The Little Mermaid is a 2023 American musical fantasy film 

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film directed by Rob Marshall and written by David Magee. 

It is a live-action adaptation of Disney’s 1989 animated film 

The Little Mermaid was released in the United States on May 26, 2023.  

It received mixed reviews from critics 

with praise for Bailey’s performance and the musical numbers 

but criticism for the CGI and the lack of originality. 

The film was a box office success, grossing over $1.3 billion worldwide. 

Halle Bailey gives a standout performance as Ariel.  

The CGI is sometimes jarring, and the film can be a bit too long.