Despite racist rants and ludicrous complaints of "woke-ism," Disney's beloved classic, The Little Mermaid, has resurfaced with Halle Bailey as Ariel.
The film's exceptional storytelling, which remains faithful to the original animated classic while introducing new twists and surprises, has been lauded by fans. Audiences have taken to social media platforms to express their overwhelming joy for the film's magical narrative, heartfelt moments, show-stopping musical numbers and Bailey's performance. The hashtag #TheLittleMermaidMovie became a trending topic this weekend, with fans sharing their emotional reactions, praising the film's breathtaking visuals, and expressing gratitude for how it has rekindled their childhood memories. Additionally, there are little Black girls everywhere in awe at seeing a representation of themselves on the big screen.
As the box office numbers continue to rise, it's clear that The Little Mermaid has become a tidal wave of success, capturing the hearts of a new generation. See some of the best reactions below: