Wednesday, August 20, 2003


A Video Review of "Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger"

Copyright 2003 Glenn Walker

The third of Ray Harryhausen's Sinbad movies is the most formulaic and the weakest yet just as exciting as the others.

This time Sinbad is the pretty boy son of the Duke, Patrick Wayne. He is flanked by former Bond girl and not yet medicine woman Jane Seymour as well as former "Doctor Who" Patrick Troughton. Sinbad is again stalked at sea while on a quest and is searching this time to cure a prince of being a baboon. The climax is in the frozen north - a great place for Arabs.

Again the true stars are Ray Harryhausen's "Dynamation" creations. This time we are treated to demons early on, Minaton, a giant walrus and a saber tooth tiger. A weak outing for Harryhausen.

Besides, Arabs on the ice is a joke worthy of Mel Brooks, not a fantasy film.

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