Legend of the Sea

 
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Some conflict and minor violence in Pixar rip-off.
  • Review Date: July 3, 2012
  • Rated: PG
  • Genre: Action/Adventure
  • Release Year: 2012
  • Running Time: 76 minutes

What parents need to know

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

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
Not applicable
Language
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Consumerism
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Drinking, drugs, & smoking
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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.

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?

QUALITY
 

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.

Families can talk 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?

Movie details

DVD release date:January 17, 2012
Cast:J.J. Lin, Jin Sha, Rob Schneider
Director:Benjamin Toh
Studio:Phase 4 Films
Genre:Action/Adventure
Topics:Adventures
Run time:76 minutes
MPAA rating:PG
MPAA explanation:mild action and some rude language

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Teen, 13 years old Written byThomas james October 20, 2014
 

HORRIBLE,STUPID,AND RETARDED

THE SHOW WAS DOWN RIGHT STUPID.... HOW DO SOME OF THE CARACTERS CATCH ON FIRE UNDER WATER YOUR KIDDING ME AND A 3 ARM RETARDED OCTOPUS WHICH WAS REALLY STUPID AND I DO RECALL HIM WHEN HE WAS WATCHING THE OCTOPUSES PLAN WHILE HE WAS ON THE CELING I AM PRETTY SURE HE SAID D..... I SHOULD HAVE PAID MORE ATENTION THE STORYLINE WAS HORRIBLE AND THE SHOW IS NOT FOR KIDS I WOULD SAY INSTEAD OF PG WHY NOT GIVE IT R INSTEAD AND THERE WAS PLENTY OF VIOLENCE AS IM CONCERNED GET RID OF IT DO NOT WATCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Parent 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 was like playing and early video game in the 90s and the antagonist (which is an octopus) has 3 arms instead of 8 arms and the show has lots of violence and how do people get set on fire underwater your kidding me and this movie was clearly a disney rip off instead of a princess its a dumb dragon prince on drugs.... This was the dumbest animated movie I have ever seen
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Teen, 14 years old Written byWOLF13 October 22, 2014
 

THE DUMBEST SHOW EVER

THIS SHOW IS VERY STUPID IT HAS LOTS OF VIOLENCE AND IS VERY STUPID THERE BLOOD SWEARING AND IS NOT RECOMENDED FOR KIDS BESIDES EVEN IF THE KIDS COULD NOT WATCH IT I DONT THINK THE PARENTS WOULD
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Too much violence
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

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