Legend of the Sea

Movie review by
Brian Costello, Common Sense Media
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Some conflict and minor violence in Pixar rip-off.
  • PG
  • 2012
  • 76 minutes

Parents say

age 18+
Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 7+
Based on 4 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this movie.

Educational Value

This film is intended to entertain, not educate.

Positive Messages

Growing up isn't easy, and sometimes it takes some longer than others to develop talents and gifts.

Positive Role Models & Representations

Prince Draco fights against an evil interloper, which is nice, but none of the characters are distinct enough to make them stand out much.

Violence & Scariness

Swordfish try to stab the dragon hero. Lobsters fight crabs. Shrimp fight swordfish. A dragon is stabbed with a spike through his middle section. A dragon blows fire on swordfish, setting them on fire.

Sexy Stuff
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Legend of the Sea is a mediocre CGI feature about a dragon prince who must rescue his beloved sea from an evil octopus. There is minor violence between fish fighting for supremacy, as well as dragons blowing flame on fish. (Don't ask why fire burns in the bottom of the ocean.) Ultimately, this isn't the most exciting story, though younger kids who can handle the tension might be temporarily amused.

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User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byBobbyjoe123 May 3, 2015

legend of the sea more like legend of the momma sea dragon that overdosed on drugs

This show was the dumbest thing I have ever seen first of all the main character has no mother that probably overdosed on pot and the animation was horrible it... Continue reading
Adult Written byDARKmAgiC99 October 21, 2014


Teen, 16 years old Written byaverylogicalperson November 13, 2018

I love it

Honestly, this movie is incredible! I loved it so very much and would definetly watch again. In my opinion, this movie should be played at drive-in theaters. T... Continue reading
Kid, 11 years old October 19, 2014


I haven't watched the whole thing, but from what I saw anybody over 5 probably would rather gorge their eyes out. My friend got a headache from watching it... Continue reading

What's the story?

Prince Draco (Rob Schneider) is a dragon in training, but is distracted and not overly interested in his studies. This changes when, after hiding his luminous pearl in a safe place, he discovers Octo, an evil octopus planning to conquer Prince Draco's beloved Eastern Sea and steal the pearl and the throne from the prince's father. Prince Draco must grow up quickly and enlist the help of his father and all the fish in the kingdom to defend their sea from the machinations of the evil Octo.

Is it any good?

LEGEND OF THE SEA is a predictable film, and the computer animation is not the best. The only thing separating most of the characters is how they look and their "funny" voices. It's only 76 minutes, but even that seems a bit long. There are pointless musical sequences, side-stories where nothing much happens, and it's difficult to care how the movie ends.

Older kids will be turned off by the animation. Younger kids will be bored with the story. Skip it.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about how films like these seem influenced by Pixar animated films. What similarities and differences do you notice?

  • Besides different voices and different visuals, how might characters stand apart from one another in movies?

  • How do budget limitations keep films from reaching a greater potential?

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