The Little Mermaid: Ariel’s Beginning (2008)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family Film, Children, Disney
This is the third film in the Little Mermaid franchise and is a prequel to the story. I personally expected this film to be just as disappointing as the second film but I was happily surprised 🙂 . It is a pleasant narrative and the songs are passable (Not exactly as memorable as the Classic) but I did really like the Villain’s song “Just One Mistake”. I liked that we got to see the sisters with personalities and individual character traits, plus I enjoyed the tale overall (the mother and the entire beginning section was good) 🙂 . I do miss Ursula and would have loved to see her again, possible learning why she was banished from the Kingdom? But I did like Marina Del Ray, she was funny and gave a decent reason to be a villain. However, the character seemed to be coping Ursula with her “pets” and Sebastian should have a had more songs than “Jump in the Line” (it was a shame, I like this song but Disney…couldn’t you write him an original?). Overall, it is a very enjoyable movie that continues the theme of the Little Mermaid more than the sequel.
I give this film 3 Stars out of 5!