The Sea Beast - Netflix Movie Review

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Netflix's newest family animated film, The Sea Beast, is full of adventure on the high seas.  It's not uncommon for kids to grow up fascinated by tales of the dangerous that lurks just beyond our borders, but young Maisie Brumble gets to actually live those stories when she stows away on a ship and comes face to face with a creature she has previously only read about.

The Sea Beast Movie Review

The Sea Beast - Image from Netflix

The Sea Beast wastes no time getting to the action as viewers are quickly drawn into daring battles between the sea beast and sailors.  As I watched the first 15 minutes of the film, I couldn't help but have flashbacks of the Kraken in Pirates of the Caribbean as the sea beast viciously devours the ship and the sailors valiantly battle the creature.  For all of the action that takes place throughout the film, parents don't have to worry about any violent scenes that are too much for young ones.  There are a few small occasions of language though in the movie.  For example, one of the sailors is quoted as saying "bring hell down upon it."  

The Sea Beast - Image from Netflix

The overall message of the movie is a great one for young viewers (and a reminder for us adults too!).  We grow up being told certain things about the people, places, and creatures around us.  But is that the truth?  Maisie and Jacob wrestle with their own preconceptions during the movie.  It's amazing the power of a kid in showing adults the truth!

The Sea Beast - Image from Netflix

The Sea Beast isn't a great movie, but it's a good, solid watch for families to enjoy this summer.  With action as well as heart, there is something for everyone to enjoy.  The Sea Beast starts streaming on Netflix July 8, 2022.

About The Sea Beast (From Netflix)

In an era when terrifying beasts roamed the seas, monster hunters were celebrated heroes - and none were more beloved than the great Jacob Holland.  But when young Maisie Brumble stows away on his fabled ship, he’s saddled with an unexpected ally.  Together they embark on an epic journey into uncharted waters and make history.  From Academy Award winning filmmaker Chris Williams (Moana, Big Hero Six, Bolt), The Sea Beast takes us to where the map ends, and the true adventure begins.

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