Fans of The Little Mermaid were left horrified after being served what they considered seriously ‘dark’ food at the movie premiere.
The highly anticipated live-action adaptation of the beloved Disney classic has garnered a mix of excitement and concern.
While some fans worry that the new film may deviate too far from the original storyline, others have expressed their reservations about the casting of Halle Bailey.
Nevertheless, anticipation for The Little Mermaid’s release in cinemas has been high, but it hasn’t come without some drama. At an Australian premiere of the film, attendees were surprised and speechless when they discovered the food on offer.
Moviegoers were given sushi to snack on during the screening, which led to a wave of reactions on TikTok as people shared their thoughts on this unusual culinary choice.
One attendee named Cody Jon took to TikTok to showcase the sushi, labeling the selection as both sickening and brilliant. The video quickly went viral, amassing over 351,000 views.
Commenters joined in on the conversation, expressing their own opinions about the peculiar food choice. Some viewers initially questioned why the sushi appeared dark until they realized the irony of serving fish-related food during a movie that centers around fish characters.
to whoever was planned this. you’re sick. but also brilliant. #thelittlemermaid #premiere #hallebailey
The menu choice drew some criticism, with individuals questioning the decision-making process behind it. However, others found humor in the situation, suggesting that it was a clever way to create an immersive experience that engaged multiple senses. The concept of a character-inspired meal also sparked amusement among some viewers.
Despite the food controversy, The Little Mermaid is still expected to have a successful opening weekend at the box office. According to The Hollywood Handle Twitter page, the film is projected to earn an estimated $115 million domestically.
Fans around the world can look forward to the exclusive theatrical release of The Little Mermaid on May 26, where they can experience the film firsthand and form their own opinions on this highly-anticipated adaptation.