End of “The Little Mermaid” explained: how did they change the original version?

“The little Mermaid” (“The Little Mermaid”) has generated opinions divided among critics and the fans. Despite these discrepancies, halle bailey she has emerged triumphant in her role as Ariel, bringing a fresh perspective to the character. In the same way, small details that have been modified in Disney’s live-action have given a much deeper message to its viewers.

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Despite the criticism prior to the premiere, the protagonist has managed to captivate the public, as have other performances such as Melissa McCarthy’s as Úrsula.

However, one of the concerns for fans of the original version was that Disney’s creative liberties would result in a flop as has been the case with “Pinocchio” and “The Jungle Book.”

“The Little Mermaid” has managed to balance fidelity to the original story with small narrative adjustments. These changes, like the family bond between Ursula and Ariel, have added a new dynamic to the plot, enriching the experience for viewers.

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Why does Eric decide to marry Vanessa?

For much of the movie, Eric is completely in love with Ariel, even though he doesn’t know her identity, since she can’t speak. Ursula uses this to her advantage by becoming Vanessa and speaking with the voice she stole from her niece.

To ensure his success, he also charms the prince and deceives him by telling him that she had been the woman who saved him from the shipwreck, with whom he had fallen in love. This ruse manages to convince Eric that Vanessa is her true love, leading him to make the decision to marry her as soon as possible.

Jonah Hauer-King plays Eric in "The little Mermaid" (Photo: Walt Disney Pictures)

Jonah Hauer-King plays Eric in “The Little Mermaid” (Photo: Walt Disney Pictures)

News of Eric’s impending wedding is quickly relayed by Scuttle to Ariel, so she can stop the wedding.

Who rescues Ariel?

Ariel finds herself in dire straits when she fails to share a “True Love’s Kiss” before sunset, meaning Ursula is assured of victory.

The wicked sea witch drags Ariel back to the depths of the ocean, where the princess once again becomes a mermaid.

Javier Bardem gives life to King Triton of "The little Mermaid" (Photo: Walt Disney Pictures)

Javier Bardem gives life to King Triton from “The Little Mermaid” (Photo: Walt Disney Pictures)

At this moment, King Triton appears to confront his sister once and for all. However, he realizes that the only way to save his daughter is to give the trident to the villain.

How did they change the original version?

In the original version of “The Little Mermaid”, the dynamics of the final battle had a small but significant change in the new adaptation. On this occasion, it is Ariel who is in charge of ending Ursula in the final battle, instead of Eric, who is also part of the confrontation.

The mermaid performs an action similar to what the prince did in the 1989 version: she takes control of the ship and steers it to the left, piercing Úrsula with her sharp prow.