The First Reactions For "The Little Mermaid" Are In, So Here's What Everyone Is Saying About The New Movie

    Following the world premiere of the new The Little Mermaid, the first reactions to the film have hit the internet, with many saying Halle Bailey gives an outstanding performance as Ariel.

    We're less than a month away before Disney's The Little Mermaid hits theaters, and it's already one of the most highly-anticipated movies of the summer.

    The Little Mermaid poster featuring Ariel sitting on the ocean floor and looking up at the surface

    Directed by Rob Marshall with a screenplay by David Magee, The Little Mermaid is the live-action adaptation of the classic Disney animated movie we all know and love.

    Ariel sings as she lies on a rock formation

    This version stars Halle Bailey, Melissa McCarthy, Javier Bardem, Jonah Hauer-King, Daveed Diggs, Awkwafina, Jacob Tremblay, Noma Dumezweni, Art Malik, and many more.

    Screenshot from "The Little Mermaid"

    While we've been talking about the movie for what feels like YEARS, last night was finally the world premiere in Los Angeles, which means the first reactions to The Little Mermaid are rolling in.

    Halle Bailey at the premiere of "The Little Mermaid"

    And, I am so happy to report that everyone seems unanimous in saying this is one of the best live-action remakes for Disney, particularly because of Halle's sheer Disney princess star power as Ariel.

    Screenshot from "The Little Mermaid"

    So, I've rounded up some of the best first reactions to The Little Mermaid so far, so you can get excited for this truly magical Disney movie:

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    Zoe Rose Bryant / Disney / Via Twitter: @ZoeRoseBryant


    Brandon Lewis / Disney / Via Twitter: @blewis1103


    Kathia Woods / Disney / Via Twitter: @kathia_woods


    Terry Carter / Disney / Via Twitter: @WrittenByTerry


    @POCculture / Disney / Via Twitter: @POCculture


    Gillian Blum / Via Twitter: @GillianBlum


    @dialofdestiny / Disney / Via Twitter: @dialofdestiny


    Nora Dominick / Disney / Via Twitter: @noradominick


    Stephanie Ramirez / Disney / Via Twitter: @SweetnShy13


    @evanslarson / Disney / Via Twitter: @evanslarsons


    @becomingfelicia / Disney / Via Twitter: @becomingfelicia


    Lauren Garafano / Disney / Via Twitter: @laurengarafano


    John Nguyen / Disney / Via Twitter: @JohnSpartan300


    Michael Lee / Disney / Via Twitter: @IamMichaelJLee


    Perri Nemiroff / Disney / Via Twitter: @PNemiroff


    @FicoCangiano / Disney / Via Twitter: @FicoCangiano


    Meredith Loftus / Disney / Via Twitter: @MeredithLoftus


    Sabina Graves / Via Twitter: @SabinaHasNoR


    Erik Davis / Via Twitter: @ErikDavis


    Courtney Howard / Disney / Via Twitter: @Lulamaybelle

    In conclusion:

    @korysstar / Disney / Via Twitter: @korysstar

    The Little Mermaid hits theaters on May 26.

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