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Movie Review: The Sea Beast, Director: Chris Williams, 2022

Netflix pulls in many directions and occasionally manages to hit. Along with works for adults, children also get their own movie world, similar to the Disney corporation, which is a fierce competition. An astronomical budget was raised, and an Oscar-winning director named Chris Williams. He is responsible, among other things, for the movie Mulan and he is quite a serious acquisition in the children's world.

The plot is quite banal for the children's world, a celebrated monster hunter encounters a girl that he is forced to adopt for his daring journeys. He is on his way to capture the most terrifying monster of all, this is supposed to be the battle that will give him glory. But along the way he learns that monsters are also with feelings.

If this sounds familiar to you, then it's similar to many movies you've seen in the past where opposites come together. It's a fast-paced film with gorgeous animation, but it's completely banal and will look the same as things you've seen before. The educational element is very dominant in the film, there are messages about the fear of the other and how what seems scary and threatening is not so terrible when you get to know it.

This is a highly recommended film for children, despite its didacticism it is really fun and exciting. The songs and the soundtrack will make you hum every note with pleasure and the ecological message about human intervention in nature is really relevant today. So although there is no spectacular innovation here it is definitely a victory for Netflix.



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