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