Since the new Disney live-action movie was announced “The little Mermaid” (“The Little Mermaid” in its original language) raised some questions about the decision to bring a classic film to life. However, criticism increased when the cast was announced to be in charge of bringing these beloved characters to life; among them, Halle Bailey. Since its premiere on Thursday June 25, negative comments have been increasing and the IMDb portal -dedicated to audience reviews- has made the decision to place a warning about the film on its page.
The live-action directed by Rob Marshall has not achieved the expected box office debut for its first weekend. Added to this is the criticism of the film’s development. Do you want to know what was the warning that IMDb launched? Below, we give you all the details.
Faced with this tense situation that Disney’s new live-action movie is experiencing, IMDb clarified that its rating mechanism had detected a “unusual voting activity” with “The Little Mermaid”.
“To preserve the reliability of our rating system, an alternate weighting calculation was applied”, reads the warning issued by IMDb on its platform available in the United States, Canada, Great Britain, Brazil and Mexico.
He also added that they accept and consider all votes “received by users, not all votes have the same impact on the final rating. When unusual voting activity is detected, an alternate weighting calculation may be applied to preserve the reliability of our system.”
However, IMDb hasn’t been the only review site taking action on comments about “The Little Mermaid.” The French site AlloCiné specified that they were observing “an unusual distribution of scores that calls for the need for caution.” “We encourage you to make your own decisions about the film,” sentenced.
“Ariel, the youngest of King Triton’s daughters and the most defiant, wishes to know more about the world beyond the sea, and while visiting the surface, she falls in love with the handsome Prince Eric. While mermaids are forbidden to interact with humans, Ariel must follow her heart. So, she makes a deal with the wicked sea witch, Ursula, which gives her the chance to experience life on land, which puts her life and her father’s crown in danger.”cites the official synopsis for “The Little Mermaid.”
The new Disney adaptation stars American actress Halle Bailey in the role of Ariel. She is joined by Jonah Hauer-King as Eric and Melissa McCarthy as Ursula.
These are the actors that make up the cast of “The Little Mermaid”:
- Halle Bailey as Ariel
- Jonah Hauer-King as Eric
- Melissa McCarthy as Ursula
- Dave Diggs as Sebastian
- Javier Bardem as King Triton
- Jacob Tremblay as Flounder
- Awkwafina as Scuttle
- Art Malik as Grimsby
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