The Magic Is Missing in This Fairy Tale.
This is a very silly movie where not much happens, there is not enough magic or fantasy in this story.
This little mermaid (Elizabeth) doesn't seem to be imprisoned by Locke, the evil wizard. She seems to be very free to go anywhere; she goes about town meeting people and making friends. She doesn't seem tortured or depressed by her situation. I guess she's just given up of ever being free.