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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, 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
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Teen, 14 years old Written byThecoolcomet December 15, 2015

Far the worst animated movie in history

Has no good content multiple uses of swear words and all together was a pile of junk
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Teen, 16 years old Written byREVIEWGUY101 September 8, 2016

Just a bland boring and ugly film

This was clearly a accident because no one is stupid enough to animate this or even watch for your safety and health DO NOT WATCH
What other families should know
Too much violence

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