“The Sea Beast” is a Netflix animated feature reimagined in a vaguely Victorian era. In the story, an empire battles oceanic creatures that threaten its existence.
KAMPALA | NOW THEN DIGITAL — The Sea Beast by Netflix is a wonderful fantasy film that successfully marries photorealism and cartoon stylization.
- A kingdom struggles to rid itself of oceanic creatures that threaten its civilization in the Netflix animated feature, “The Sea Beast.”
- Among the talented actors who lent their voices to the Sea Beast cast is Dan Stevens as Admiral Hornagold and Karl Urban as Jacob Holland.
- As for release date, Netflix began streaming The Sea Beast on Friday, July 8. The movie was also released in select cinemas on June 24.
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Its focus on water is well captured by the film’s cinematography, which is equally suited to the surface roil and tranquil depths.
Fog and fire are also effectively rendered.
The film is a masterclass in character nuance, and if you can get past the movie’s mature themes, you’ll be left with a sense of satisfaction and wonder.
Film’s darkly looming threats
Netflix animated feature “The Sea Beast” is a full-throttle adventure reimagined in a vaguely Victorian era.
In the story, a kingdom struggles to rid itself of oceanic creatures that are threatening its civilization.
In the process, they uncover a mysterious and mystical creature that could be the feared Sea Beast. But how do these creatures get such a head start?
Its mature themes
“The Sea Beast” is an animated adventure film that has some surprisingly mature themes. It has scenes of violent sea monsters and hunters using weapons to fight them.
The violence and chaos result in injuries for a young child. The movie also contains language that is reminiscent of How to Train Your Dragon, including “bloody hell” and “ass!”
While some of the themes may be too mature for children, the movie succeeds in telling its story in a way that’s accessible to most audiences. It’s an excellent choice for families.
Though parts of the film are graphic, the movie is well-written and well-animated.
Overall, the movie will be suitable for a family to watch together. If you’re worried about the mature themes, this film might not be for you.
The Sea Beast’s runtime is around one hour and fifty-five minutes. While it’s not a Pixar or DreamWorks production, it is a fun adventure that’s sure to keep young viewers entertained.
It also features great animation and attention to detail. While the movie’s storyline is rather slow, the beautiful landscapes are well worth it.
Despite some of its mature themes, the film has great visuals and a charming character. The animation team has clearly poured their passion into the film and a love for the medium.
Families who love movies should not miss this film. It’s a delightful family movie that will make the whole family smile.
When you’re tired of the same old Disney movies, you’ll find something new to watch.
Its whirlpool of references
The story of The Sea Beast is full of references, from King Kong to How to Train Your Dragon. The Sea Beast’s Bluster bears the same likeness to Toothless the Night Fury as the dragon from King Kong.
The Sea Beast’s portrayal of maritime life is also impressive, with the flesh and blood crew convincingly resembling that of Captain America.
The ship is also large and impressive, with plenty of detail and a blatant reference to a sea serpent.
Netflix’s “The Sea Beast” is one of the most impressive animated movies to come out this year. It is written like a Pixar movie and it’s filled with richly conceived action and gorgeous water animation.
The story is both a beautiful and timely parable about war and religion, but the movie’s animation is what really stands out. There are touches of Pirates of the Caribbean and Pinocchio, but it’s still very much its own thing.
“The Sea Beast” is an animated feature with nearly 800 CG shots, including 719 shots of the ocean.
The movie requires a nonlinear workflow between effects and animation, and Imageworks studied the Beaufort Scale to determine water conditions from calm to hurricane-force, and the height and speed of waves.
The movie’s female sea beast is a cross between a seal and a walrus and moves like a shark.
The Sea Beast features a voice cast made up of talented actors, and the movie stars Dan Stevens as Admiral Hornagold and Karl Urban as Jacob Holland.
Other notable actors are Jared Harris, who stars as Captain Crow, Zaris-Angel Hator as Maisie Brumble and Marianne Jean-Baptiste.
The film also features a voice by Kathy Burke, who starred in the 2014 film The Midnight Gang.
The storyline follows a young orphan named Maisie Brumble, who stows away on a pirate ship with legendary sea monster hunter Jacob Holland.
Together, they embark on a voyage into the unknown.
While it may be entertaining for a young audience, “The Sea Beast” does not attempt to make itself too “grownup” by presenting characters that are complex and have arcs of their own.
The film also boasts a lively score by Mark Mancina, and the animation is top-notch. While there are some snafus in the storyline, the overall film is an entertaining adventure, which will leave you swooning and eager for more.
The animation of “The Sea Beast” directed by Chris Williams is surprisingly good considering its lack of experience at the Disney system.
Chris Williams, who worked on Big Hero 6 and Moana, discusses the influence of Disney’s creative system on the animation.
Williams’ departure from Disney was reminiscent of Don Bluth’s departure from the Disney system in the 1970s. Despite this setback, Williams’ efforts make the film an excellent addition to the Disney library.
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