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Diving into the Little Mermaid Remake: How ‘Under the Sea’ Has Been Reimagined

Is this our Sebastian?

Diving into the Little Mermaid Remake: How ‘Under the Sea’ Has Been Reimagined
Juan Carlos Saloz

Juan Carlos Saloz

Disney remakes continue to be a source of constant debate. Although the studio seems to have gotten its act together by making films as good as Peter Pan & Wendy, the memory of the remakes of Mulan or The Lion King are still a source of constant discussion. But if there is one film that is dividing audiences before it has even been released, it is The Little Mermaid.

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Beyond the racial issues that are bringing out more than one, one of the controversies of The Little Mermaid is the appearance of characters like Sebastian or Flounder, who in the original film were cute, funny and endearing, and in the new version they try to be so realistic that they end up looking like taxidermy exercises.

Under the sea sung by the new Sebastian

Those who have already seen the movie say it’s not that bad, and beyond making it clear that Melissa McCarthy is far from being the Ursula that was needed, they say that the movie is not as disastrous as they expected… and it’s even good. It won’t be until May 26th that the rest of the world will be able to get the idea, but in the meantime we can see some images that shed a little more light on what it all looks like.

While in the original trailer they criticized the low light of the image and the desaturation of the colors, in a new clip that has come out of The Little Mermaid we can see that this has changed quite a bit. Specifically, it is an excerpt from the song Under the Sea, the famous classic sung by Sebastian brought to reality in live action.

In the video we can appreciate a feeling similar to that of The Lion King. That is, characters that sing a lot and seem to have great charisma but, on screen, it’s barely a crab moving its mouth in a neutral way. It’s kind of strange and yet the rest of the film doesn’t seem to look too bad. Maybe we’ll be in for a surprise or maybe it won’t live up to the original film, which is more than to be expected.

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Juan Carlos Saloz

Juan Carlos Saloz

Cultural journalist specialized in film, series, comics, video games, and everything your parents tried to keep you away from during your childhood. Also an aspiring film director, screenwriter, and professional troublemaker.

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