Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas

2006-05-03 15:59
 

Sinbad (Brad Pitt), the most daring and notorious rogue ever to sail the seven seas, has spent his life asking for trouble, and trouble has finally answered...in a big way. Framed for stealing one of the world's most priceless and powerful treasures - the Book of Peace - Sinbad has one chance to find and return the precious book or his best friend Proteus (Joseph Fiennes) will die. Sinbad decides not to take that chance and instead sets a course for the fun and sun of the Fiji Islands.

But Proteus' beautiful betrothed, Marina (Catherine Zeta-Jones), has stowed away, determined to make sure that Sinbad fulfills his mission. Now the man who put the "bad" in Sinbad is about to find out how bad bad can be.

It's never a good thing when Eris, the goddess of chaos (Michelle Pfeiffer), has it out for you, and Eris lives up to her name - dispatching both monstrous creatures and the elements to do battle with Sinbad along the way.

There is even mutiny afoot - times four - when Sinbad's loyal dog Spike switches allegiances. But none of these challenges compare to one small but formidable woman named Marina.

What the critics are saying:

"...there's much to like here - a gag-filled script, impressive visuals and Michelle Pfeiffer's classy villainess."
- Neil Smith, BBCi

"...another worthy entry in the recent renaissance of animation...it's a reminder that animation is the most liberating of movie genres..."
- Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

"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."
- Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian


Dreamworks' clean cut version of this ancient tale is high spirited and beautifully drawn, but purists will be irritated by its complete denial of its own Arabian roots.

Sameer 2008/01/14 8:11 PM
247 Customer Simply superb animation
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