318. The Little Mermaid (1989)

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7.7 More exciting than normal
  • Acting 7.5
  • Directing 7.8
  • Story 7.9
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Starring: Jodi Benson, Samuel E. Wright, Rene Auberjonois

Director: Ron Clements, John Musker

Running Time: 83 mins


The Little Mermaid is an American film about a mermaid who pays a sea witch in order to become a human, hoping to find the prince that she rescued from a shipwreck and subsequently fell in love with.

This has to be by far one of the nicest films I have ever seen. There’s something incredibly pleasant about these classic Disney animations that nothing alike really brings, and although it may have been cheesy and predictable, it was a delight to watch.

Having said that, I didn’t think that this was too predictable. The story was well thought out, it was interesting, fun and in the end, surprisingly action-packed and tense.

The only criticism I would have about this film was the songs. Yes, they were nice to listen to once you got into them, however in this film, I felt that they were way too spontaneous, making me gag every time I heard music, just because of their overly cheesy nature.

The characters, though, were all pretty cool, and the thing I liked about this was, like the other Disney classics, the whole thing wasn’t centred around children, it was absolutely great fun for anyone to watch, so that’s why I’ll give it a 7.7.

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