The Little Mermaid: World Premiere Reports “Halle Bailey delivers a note-perfect performance as Ariel”

 The Little Mermaid: World Premiere Reports "Halle Bailey delivers a note-perfect performance as Ariel"

The world premiere of The Little Mermaid was held at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on May 8, 2023. According to reports after the premiere, the 2023 live-action remake of The Little Mermaid retains the original story’s heart and soul. Halle Bailey delivers a note-perfect performance as Ariel, making the film worth watching.

Early reports suggest that Bailey delivers a note-perfect star-making performance, bringing depth, emotion, and nuance to the character of Ariel. Bailey’s performance has been praised as exceptional and a highlight of the film. Fans can rest assured that the essence of the story has not been lost in the translation to a live-action format.

 The Little Mermaid: World Premiere Reports "Halle Bailey delivers a note-perfect performance as Ariel"
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The Little Mermaid Reviews

Atom, a Twitter user known as @theatomreview, has shared his review of the new live-action version of The Little Mermaid. REVIEW: Delightful and emotional, the Disney magic is back! A beautiful coming-of-age adventure with awe-inspiring imagery and action that’ll make you wet. This isn’t just another remake; it’s one of the best family films ever! A fitting end, setting up what’s next. Early Oscar buzz for Halle Bailey, she’s THAT good. Frontrunner for now, but the year is early still (nomination guaranteed though). What a phenomenal and surprising motion picture event! Pure excellence.

Grace Randolph wrote on Twitter, The Little Mermaid is Disney’s best live-action adaptation, in that it succeeds not just as nostalgia but as an often stunning film in its own right. Not perfect, but it’s got Disney magic! And should definitely be seen on the big screen.

Aisha wrote on Twitter, The Little Mermaid is stunning! Halle Bailey shines as Ariel. Jonah Hauer-King‘s Eric is charming. Melissa McCarthy’s Ursula is wicked. Daveed Diggs’ Sebastian is a standout! This is the Disney live-action remake to watch.

Watch the first look at “Kiss the Girl” from “The Little Mermaid”.

According to the film’s plot:

The Little Mermaid is the beloved story of Ariel, a beautiful and spirited young mermaid with a thirst for adventure. The youngest of King Triton’s daughters and the most defiant, Ariel longs to find out more about the world beyond the sea and, while visiting the surface, falls for the dashing Prince Eric. While mermaids are forbidden to interact with humans, Ariel must follow her heart. She makes a deal with the evil sea witch, Ursula, which gives her a chance to experience life on land but ultimately places her life – and her father’s crown – in jeopardy.

Directed by Rob Marshall from a screenplay written by David Magee and co-produced by Walt Disney Pictures, DeLuca Marshall, and Marc Platt Productions,

The Little Mermaid stars Halle Bailey in the lead role of Ariel, Jonah Hauer-King as Prince Eric, Jacob Tremblay as Flounder, Daveed Diggs as Sebastian, Awkwafina as Scuttle, Javier Bardem as King Triton, Melissa McCarthy as Ursula, Art Malik as Sir Grimsby, Noma Dumezweni as Queen Selina, Karolina Conchet as Mala, Kajsa Mohammar as Karina, Simone Ashley as Indira, Lorena Andrea as Perla, Sienna Who as Tamika, and Nathalie Sorrell as Caspia.

The Little Mermaid hits theaters on May 26, 2023.

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