It is finally here! We’ve been talking about it for SO DANG LONG! But finally we get to see Rob Marshall’s live-action adaptation of The Little Mermaid, the Disney animated classic from 1989. The lead up to this was sort of strange for us. On one hand, mermaids are Wil’s favorite thing… like ever. And the original film is beloved in the group. On the other hand, the Disney live-action machine hasn’t cranked out a ton of winners, and neither has Rob Marshall. So we were excited about the toys, but skeptical about the movie.
Fortunately we were pleasantly surprised! The Little Mermaid (2023) wasn’t a revelation, and it wasn’t as interesting as it could have or should have been, BUT (big but) it was really solid for what it was. Cinderella still remains top of our Disney remake list, but this is a strong second. We still really think they need to get away from the “nature documentary” approach they established with The Lion King, and boy were the dresses (or lack thereof) disappointing. Aside from those gripes though, and the fact that it was too dark, we liked it a lot. Hear us get DEEP into the specifics on today’s episode!
What did you guys think of Disney’s The Little Mermaid live-action remake by Rob Marshall? Did it justify itself, or did it play as just another cash grab by Disney as they’re unable to keep their existing content relevant to younger viewers? Let us know in the comments! Any comment helps though if you disagree with us we’d prefer civilized discourse over judgement. THANKS! And hit that notification bell because we guess that’s important.