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Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger (1977)

Columbia's third and final Sinbad movie with Ray Harryhausen as visual effects artist had the highest budget of the trio but is the least enjoyable overall.
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

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