Movie Review: Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas (2003)

Hi Catie,

Adam and I watched this movie last night along with two others I will be reviewing as well. At around eight or nine in the evening, we began our movie binge with Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas (2003). It’s an animated movie with the leading voices of Joseph Fiennes, Brad Pitt, Catherine Zeta-Jones, and Michelle Pfeiffer.

The summary: “The sailor of legend is framed by the goddess Eris for the theft of the Book of Peace, and must travel to her realm at the end of the world to retrieve it and save the life of his childhood friend Prince Proteus.”

My opinion: I love this movie. I loved it when I was a child, and today I still watch it every so often for inspiration of seafaring characters and the random happenstances that can occur when out on the ocean in a world of fantasy.

Naturally, this world is supposed to be Earth, way way back in the day, but alas, something so ancient in history feels like a fantasy to me as I cannot truly empathize what I have not experienced.

The characters are well-thought out. A man who loves his city, his birthright, and holds a sense of honor for his duties.

A man who has never had things easy, yet managed to befriend someone outside of his working class bounds, holds the thief-with-a-heart-of-gold trope, and still rings noble in the end.

A woman, promised in an engagement and prepared for a life she didn’t ask for – yet she’s still strong, and adventurous, and a wonderful role-model of optimism, cleverness, and honor.

This entire adventure was sprinkled with well-placed quips, comedic value, and soul-searching for all ages. I formally rate this movie 4/5 stars.

 

 

 

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