Saturday, June 8, 2013

Review: Sinbad

Lightweight Syfy Import is OK
Variety
Naveen Andrews

Starring Eliot Knight in the title role, Sinbad (Saturday - Syfy, 9pm) is essentially a prequel to the character we’ve come to know in Ray Harryhausen movies, a young scamp and brawler whose pocket-picking exploits run afoul of the king’s brother (played by Lost’s Naveen Andrews) and a scheming sorceress (Orla Brady).

So after some nasty business sets a revenge plot in motion, Sinbad must take refuge on a ship where high adventure awaits, starting with a pretty good looking water monster (presumably Andrews’ former co-star, Smoke Monster, wanted too much money), courtesy of the requisite CGI.

It’s all fairly lightweight and nonsensical, but in an entertaining way.

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