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.
A wild stallion is captured by humans and slowly loses the will to resist training, yet, throughout his struggles for freedom, the stallion refuses to let go of the hope of one day returning home to his herd.
A Persian 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.Written by
Anthony Pereyra (hypersonic91yahoo.com)
The first DreamWorks film to be solely composed by Harry Gregson-Williams since he collaborated with John Powell in the previous films such as Antz (1998), Chicken Run (2000) and Shrek (2001). See more »
Throughout the movie, Sinbad's weapons change places, appear and disappear again. See more »
There are no opening credits, other than the DreamWorks Pictures logo and the title of the film, which means are followed by the opening shot with Eris. Instead, there is a credits seen at the end of the film are presented in the orders of means there have otherwise been shown at the start. Although by the late 2010s or Cartoon Network, he was a commonplace for feature films to not have opening credits. In 2003, it was identify rather unusual for a major film to not have opening credits. See more »
UK version was edited by 12 secs (removed was a head-butt) to secure a 'U' rating. See more »
I realise that it may be premature to call this film overlooked, but with both Disney and DreamWorks sounding the death knell for cel animation, this film has yet to receive its due.
First off, this is a gorgeous film to look at. The CG work may not be quite seamless, but this seems to be an intentional decision on the part of the directors, and it wasn't jarring in any way. The colour palette is well chosen, and the characters are well-drawn and stylised.
Second, the voice performances are great. Brad Pitt has always been an underrated actor in my opinion, so his performance here was, no surprise, excellent, as were those of Joseph Fiennes, Catherine Zeta-Jones, and Michelle Pfeiffer.
Third, the pacing is great. This is a film that breezes by with plenty of action and a welcome lack of potty humour. There are scenes where vomit and bare bottoms are used, but not nearly to the same tasteless effect as most children's films these days.
Finally, my kids loved it. They had a lot of fun, and so did my wife. This is not a crowd easily pleased by movies, so this is really saying something.
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