Remake of Disney classic ‘The Little Mermaid’ breaks barriers in Hollywood


Halle Bailey and the rest of the cast of “The Little Mermaid” took the theaters by storm in the creation of an awesome live-action remake of the 1989 Disney classic. Featuring new songs written and composed by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Alan Menken, as well as some awesome acting from Daveed Diggs as Sebastian, and Melissa McCarthy as Ursula, this movie brought everything the fans desired from the original movie but never got.

“The Little Mermaid” is an unforgettable story about a young mermaid named Ariel who wishes to live a life above the water, where the humans resided. Through hardships and conflicts, Ariel is given the opportunity to live amongst the humans when encountered by Ursula, the Sea Witch. After falling into her trap, Ariel is doomed to become one of Ursula’s pets, but with a little help from Ariel’s friends Scuttle, Flounder, and Sebastian, we see Ariel break away from evil and by the end of the story, she falls in love with Prince Eric and live happily ever after.

While just debuting in theaters on May 26, “The Little Mermaid” has already made an astounding 328 million dollars. Compare this to the original’s box office earnings, the new version has already surpassed the original’s profits by a margin of 117 million dollars.

Although the remake of “The Little Mermaid” has unique aspects, the overall story, plot, and setting provide good lessons to learn to any audience member, just like the original. From themes of unrequited love to alienation, “The Little Mermaid” covers controversial topics as good if not better than the original, and reminds viewers of important lessons to keep in mind while watching.

“The Little Mermaid” is an astonishing and inspiring movie to watch, and it’s catchy tunes and famous actors make it even more entertaining. With a Rotton Tomato audience score of 94%, this movie is a must-watch!