AQ score: 38, Aspie Score: asp 142/200 nt 58/200
I think that a lot of people are so used to a movie or series being woke, political or something along those lines when race or sex/gender is involved. Especially if it comes from Disney. They automatically asume a new project will also have all these things because of main character casting. The casting of Ursula did not help either since that actress seems to play in mostly woke movies the last couple of years. Personally I would have prefered a girl with very pale skin. Because I think it fits the theme better. However casting was not the reason I was not interested in the movie. Personally I did not really like the look of the scenes shown in the trailer. It did just not appeal to me. But I think it does appeal to young children when you look at the colors and other aspects.This one was lovely though. No political stuff anywhere in the film. It was just a shy, lovable mermaid who falls in love with a human. That's all.
I think people are generally tired of political and woke movies and series. And I think the trailer made them assume this movie would contain a lot of that aswell. I`m happy to hear it didn`t. And will certainly give it a try when I can watch it at home.