Ariel holds up a fork underwater in the live action little mermaid. This review will help you know if it's too scary for kids

Is the Live Action Little Mermaid Scary for Kids?: What Parents Need to Know

If you’re thinking of taking your kids to see The Little Mermaid 2023, and looking for a spoiler-free parent review, don’t worry, I gotchu. And details (without spoilers) to help you decide if the live action Little Mermaid is scary for kids you might want to bring. 

I know there are a lot of people who are excited for every new Disney remake announced. I am not one of those people. So the live action version of The Little Mermaid was just the next up on my list of movies to go into, hoping for the best, but expecting the worst. Whether because I wasn’t hoping for much, or because it truly was done well, I have to say I was pleasantly surprised.

I brought my three littles with me. A 12 year old daughter who has seen the original The Little Mermaid many times, but not in a few years. My 10-year-old son who disdains princess movies, and my 5-year-old daughter who loves them. I get into their thoughts in our kids review (also without spoilers).

Live Action Little Mermaid Kids Review: What Age is Best?

The 2023 remake of The Little Mermaid is swimming into theaters May 26th. The live action re-imagination has some differences beyond a new Ariel. One of those being a runtime nearly an hour longer than the original. To read my full parent review, and for more details on whether the live action Little Mermaid being is scary for kids, read my other post. But this one is all about what my kids thought.

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