The first teaser trailer for the upcoming Live-Action Remake of the 1989 classic The Little Mermaid was recently released. The film will star Halle Bailey as the titular Ariel while Jonah Hayer-King will play Prince Eric, Melissa McCarthy will play Ursula and Javier Bardem will play King Triton. The film is set for a Spring, 2023 release.

The trailer was revealed as part of Disney’s D23 Expo and features an excerpt of Halle Bailey singing “Part of You World”. However not all is well under the sea.

As of writing this article the video has a very poor like to dislike ratio. Out of more than ten Million people who have watched the video only 383,000 have liked it while more than 850,000 have disliked it. While I was writing this article the number kept increasing every time I refreshed. At this rate it may even pass 1 Million dislikes within the next few days.

That’s not all. A common trend in the comment section of the video included people somewhat mocking the trailer by referencing quotes and actions and don’t even happen, more often referencing a different film. 

Saying things like “The part where Ariel asks ‘are you saying I can grow legs?’ And Morpheus replies ‘I’m saying when you’re ready, you won’t have to.’ A masterpiece of cinematography.“

With how much the trailer is being mocked you wonder if and/or when Disney might just turn off the comment section.

Now this backlash most likely isn’t about Ariel’s race-swap. Yes, Halle Bailey is Black and not European like in the original. But most likely the reason is due to people getting tired of the constant output of poor quality live action remakes. The critically panned live action Pinocchio remake is still fresh in people’s minds; And the upcoming Snow White remake is also starting to raise some eyebrows.

People are just done with these remakes. They want more original stuff, not the same thing over and over again. And what do you think Disney is going to do when they run out of older films to remake? Are they going to remake more recent films Tangled or Frozen?

We will try to keep you updated on the the situation as it unfolds. 







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All is deeply retarded under the sea


A flop waiting to happen

Meanwhile Halle Berry is sick and tired of people mistaken her for trying to steal the white Ariels role

Halle Berry is nearly 60 years old playing the role of a 16-year-old girl. This is what happens when you upset a fandom,” wrote a Twitter user. A supposed screenshot of the likes-to-dislike ratio for The Little Mermaid teaser on YouTube accompanied that since-deleted tweet. In response, the 56-year-old Halle Berry posted a meme of fellow Oscar winner Mo’Nique from VH1’s Charm School reality television series. The three women in the image appear to be disinterested, annoyed, or confused. In December 2021, Halle Berry also responded to another Twitter user who mistakenly thought she was playing Ariel in The Little Mermaid reboot. Since the announcement of the Rob Marshall-directed film, Berry has expressed support for Halle Bailey and the forthcoming motion picture. “This means so much! Can’t wait @HalleBailey

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