Even More Eyes’s review published on Letterboxd:
Ariel, a teenage mermaid princess and hoarder with land-walker envy, ignored common sense and gave up the ability to communicate for the chance to meet a complete stranger. Also ignored her father King Triton’s concerns about humans, given their destructive attitudes towards marine life and the fact that they literally eat his citizens. At least she showed more agency than her Disney Princess predecessors.
The great musical numbers were almost enough to forgive the ridiculously contrived romantic plot. Ursula was right; Disney princes chase any pretty woman, even if she never says a word and they know absolutely nothing about her.