Tuesday, 27 September 2016
Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger (1977)
The lead role was once again recast, with the softly-spoken Patrick Wayne now taking the helm. Wayne looked the part but was too passive to be believable as a legendary seafaring swordsman. It's perhaps for the best that the lazy script give him very little to do. Jane Seymour has great hair, but her princess role-play is less impressive. In fact, the entire cast give the impression that they're part of an elaborate and badly acted play.
The saving grace is that there's a lot of stop-motion, although the mythical creatures were lessened, replaced mostly with some less exotic prehistoric animals. It's perhaps one for Harryhausen fans only.
2½ cheers for Trog out of 5