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Sea Level 2: Magic Arch

By Brian Costello, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Violence, peril, bullying in Finding Nemo knock-off.

Movie PG 2020 82 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 4+

Based on 1 parent review

age 4+

This is a huge pile of trash

There is no Garfield or Curious George in this movie. TAKE THE STEAMROLLER YOU PURCHASED AND RUN OVER YOUR DVD OF SEA LEVEL 2 MAGIC ARCH!!!!

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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This movie is basically a cheap knock-off of Finding Nemo and Finding Dory. The characters look suspiciously like better-known Pixar characters (without looking too much like Pixar characters to attract the attention of Pixar lawyers). When the slow and convoluted storyline drags a little too much, it's nothing some obvious references to Star Wars and Raiders of the Lost Ark won't fix. While Sea Level 2: Magic Arch makes some comments on the importance of teamwork to accomplish great things like stopping an army of evil Moray eels, the sentiment is as uninspired as everything else about this movie.

While there's a small chance that younger kids will identify with Delphi and his friend Zane as they try to prove their mettle to their peers, they're just as likely to be confused by the many story threads. While there's a semblance of a central story, there's also something about a mystical turtle, an election, and a missing fish father. There are also extraneous characters who only seem to exist because the writers thought they were being clever (a stingray named Uncle Ray, for example). Sea Level 2: Magic Arch is in the tradition of the many other Pixar copies that seem to exist to fool parents and grandparents into thinking that they're renting a Pixar movie instead of a pale imitation that's far less entertaining.

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