The Little Mermaid will be the next big release from Walt Disney Pictures. The live-action remake of the 1989 film will arrive on May 26, and the reviews that are already coming out ahead of it are pouring in. While those who have already seen it say it’s not bad at all, opinions on aspects of some of the characters and other issues are quite mixed.
The film has received all kinds of comments, and Mena Massoud, the protagonist of Aladdin, has not missed the party. However, not everyone has taken kindly to what he has said about it… and the actor has ended up closing his Twitter account and moving away from the social network in the face of the barrage of criticism he has received.
Aladdin vs The Little Mermaid
“Our film was unique in the sense that audiences went to see it multiple times. That’s the only way to hit the billion-dollar mark with our release. My bet is that (The Little Mermaid) won’t cross the billion mark, but it will certainly have a sequel.” This was Massoud’s message on Twitter, clearly obfuscated by the fact that Aladdin didn’t have a bigger run after the original film.
However, this didn’t sit well with fans of the new Disney remake, and they soon began to criticize him for his words. They attacked his acting, the poor chemistry with Will Smith, his aesthetics and compared it all the time with the original film, which for the fans is much better.
This has led Mena Massoud to ultimately withdraw from Twitter, and it is unclear whether it is a temporary or permanent decision. Surely, in fact, he must have encountered some issues beyond social media due to his comment, and it seems that we won’t have Aladdin 2.
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