Ursula’s treachery is questionable.

The only new song woven seamlessly is for the first time. A bubbly number is performed via Ariel’s internal monologue as she experiences the surface, for you guessed it.

The first time. What still works is that this story reminds us of what’s so resonant about Ariel. More than just a romance. It’s about the danger and desperation of feeling misunderstood and underestimated. And a profound relief when you find a place to belong. Bailey’s Ariel demonstrates that the little mermaid has always been a story that barely avoids becoming a tragedy, as it famously does in the original fairy tale.

The Verdict

Halley Bailey’s brilliantly vulnerable performance Ariel is a star of the show in Disney’s live-action remake of The Little Mermaid. Melissa McCarthy follows closely behind with a magnetic performance as Ursula. As a whole, however, this version sometimes needs help to keep itself above water.

Its problems lie in lacklustre underwater sequences, realistic sea creatures, missing cartoonish charm, and additions to the story that are quiet but not necessarily memorable. What works best are the elements it takes from the original, highlighted best by a show-stopping rendition of Part of your world.

While this version only sometimes finds its sea legs, there are enough of those original ideas recreated that it can’t go too far wrong.

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The Little Mermaid Movie Detail

Movie NameThe Little Mermaid
Size480p | 720p | 1080p
Quality460MB | 1.3GB | 3.1GB
Runtime2 hours 15 minutes
RatingIMDB 7.2/10
StarcastHalle Bailey, Jonah Hauer-King, Melissa McCarthy
GenresAdventure, Family, Fantasy

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