Halle Bailey and Daveed Diggs carry this uninspired flick in another completely unnecessary live action remake once again padded with extraneous plotlines and exposition.
The underwater CGI is terrible, distractingly so, which is especially noticeable after how good Talokan looked in Wakanda Forever. The movie improves a lot when it's on land, and I actually enjoyed the scenes of Eric and Ariel meeting and exploring the mainland. But crab Daveed Diggs and seagull Awkwafina rapping together was surreal.
Also, Eric wasn't even hot. Like, come on Disney.