This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
The opening sequence had me thinking this was going to be special.
What could be described as a gritty reboot of the myth of The Little Mermaid, The Lure is a chaotic mess of too many ideas that are treated with too little dignity, deliberation, and focus. The picture is front-loaded with musical numbers that hold us constantly at arms length from the characters, an issue that is never overcome. Without a character anchor, and with sheer endless…