My biggest criticism was that the underwater community was really left unexpanded. You didn’t really feel any conflict about her leaving because it felt so bleak and joyless… I’d much rather have seen a bit more vibrancy and fun to add another dimension to the story.
I hated that scene in the movie. Also the dodgy CGI (and direction) took me out of the film at times. Despite that I loved the cast and enjoyed the music. Im kicking myself for not seeing it in 3D.Yeah I went in cynical but loved it. It is an easy 20-30mins too long and the new songs are a little Lin-Manuel Miranda by numbers, but overall fun and exciting and gorgeous.
I thought the Giant Ursula scenes did a good job of getting the scaryness factor in for the kids in a way that wasn't too OTT or silly for the adults. I still remember that vividly from the original.