"The Little Mermaid" Receives Mixed Reviews Worldwide

"The Little Mermaid" Receives Mixed Reviews Worldwide



According to Deadline, Disney's new film "The Little Mermaid" has performed well at the US box office, earning $95.5 million in the opening three days and an estimated $117.5 million in the first four days. However, the film has received a barrage of negative reviews in many countries, including France, Germany, and South Korea.

While the film boasts a 95% audience rating on Rotten Tomatoes, several international film rating websites, including IMDb in the UK, Brazil, and Mexico, as well as AlloCiné in France, have seen a considerable number of negative reviews.

"The Little Mermaid" Receives Mixed Reviews Worldwide

AlloCiné issued an official statement saying, "We have observed an unusual distribution of scores that requires caution. We encourage you to form your own judgment of the film." Although not unprecedented, this phenomenon is rare.

Similar reports have also been published on IMDb, with IMDb stating that they have implemented a new weighted calculation method to maintain the reliability of their rating system.

In Germany, Moviepilot displayed a pre-release rating of 0.7 out of 10 for "The Little Mermaid," significantly lower than any other film in the same genre. The rating has now increased to 5.

According to a report by South Korean news outlet SBS, the film has faced "rating terrorism" over the weekend, with headlines on Korean entertainment website Zapzee even featuring the phrase "Counterattack against 'Black Mermaid.'"

"The Little Mermaid" Receives Mixed Reviews Worldwide

Box Office Mojo data reveals that "The Little Mermaid" surpassed $110 million in North American box office revenue within four days, surpassing films like "Fast & Furious 10" and "Guardians of the Galaxy 3." However, the film's current domestic box office earnings stand at only ¥18.58 million, with a rating of 5.3 on Douban.

It's worth mentioning that the film's hairstylist, Camille Friend, recently disclosed that the wig worn by Halle Bailey's character Ariel, the Little Mermaid, cost at least $150,000. She explained that they didn't cut Halle's original hair because she wanted to stay true to her African heritage. Instead, they custom-made a 30-inch wig for her.

"The Little Mermaid" Receives Mixed Reviews Worldwide