“The Little Mermaid” received 2-star review from Korean film critic 

Korean film critic Lee Dong Jin has revealed his thoughts on Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” live-action, drawing attention.

Interest in Disney’s live-action film “The Little Mermaid“, which was released on the 24th, has continued to grow.


Since before its release, “The Little Mermaid” has been surrounded by a “casting controversy”, and the reactions following the release have been sharply divided. Amidst this, film critic Lee Dong Jin recently shared his honest impression of the film, attracting attention.

In particular, on May 28th, Lee Dong Jin made a one-line review of “The Little Mermaid” through his Wattpedia account. Here, he gave the film a rating of 2.0 out of 5 stars, which falls significantly below average.

Lee Dong Jin

“After brilliantly reproducing the original iconic scenes, it becomes pale and lackluster”, the film critic simply wrote. 

This comment suggests that while the film vividly recreated the beloved Disney animation “The Little Mermaid”, it fell short of delivering the same vitality.

His brief review garnered sympathetic comments.


In particular, netizens left comments such as, “It’s unfortunate for the actors who received criticism for a film like this for years”, “The issue was not the casting but the direction of the film”, “It’s so disappointing”, and “If Lee Dong Jin, a film critic, is criticizing it like this…”

So far, opinions on “The Little Mermaid” are divided between positive and negative in various movie communities.

Meanwhile, as of 11 AM (KST) on May 29th, the overseas film review site “Rotten Tomatoes” recorded a “tomatometer” rating of 67% and an audience score of 95% for “The Little Mermaid”. On the review aggregation site  “Metacritic”, a score of 59 was recorded.

Source: Insight

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