Movies on the subject of mermaid always attract the rich imagination of filmmakers, attracting a large audience thanks to the creation of very beautiful and mysterious characters. Different from the stunningly beautiful mermaids, whose red hair floats like waves crashing, there is a mermaid that is a big controversy in the movie lover community.
Controversy “mermaid” of color
The Little Mermaid (The Little Mermaid) is probably the most “drama” movie of the summer of 2023. Rarely is a movie that hasn’t been shown that its influence has gone beyond the film community and become the focus. It was a huge controversy for months with hundreds of memes, sarcasm and even detractors that were not easy to hear.
Halle Bailey – the black actress who played Ariel in the film was criticized for her appearance, which has been going on for a long time. With the desire to eliminate racist boundaries and stereotypes about appearance, Halle Bailey controversially created black hair, dreadlock hair cost the studio more than 150 thousand USD (about 3.5 billion VND – according to the report. Page Six).
Disney breaks the way in choosing actors beyond the framework of a princess pre-defined in the concept of each person. Many people doubted what Disney did with this “monument” because Princess Ariel and the songs in The Little Mermaid associated with childhood for generations. Many comments say that it is not racist but because it is “really ugly”, “not related to being of color”.
Seemingly not “smooth sailing”, the live action Mermaid received many compliments for the script, music, and acting by Halle Bailey. Halle Bailey did a great job playing the role of princess Ariel, although this role was not suitable for the actress. In addition, the content still sticks to the original, remakes almost 90% of the original plot, beautiful images, effects and metaphorical and educational integrations for children are quite good. The Little Mermaid is considered a bold but necessary step by Disney so that they can decide the future of the live action genre, after many successes and failures.
According to CNN, including international ticket sales, The Little Mermaid has reached $185.8 million in its opening weekend, opening on Rotten Tomatoes with an astonishing 95% score from viewers.
Overall, the film has not really conquered most of the audience but has almost reached the goal. The film’s message about love, family affection and the definition of “breaking all genders” is emphasized throughout the film. The 2023 version is a more active and powerful version than the animated version of 1989. Disney’s difficulty is to realize the movie that viewers already know the ending, having to convince the audience with more acting.
Jeon Ji Hyun became an icon thanks to “mermaid” Shim Chung
From the title of “box office queen” through the launch pad of Sassy Girl – the highest-grossing Korean comedy of all time in Korea, Jeon Ji Hyun continued to have another turning point with the mermaid image. in The Legend of the Blue Sea. The film achieved good results in ratings, receiving 4.8/5 rating points with more than 7 million views. “Mù Chanh” proves her position in Kbiz when she is the only female star ranked in the list of 10 best actors in 2016.
“Stupid aunt” Jeon Ji Hyun made a strong impression through her innocence, stupidity and coolness when playing “mermaid” Shim Chung. The female star had prepared very well for the role, taught herself a hard diving course, immersed herself in the water all day. She always retains the divine beauty in the form of a mermaid, the elegance, class and diverse transformational talent. The coquetry gestures make the audience soft, Jeon Ji Hyun’s chivalrous personality or ecstatic picture makes everyone satisfied and love the movie. Even each “fancy” costume in the movie created a strong fever.
Yeo Hee Mermaid – “new breeze” of My Boyfriend Is a Fox 1983
Besides the cult cast like “evil girl” Kim So Yeon or Kim Bum and Lee Dong Wook, the supporting female character Yeo Hee is equally noticeable in the mermaid shape in My Boyfriend Is a Fox 1983. Yeo Hee has two identities: during the day she is an employee of a clothing store, at night she turns into a beautiful female singer of the Paradise nightclub. The voice that is the strength of the mermaid is also a weapon for her to protect the person of her dreams. The mermaid has an innocent personality who wants to receive sincere love in return, constantly expressing her desire to “be in love” with Lee Rang, but the guy is ignorant and does not understand the sincerity of the beauty.
Playing the mermaid Yeo Hee in My Boyfriend Is a Fox 1983, Woo Hyun Jin surprised when this was the first time she hit the acting path. The 9x beauty is impressed by her lovely beauty and quite round acting, not becoming a burden for her seniors. She and Kim Bum created many feverish scenes, the scene where the fox and the mermaid had their first kiss made people excited.
In addition to the mermaid, the film also cleverly integrates many familiar characters in the childhood of many generations such as the Snail Bride, the novel Concubine Farewell…
Marian Rivera is dreamy in Mermaid Love Story
The Little Mermaid Love Story with the participation of Marian Rivera – the role of Dyesebel earned a great resonance for the Philippine film industry. “The most beautiful beauty in the land of a thousand islands” blends two modern Western beauty and Asian tenderness to help her play the perfect mermaid role. The mermaid Dyesebel fought fiercely for love, giving up her place to start a life contrary to the laws of nature, despite difficulties and dangers.
Marian Rivera built the character image so successfully that after nearly 15 years of debut, there is still no mermaid to escape Dyesebel’s shadow. Although she has settled down with her actor husband Dingdong Dantes and two children, the beauty is still the face of many big brands thanks to her beautiful beauty standard “one thousand years old beauty”.
Aquaman’s Princess Mera is ostracized
Aquaman’s mesmerizing footage of the great ocean has taken the international film industry by storm. On HBO Go, the movie scored 4.4/5 with many positive reviews. In part 1, Amber Heard impressed with the role of princess Mera – Aquaman’s lover. This role helps “the most beautiful beauty on the planet” rise to new heights and become one of Hollywood’s brightest stars.
However, the controversy between Amber Heard and ex-husband – Johnny Depp caused her to be boycotted by more than 4.5 million people, demanding the studio to remove Aquaman 2. Faced with a wave of boycotts, Amber Heard did not hesitate.” provoke” the audience by regularly posting behind-the-scenes photos of the second part. Many people still think that her character does not appear much in the new movie. In the recent trailer, the 8x female star appeared briefly in the battle scene, without dialogue. Anyway, Aquaman: The Lost Kingdom still promises to be a quality work of DC in the near future.
Fascinated by Lam Duan’s beauty in My Nhan Ngu
The film of “Hong Kong comedy king” Chau Tinh Tri My Nhan Ngu made certain marks, becoming the highest-grossing film in the Chinese language film industry, breaking the box office record in the domestic market. with 2.43 billion yuan (US$382 million), “surpassing” films of the same genre “Hunting you monsters”, “beating” Journey to the West 2, Than Bai 3 and helping 2016 box office revenue increase more 150% compared to 2015.
Regarded as one of the most beautiful female stars in the 95 flower group, Lam Duan once made people fall in love with “exploding beauty” with the mermaid image in My Nhan Ngu. She attracted attention when she surpassed 120,000 beauties, won an expensive role in the movie thanks to her slim body, beautiful face without dead corners and bright white skin. Although receiving many winged comments such as “a real princess with a real price”, Lam Duan made many people hesitate to act with many limitations.
On March 7, Lam Duan left Chau Tinh Tri’s entertainment company, ending 8 years of companionship. The beauty is oriented to independent development in the Mainland entertainment market, does not want to be trusted by the reputation, taking advantage of the reputation of the old teacher. My Nhan Ngu part 2 was recorded in 2019 but has not been released so far because it has to edit content and techniques.
Movies that exploit the image of mermaids with a new perspective, are not boring and always create a certain attraction for a large audience even though there have been many similar versions over the years. Each actor taking on the role of a mermaid has created his own image, bringing a deep message.