"The Little Mermaid" Just Seems Weird And Sexist In This Satirical Trailer
Screen Junkies has done a hilarious and brutally frank takedown of the beloved Disney classic. You'll never be able to watch it the same way again.
Screen Junkies is famous for making its own "Honest Trailers" for hit movies, pointing out plot holes, inconsistencies and generally taking the piss.
Now it has turned its attentions to The Little Mermaid, which is marking its 25th anniversary this year.
Needless to say, the guys have great fun with the Disney classic.
It starts by inviting you to "travel under the sea to the whimsically fascist kingdom of Atlantica..."
"...where some fish are allowed to swim free, while others are forced to drag the ruling class around in their chariots..."
"...or use their own bodies as instruments!"
Then it introduces Ariel, "a half-naked 15-year-old..."
"...and a confirmed hoarder."
The love story gets a right kicking. "Get swept up in a fantastical romance where love conquers all..."
...if by "love", you mean acting like a clueless mute brat so an older guy will make out with you