growing up i couldn't understand my dad's complete dislike of this movie. i mean it's a disney movie, they would dot every i and cross every t. they wouldn't put in front of children's faces disobedient self centered role models for our children to mimic. they wouldn't have different species try to mate (ok well that one seems to be pretty typical.... kinky disney, very kinky).
then the other day as i'm singing along with the movie for the 1000th time, we get to the part where her father has just discovered and destroyed her cave of contraband and she sings "betcha on land they understand that they DON'T reprimand their daughters"
WHAT???!!! excuse me, go missing for extended amounts of time, have a collection of illegal items, sneak around, go gaga for someone out of your species (aka. non complimenting genitalia) and your parents should say "SURE, good for your, hope you don't die. We are just your stupid parents and we were hoping you would find yourself in a life of misery, carpe diem!"
ok, so my dad was onto something by disliking this beotch! (my words, not his). so i look further into the story. ***go to dad's arch enemy, sign a contract for your soul, try to marry a guy who doesn't know you but will marry YOUR VOICE (??? he is brilliant!) and in the end when you can't come through on the deal you SIGNED, let dad throw himself in harms way and risk the entire kingdom and ocean all because the princess wanted her way.
what a great lesson for kids, go ahead do drugs, marry a cow, drive drunk, get a payday loan at one of those places on the corner. the world is your oyster!!!
i have found i'm not the only one with disdain for this little tart (oh ya, don't get me started on her immodest shell bra!) fellow blogger Yakko Warner wrote this back in 2005. I enjoy his theories on why King Triton is a pathetic father, and why Eric ends up being a bad father and husband. Here i was just focusing on the hussy.
in closing, i wish this guy would have gotten ahold of her in full fish form! mmmmm, deep fried seabratt!