Sinbad: Legend of the Seven SeasJuly 2, 2003
The sailor of legend is framed by the goddess Eris for the theft of the Book of Peace, and must travel to her realm at the end of the world to retrieve it and save the life of his childhood friend Prince Proteus.
Release Year: 2003
Rating: 6.6/10 (13,119 voted)
Critic's Score: 48/100
Stars: Brad Pitt, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Joseph Fiennes
An Arabian sailor named Sinbad is on a quest to find the magical legendary Book of Peace, a mysterious artifact that Eris, the Greek wicked goddess of chaos, has ultimately framed him for stealing! If he fails on this quest, his childhood friend Prince Proteus of Syracuse will take Sindbad's death penalty, while Eris gains a desired foothold of power in the world of mortals.
Release Date: 2 July 2003
Box Office Details
Opening Weekend: $6,874,477
(6 July 2003)
(6 November 2003)
Did You Know?
Brad Pitt and Catherine Zeta-Jones did not meet until the premiere.
When Sinbad and Marina are sliding on the shield, it is strapped to Sinbad's back in the beginning. Throughout the rest, the straps are completely gone.
So, how do we get down?
I don't know.
[She stares at him]
I don't know yet. I'm workin' on it.
You scaled a thousand-foot tower of ice, and you don't know how to get down?
Hey, if you'd rather take your chances by yourself, that can be arranged!
A Beautiful Animated Odyssey
"Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas" is a wonderful animated feature by
Dreamworks. This under-rated movie was very well done with eye-catching
visuals and an intriguing story. The scenes of the battle against the sea
monster, and the visit to Eris' realm in Tartarus are particularly artistic.
Granted, the legend of Sinbad may have been taken far from its "Arabian
Nights" roots to go more towards Greek mythology. But all the mythic
elements make the story a thing of wonder. Personally, I think every
mythology and folklore canon in the world has some connections with each
other, so who's to say that Middle Eastern folklore doesn't share any
similarities with Greek mythology? Anyway, "Sinbad" truly deserves to be
seen and enjoyed!