In her assessment of “The Little Mermaid” for /Film, Vanessa Armstrong described the live-action remake as “a live-action remake carried out properly,” with breathtaking performances, vivid shows of the unique songs, and wanted changes of the unique movie’s less-than-modern relationships.
It is sensible that Disney would attempt to capitalize on the legacy of the primary film to be their newest live-action remake. For higher or worst, that is the long run Disney needs for its studio, live-action remakes of animated films, and never even simply outdated ones, however latest ones too. A “Moana” live-action remake lower than a decade after the discharge of the unique is absurd, positive, however a sound monetary choice from the studio — even when these remakes by no means even get near replicating a part of what made the originals good. The draw back is that Disney’s strategy continues the stigma that animation is by some means lesser than live-action, and that’s irreparable harm, particularly coming from a studio with as a lot historical past in animation as Disney.