Zoë Rose Bryant’s review published on Letterboxd:
The Little Mermaid is a live-action remake that retains the heart and soul of the story we know and love, and it’s elevated even further by a note-perfect star-making performance from Halle Bailey - she was born to be on the big screen, and she’s why this new take is worth watching.
Bailey’s chemistry with Jonah Hauer-King is so infectious and natural and a huge highpoint for the film, while Melissa McCarthy devours every second of her screen time. The VFX aren’t always perfect, but FAR better than some subpar trailers would lead you to believe tbh.
Haven’t done a ranking in a long time, but right up there with Cinderella as my favorite of Disney’s live-action remakes.