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A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
This film is intended to entertain, not educate.
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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.
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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. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
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.
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