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The Seven Deadly Sins: Cursed by Light

By Brian Costello, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Fantasy violence, some blood in bombastic anime.

Movie NR 2021 79 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 12+

Based on 1 parent review

age 12+

People over exaggerated

The film was good, not the best but it’s was semi-enjoyable. I’d recommend watching the film before watching the last episode of season 5 (or 4 of you don’t count in the filler season) so you can really get that reality that the 7Ds is over.

Is It Any Good?

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This movie is bombastic, confusing, and best for fans of the show. The Seven Deadly Sins: Cursed by Light takes the "kitchen sink" approach to storytelling in anime to extremes. The complexities of the relationships and histories of characters in William Faulkner novels are easier to follow than this. Listing the characters or writing down the various realms and clans and ranks doesn't really help. Essentially, it's a fantasy anime in which The Seven Deadly Sins -- an alliance of warrior-wizards -- must fight a war against those who didn't appreciate that The Seven Deadly Sins ended a war that happened six months earlier. This is interspersed with some violent images of involving spikes, spears, swords, explosions, giant purple orbs, and mind control.

It's a movie and companion piece to the popular anime series, so like so many anime and fantasy stories with self contained and detailed universes, perhaps the best bet is to start watching the series at the beginning before starting with this movie. This isn't something that stands on its own. It's clearly (or unclearly) part of a greater whole, and without prior knowledge of these characters, their relationships, and their histories, it's all a jumbled mess. The only real clear part is that it's easy to tell the difference between the Fairy Clan and the Giant Clan as the former is much smaller than the latter. Aside from this, to best understand and appreciate it, you're better off starting at the beginning and working your way to this point.

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