Brought to you by OBS staff member Annabell Cadiz
An Arabian sailor named Sinbad sets on a quest to steal the magical Book of Peace, a legendary artifact protected by the kingdom of Syracuse. Sinbad runs into his friend Proteus, the prince of Syracuse who is the one guarding over the Book of Peace. Eris, the Greek goddess of chaos, attacks them hoping to gain the book for herself. Sinbad ends up entangled in the tentacles of the beast Eris had sent to attack them and is sent into the ocean.
Eris makes a proposal to Sinbad: steal the Book of Peace and bring it back to her and she will give him all the riches he desires. Sinbad travels back to Syracuse with Proteus pretending to be at a truce and wanting to spend time with an old friend. Sinbad decides not to steal the book and heads to leave the party. But Eris has other plans in mind. She frames Sinbad by disguising herself to look like him and steals the Book of Peace. Sinbad is arrested but claims he is innocent. Proteus chooses to believe him and takes his place. If Sinbad does not return with the book, Proteus will die in his place. Now Sinbad must set out on a very dangerous quest, one that will lead him to the underworld of Eris herself and help him finally discover the type of man he is meant to be.
Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas is an under rated movie that should be more appreciated. The visuals are eye-catching, art come to life. Greek mythology meets Arabian mythology in Sinbad but the writers and directors make the combination flow nicely.
Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas is filled with characters who you will care about and a storyline that offers great morals for kids: the power of friendship and the beauty of sacrificing for those you love. The directors and writers found a way to teach kids such a valuable lesson without it being heavy and preachy. I love Marina’s character, who is voiced by Catherine Zeta-Jones. She is fierce, strong willed, stubborn, and loyal. She isn’t afraid to face danger head on, especially for the ones she loves. Brad Pitt, as the voice of Sinbad, is sexy! Sinbad is an all around man’s man: he is spontaneous, muscle toned, egotistical and hot! Michelle Pfeiffer as the voice of Eris, is seductive, beautiful, and delightful to watch as she causes chaos.
One of my favorite scenes in the movie:
“Kale: What happened down there?
Sinbad: You wouldn’t believe me if I told you.
Kale: Try me.
Sinbad: Okay, here goes. So I meet Eris, the goddess of discord? She’s got a major crush on me, and she invited me back to her place.”
Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas is a great family movie. Go out and buy this movie or rent it! You will be happy you did!
Running Time: 88 minutes
Director: Patrick Gilmore and Tim Johnson
Rating: 10/10 stars