The much-anticipated live-action trailer to the film Little Mermaid was released by Disney at their D23 Expo fan convention this weekend to fanfare as well as excitement.
The film has been met with mixed reviews. this film has received mixed reviews for its visual effects. As of Wednesday, 13 September the trailer had greater than 1.5 million negatives on YouTube in just two days after its release.
YouTube have removed the counter for dislikes, so users typically don’t know the amount of dislikes a film has. However, there’s a well-known plug-in that is utilized as a widely-known method to determine the number of people who didn’t enjoy an online video.
Online users have been posting comments about how it doesn’t appear as if Ariel is submerged as the visual effects weren’t enough for some of them.
The Little Mermaid is the live-action adaptation of the cult animation Disney princess film, which stars the singer Halle Bailey as the beloved Mermaid Ariel. The film also features Melissa McCarthy, Jonah Houer-King, Jacob Tremblay, Awkwafina, Javier Bardem, Daveed Diggs and Simone Ashley.
The trailer was recently viewed by millions for a truly positive reason. A number of parents began posting their children’s reactions on TikTok. Most of these children were teenagers. Black girls.
It led to praise for Disney as well as the movie for having a diverse and inclusive cast particularly the casting of the role of a Black woman to play Ariel.
It also reinforced the belief of people that representation is important to ensure that more people be exposed to characters that appear like them on the screen.
A Little Mermaid trailer on YouTube with likes. Credit: YouTube
In a clip uploaded to TikTok, a tiny girl known as Sienna is seen looking at the trailer with large eyes and a big smiling face as she struggles to control her excitement.
When Ariel is revealed at the final moment, the star-struck child asks in a moving time: “That is her? That is Ariel?”
Halle Bailey recently spoke with PEOPLE about the significance of her role as Ariel.
She stated: “The fact that now it’s getting to be played by me, a person who looks like me, woman of colour, I’m just like, wow, I’m so grateful for what it will do for all the other little Black and brown boys and girls who will see themselves in me.”
“Because I know if I had seen myself when I was younger, I think my whole perspective would’ve changed.”
The platform had to remove the counter that is used to encourage dislike.
The live-action trailer of The Little Mermaid was unveiled at the hands of Disney on its D23 Expo fan convention this weekend, bringing excitement and fanfare, however within two days the excitement has been largely eclipsed.
On Tuesday night it has over 1.5 million views on YouTube. It crossed the 1 million mark on Sunday.
YouTube has removed the counter that counts dislikes, so users don’t know how many negative reviews the video received.
However, there is the plug-in which allows users to check how their content is doing, and the result is that It seems that the Little Mermaid isn’t doing very well. It’s actually kind of sinking.
The majority of criticisms of the trailer have been centered around the fact that it doesn’t appear like Ariel is in the water since it’s visuals aren’t great enough to satisfy some.
The Little Mermaid is the live-action adaptation of the cult animation Disney princess film that stars Halle Bailey as the beloved Mermaid Ariel. The film also stars Melissa McCarthy, Jonah Houer-King, Jacob Tremblay, Awkwafina, Javier Bardem, Daveed Diggs and Simone Ashley.
Although many have taken to Twitter to criticize the film, it became a sensation for a positive reason.
Many parents began sharing their kids’ reactions to the incident on TikTok.
The result was that people were praising Disney as well as the movie for having a diverse and inclusive cast particularly for the casting of an Black woman to play Ariel.
In one clip on TikTok is a girl called Sienna can be seen looking over the trailer with big eyes and a smile. She tries to keep her excitement in check.
As Ariel is finally exposed, she asks: “That is her? That is Ariel?”
Halle Bailey recently spoke with PEOPLE about the significance of her role as the main character. She said: “The fact that now it’s getting to be played by me, a person who looks like me, woman of colour, I’m just like, wow, I’m so grateful for what it will do for all the other little Black and brown boys and girls who will see themselves in me.”
Since I am sure that if I could have seen myself as I was younger I’m thinking my perspective on life would’ve changed.”
The Little Mermaid teaser trailer has been in circulation for the past three days. In the three days it has been out it has garnered greater than 1.3 million dislikings. The upvotes on the site are also increasing and it is possible that this has become an unpopular race in the social sphere between diverse groups. The whole situation is making all members of That Park Place sad. There are many avenues and a myriad of reasons for businesses to make decisions that can bring people from every race together. It wasn’t managed properly to ensure that a better outcome happen.
There you have it.
It’s absolutely infuriating to live in a culture which has changed so that all things are about race. It’s a complete pain. It’s a pain for everyone. In this scenario, no one wins with the exception of those who are enthralled by the conflict.
Would I be a keeper with each and every aspect of that discussion on Twitter? I’m not sure… most likely, I’d have some doubts. Overall, I think it’s an excellent explanation for all who are wondering why the bad person is the company that sets us in a position of putting us at odds in the event that we’d be more content standing shoulder-to-shoulder.
God bless you all in the world regardless of your race, ethnicity, religion, background, belief system, or all the rest. Be kind.