Sinbad - Legend of the Seven Seas (2003)
Movie InfoThe legendary rogue of the seven seas confronts a new assortment of dangers and thrills in this animated action-adventure tale. Sinbad (voice of Brad Pitt) and his crews of pirate adventurers are hoping to retire to Fiji, and they discover a treasure that could make that possible -- the Book of Peace, which has kept the Twelve Cities in harmony for centuries. But Sinbad's plan to snatch the magic book is complicated when he learns it's on board a ship captained by his longtime friend Proteus (voice of Joseph Fiennes). While Sinbad still has his eye on the book, so does the mischievous goddess Eris (voice of Michelle Pfeifer), who sends a deadly sea monster into Sinbad's path to scuttle his plans. With the help of Proteus, Sinbad prevails over the beast, and determined Eris responds by snatching the book and framing Sinbad for the crime. Noble Proteus offers to step in for Sinbad and take his punishment, so now the adventurer has ten days to rescue the book from Eris or Proteus will pay with his life. While Sinbad is at first uncertain if he should take on such a dangerous assignment or simply high-tail it to Fiji, someone is on hand to persuade him -- Marina (voice of Catherine Zeta-Jones), Proteus' lovely but hard-headed fiancée, who has stowed away on Sinbad's ship. Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas was the first animated feature written by John Logan, who received an Oscar nomination for his script for Gladiator. … More
- PG (for adventure action, some mild sensuality and brief language)
- Action & Adventure , Animation , Kids & Family , Romance
- Directed By:
- Patrick Gilmore (III) , Patrick Gilmore
- Written By:
- John Logan
- In Theaters:
- Jul 2, 2003 Wide
- On DVD:
- Nov 18, 2003
- Box Office:
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Critic Reviews for Sinbad - Legend of the Seven Seas
Bland music, marquee-friendly casting and crassly contemporary dialogue give this film the mechanical feel of a marketing exercise, not a movie.
Ray Harryhausen's original stop-motion Sinbad classics are a hard act to follow, but Tim Johnson and Patrick Gilmore's update, couched in a gorgeous palette of indigo and dark rose, is a big, beautiful thrill all its own.
Business-as-usual movie that isn't trying to make anything more than a medium-size splash.
It's less the story of Sinbad than a compilation of greatest hits from Mythland.
A movie carefully engineered for an audience of exactly nobody.
The effects are competent, the action has exciting moments and the story is interesting enough, but the parts don't add up to a compelling sum.
Despite its flaws, this is a fun well-acted piece of escapist fare with action, romance, adventure, and monsters galore.
A visually exhilarating mix of hand-drawn and computer-generated images that sets sail with a rather mediocre and clichéd script.
As routine as many live-action adventure films, right down to the competent but fairly undistinguished art and animation.
Handily outdoes [Treasure Planet], with bravura action set pieces, a surprisingly complex romantic triangle, and thoughtful exploration of moral issues and character.
While younger kids will enjoy the magic and adventure, the real mystery is whether older audiences will respond as well.
Even the voices of Brad Pitt, Michelle Pfeiffer and Catherine Zeta-Jones can't save this movie from just feeling "blah..."
It's a decent summer distraction for restless little ones, but not much more.
For all of its freedom of movement, the film lacks real personality, and in parts, it's oddly serious-minded.
... entertains and fully exploits all the accomplishments DreamWorks' animation department has made to this point... "Sinbad" stands as an accomplishment all on its own.
Dreamworks animation has a lot to live up to after Shrek, but this wacky and high-spirited version of the Sinbad legend really isn't too bad.
This is not the kind of movie that keeps our hopes alive for a successful return of the standard animated feature.
If you drag a gang along to this one, be prepared to make amends with a trip to Pirates of the Caribbean.
There's much to like here -- a gag-filled script, impressive visuals and Michelle Pfeiffer's classy villainess.
Feature length films should no longer be hand drawn if the studios want the public to shell out fifty bucks to take the family to see them on the big screen.
The kids will like its simplicity and manic motion, but if you want more than that, you won't find it here.
A lot of fun and a thoroughly enjoyable family adventure which, though not on the level of the Disney classics, is nonetheless worth watching. Recommended.
The story of Sinbad is a classic. If you're going to tackle a classic, make it an enduring tribute to the original.
Os personagens são terrivelmente caricaturais - e não estou me referindo ao visual, e sim às suas personalidades.
Audience Reviews for Sinbad - Legend of the Seven Seas
Haha RT, really? 46%? I love it when critics just get things wrong.
Sinbad is one of the few animated movies out there to approach the genre with a morally open story/protagonist and a sophisticated, convincing romance.
The film's obviously targeted at young adults, teens unwilling to put up with the patronization of Disney films but still yearn for a beautifully animated and competent fantasy journey.
The biggest folly is the completely one dimensional storytelling, I wish Proteus's point of view played a larger role in the grand scheme of things as Sinbad's journey just seems redundant after the first couple of action sequences.
Also, just watch Eris move, she's meant to be animated.
i enjoyed this movie very much. it took alot of flack, but i didnt see why. it was entertaining and creative, the characters were about as engaging as one would expect from an animated film. fun to watch.More
Sinbad - Legend of the Seven Seas Quotes
- Think of the beaches.
- Oh, beautiful, if you like mosquitoes.
- Think of the sun.
- It's monsoon season.
- Ah, and the women.
- They're cannibals, Sinbad.
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