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4.0 out of 5 stars Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas - A Review
Dreamworks' latest effort sees a roguish sailor wrongly accused of a theft he didn't commit, thanks to the machinations of the Goddess of Chaos, briliantly voiced by Michelle Pfeiffer. Finding himself condemned to execution, Sinbad's playmate, and prince of the realm (Ralph Fiennes) nobly steps in to take his place. Thus, Sinbad finds himself on a potentially suicidal...
Published on 17 Oct 2003 by takingamoment

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3.0 out of 5 stars Okay, but Ray Harryhausen has nothing to worry about
Sinbad - Legend of the Seven Seas is a little less rushed than usual for a DreamWorks 2D animated feature, but it still never quite works. The plot feels a bit too TV and the mixture of traditional hand-drawn animation with computer graphics isn't exactly successful, with the CGI coming off as the loser - generally fine for the creatures, though like Sinbad's ship they...
Published on 15 Jun 2010 by Trevor Willsmer


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4.0 out of 5 stars Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas - A Review, 17 Oct 2003
This review is from: Sinbad: Legend Of The Seven Seas [DVD] [2003] (DVD)
Dreamworks' latest effort sees a roguish sailor wrongly accused of a theft he didn't commit, thanks to the machinations of the Goddess of Chaos, briliantly voiced by Michelle Pfeiffer. Finding himself condemned to execution, Sinbad's playmate, and prince of the realm (Ralph Fiennes) nobly steps in to take his place. Thus, Sinbad finds himself on a potentially suicidal voyage, racing to retrive the book of Peace, before his estranged friend must be put to death. The action sequences and special effects are incredible, and were especially breathtaking without the scratching on the cinema screen, but the film suffers for its writing and the over-acting of some of its cast members. Brad Pitt as Sindbad is well-cast, obviously enjoying the role - this comes through wonderfully in his performance, but the film's attempts at pathos and romance often seem forced; the best drawn relationship is that between Sinbad and his dog, which provides quite a few of the laughs...
Despite its flaws, the film is enjoyable for its energy and visual audacity alone, and comes highly recommended for all ages - even more so in all its digital glory.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining animated action adventure, 6 Mar 2004
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This review is from: Sinbad: Legend Of The Seven Seas [DVD] [2003] (DVD)
Having Sinbad-mad kids we finally succumbed to buying them this DVD in the hope that they would like it. Well, contrary to many critics’ views that it is an animated adventure only for kids, I found the whole DVD delightfully entertaining with enough smart one-line quips to keep adults amused and plenty of swashbuckling battles of the goodies against the baddies to maintain 100% children attention.
Brad Pitt’s voice comes across extremely well, as does his Joseph Feinnes, but in my view the star voiceover was that of Michelle Pfieffer who plays the Eris, the goddess of Chaos who resides in the fantastic realm of Tartarus. She adds so much more to the character than either Pitt or Catharine Zeta Jones, perfecting a warm sensuality, a pinnacle of deviousness and a flash of brutality that leaves you almost hoping that Sinbad really does sail away to paradise with her.
The extras that come on the DVD are good… Cyclops Island is a post-film preview of what Sinbad and Marina get up to on their subsequent adventures and the Making of Sinbad is entertaining.
No real downsides at all. A good buy.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars really good film, 3 Feb 2013
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quite underrated film with reallt good effects for blending cgi and hand drawn animation, and some really good characters. dvd worked just fine.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Impressive reimagining of the Sinbad legend, 23 Aug 2010
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D. Lucas "guidebook vulture" (London, UK) - See all my reviews
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Its not the greatest story I've experienced in an animated feature (Sinbad goes in search of a magical book to save his childhood friend from being executed) but then, Sinbad movies never really are about deep and complex storylines - they are just an excuse for some fancy special effects and escapism. Such is the case with the old live-action movies that featured Harryhausen's animated creatures. But this updated version of the Sinbad legend does indeed contain some gorgeous visuals. The sea is beautifully animated and there are some colourful and dramatic backdrops.
The action scenes are tremendously exciting, with some awesome camera angles and lots of fancy acrobatics and swordfighting. This is some of the nicest blends of 2d and 3d animation I've seen.
The monsters are impressive, but not too scarey for kids. Most of the appeal comes from the human characters as they perform death-defying feats to survive against the monsters, which often results in a little gross-out comedy.

Sinbad himself (voiced by Brad Pitt) is depicted as a brutish thief - I suppose this is to contrast him against the usual nobel heroic type of Sinbads that we've seen in other movies. The thuggish, sarcastic act does feel a little annoying and uncreative after a while, with Sinbad's response to most questions being "yep" "uh... yeah" and "uh... No". And the whole romantic comedy aspect between Sinbad and the heroine (voiced by Catherine Zeta Jones) is also kind of predictable and tedious. What saves this movie for me, however, is the rest of Sinbad's crew, which is comprised of kind-hearted thugs armed with some vicous weaponry and crazy acrobatic skills. There are some nice running gags with each member of the crew, including them trying to impress the ladies and making bets based on Sinbad's chances of survival. And let's not forget Spike the dog, who seems to be added for the "aww" factor, but he's actually quite a lovable slob of a beast (thankfully, he also helps flesh out the otherwise cardboard hero and heroine). The main villain is the goddess Eris (voiced quite elegantly by Michelle Pfeiffer) Eris seems a bit like a female, seductive version of Hades from Disney's Hercules, but her form is quite a welcome sight to behold, thanks to an array of fancy special effects.

The music gets a annoying at times and could have been toned down a little, but at least we've been spared from any thumping Arabian notes that we heard in the old live action Sinbad movies. It might also be worth pointing out that this movie doesn't really follow any Arabian references and includes a lot of Greek mythology (hardly surprising for a Sinbad movie to use Greek myths)

So, if you're after a straight-forward, all-out fantasy action adventure, minus any singing, then Sinbad Legend of the Seven Seas is well worth checking out. Its not an emotional triumph like many other big animated movies out there, but its a nicely put-together bit of fun.

If only they had made a sequal...
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3.0 out of 5 stars Okay, but Ray Harryhausen has nothing to worry about, 15 Jun 2010
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Trevor Willsmer (London, England) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Sinbad: Legend Of The Seven Seas [DVD] [2003] (DVD)
Sinbad - Legend of the Seven Seas is a little less rushed than usual for a DreamWorks 2D animated feature, but it still never quite works. The plot feels a bit too TV and the mixture of traditional hand-drawn animation with computer graphics isn't exactly successful, with the CGI coming off as the loser - generally fine for the creatures, though like Sinbad's ship they often seem to lack any real weight that prevents them from properly integrating with the rest of the film. Okay if you're in an undemanding mood, but Ray Harryhausen has nothing to worry about.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great fun for kids and adults alike, 20 Jun 2006
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Mr. Gerard Mcnamara (Hungary) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Sinbad: Legend Of The Seven Seas [DVD] [2003] (DVD)
What a great movie! Brad Pitt as the voice of Sinbad is excellent, his vocals bring so much energy to the role that you nearly forget you are watching an animated film.

The movie itself is very fast with great action scenes, wonderful animation (no less can be expected from that amazing DreamWorks team), great one-liners and an invloving story/adventure. The music and sound effects are excellent adding greatly to the enjoyment of this movie.

The DVD extras are very good indeed. There are a large number of games for the kids which should keep them entertained for several hours and several other features, including a 'making of'. This is a great family movie and a good watch on a slow Sunday afternoon.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sinbad: Legend Of The Seven Seas, 4 Nov 2003
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The overall view of this film was excellent. I took my 5 year old son to the cinema to watch this he sat rivited to his seat! This film is certainly one for the kids, even though I really enjoyed it as well. There was a good story line and great ending. I would certainly recommend anyone to go and get it!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant Movie!, 5 April 2005
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Good film! Good film!
I loved it to bits.
I have always liked all the stories with gods and godesses and mythical beings, so the fact that they have made a film of it is very good news.
I especiallylike Aries - the godess of discord, and her cool morphing abilities!
It is definately worth buying this film!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 4 July 2014
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I really enjoyed this film and purchased it at a good price too
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3.0 out of 5 stars its okay, 21 Jun 2014
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Its okay but the Children have not asked to see it again, so I think not as good as expected
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