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YMMV: Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas
  • Designated Hero: Sinbad during most of the movie. He starts it off trying to rob a ship, decides to leave his friend to die (albeit under the belief that said friend's father wouldn't let them carry out the sentence), and has to be talked into taking any responsibility - and then he goes after his best friend's fiancée. Eventually he grows into the role of hero in the latter half of the movie, up to and including going back to face his own execution without any expectation of a reprieve, so it may be more of a case of Character Development at work.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Eris who, despite being the villain, has very little screen time. Through Evil Is Sexy and her gorgeous character design, alongside her interesting personality and powers she is very popular in fandom, to a point that many only watch this movie for her.
  • Evil Is Cool: It wouldn't be an exaggeration to say plenty of people watch this film just for Eris.
  • Evil Is Sexy: Eris.
  • Harsher in Hindsight: Dreamworks' "Traditional Animation is Dead" line in response to this movie bombing can definitely be seen in a new light following Dreamworks' recent string of box-office duds. Unlike their competitors, a single bad movie is enough to pull stockholder support from the company.
  • Ho Yay: Kale and Sinbad: "Kale... Give me a hug?"
    • Sinbad and Proteus seem unable to take their eyes off each other in most scenes they're both in.
  • Magnificent Bastard: Sinbad and Eris.
  • One True Threesome: There is some rather heavy subtext between Sinbad/Marina/Proteus. While Proteus/Marina and Sinbad/Marina are both canonical, the two men bear no jealousy towards each other. Proteus blindly trusts Sinbad to save his life, and they spend a lot of time embracing and staring into each other's eyes. Really, the only reason Proteus couldn't follow them to sea was because of his duties as Prince of Syracuse. There is nothing to say Marina loves Sinbad more than Proteus, since she wanted to sail the sea long before the events of the film.
  • Strangled by the Red String: To a degree. Marina goes from detesting Sinbad to realizing he's her true love after just a few days.
  • Squick: When Spike licks some of the eye liquid of a monster.
  • Visual Effects of Awesome: Eris's animation is gorgeous.
    • The awesome is enhanced by the fact that Sinbad was the first feature film of any kind made entirely in Linux. And in 2003, when Linux was severely lacking in the "filmmaking software" department.
  • The Woobie: Proteus. He almost loses his life for Sinbad's sorry ass and loses his fiancée to him. And he takes it all in good stride. How can one not feel that he got the shaft here?

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