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KNIGHTS OF THE ZODIAC

"Boring Live-Action Adaptation of Mystical Anime"

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KNIGHTS OF THE ZODIAC is a live-action adaptation of a Japanese TV series and comic book. The Greek goddess Athena is reincarnated as a young girl on earth after a Knight of the Zodiac sacrifices his life for her. The goddess is known as Sienna on earth and is constantly haunted by the evil Vander Guraad. An orphan named Seiya discovers he has magical godlike powers and is destined to protect Sienna. However, he’s hesitant to believe he can accept his role as a Knight of the Zodiac. He must help Sienna fight off Guraad, or both their lives and Earth could be in great danger.

KNIGHTS OF THE ZODIAC is a lazy, boring portrayal of a Japanese animated series, which is based on a Japanese comic book. It contains the same mix of false Eastern religion, Greek mythology and astrology. The writing and visuals are haphazard. The only bright spot is Sean Bean’s performance. It quickly becomes apparent that this live-action adaptation deviates from its source material but contains the same false worldview elements. MOVIEGUIDE® finds KNIGHTS OF THE ZODIAC unacceptable.

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Dominant Worldview and Other Worldview Content/Elements:
Very strong false religious worldview mixes Greek mythology with mystical Eastern ideas like reincarnation, as well as other fantasy elements such as magic, which is referred to as Cosmo in the movie, and other fantasy elements, combined with some moral themes like purpose and courage and a redemptive element of sacrifice

Foul Language:
Several uses of “a” and “d” words

Violence:
Fantasy violence throughout, characters are punched, grabbed, bruised, kicked and more, but there is no gore and no blood, a character shoots people in the head and chest but their armor deflects the bullets, magic is used to battle enemies

Sex:
No sex

Nudity:
No nudity

Alcohol Use:
No alcohol

Smoking and/or Drug Use and Abuse:
No smoking or drug abuse;

Miscellaneous Immorality:
Pride but rebuked.

More Detail:

KNIGHTS OF THE ZODIAC is a live-action adaptation of a Japanese TV program and comic book about an orphan boy with magical powers who’s destined to protect a young girl who’s the reincarnation of the Greek goddess Athena. KNIGHTS OF THE ZODIAC is dull and boring and has a strong, abhorrent Non-Christian worldview that mixes Greek mythology and astrology with false Eastern mysticism and magic.

The movie follows the story of the goddess Athena, the goddess of war and wisdom in Greek mythology. After Athena is attacked for her Cosmo, what the movie calls the gods’ magical powers, a Knight of the Zodiac is forced to sacrifice himself to save her. She is reincarnated as a young, human girl named Sienna.

Seiya is a street orphan who fights to provide for himself. His sister was captured by the evil Vander Guraad, who is also after the reincarnation of Athena. Seiya realizes he’s destined to protect Sienna at all costs but is reluctant to fulfill his duty.

However, after he understands his connection with Sienna and that he has Cosmo, he must fight his way to fulfilling his destiny to become one of the Knights of the Zodiac. Will Seiya be able to put his pride aside, saving Sienna, himself and Earth?

KNIGHTS OF THE ZODIAC has some moral messages about purpose and courage, but this content is heavily marred by the movie’s mix of false Eastern religion, Greek mythology and astrology. The movie’s fantasy violence is not gory or excessive, but it occurs throughout the movie. Unfortunately, even this action can’t save KNIGHTS OF THE ZODIAC from its poor production quality and writing.

The only bright spot in KNIGHTS OF THE ZODIAC is Sean Bean’s performance. The other actors struggle to resurrect a dull, boring script. This results in a dull, boring movie. Despite the young hero’s challenges to fulfill his destiny, the biggest challenge will be on viewers trying to stay in their seats until the credits roll. MOVIEGUIDE® finds KNIGHTS OF THE ZODIAC unacceptable.

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Our small team works tirelessly to provide resources to protect families from harmful media, reviewing 415 movies/shows and writing 3,626 uplifting articles this year. We believe that the gospel can transform entertainment. That’s why we emphasize positive and faith-filled articles and entertainment news, and release hundreds of Christian movie reviews to the public, for free. No paywalls, just trusted, biblically sound content to bless you and your family. Online, Movieguide is the closest thing to a biblical entertainment expert at your fingertips. As a reader-funded operation, we welcome any and all contributions – so if you can, please give something. It won’t take more than 52 seconds (we timed it for you). Thank you.

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