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Sinbad and the Minotaur (2011)

Not Rated | | Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi | TV Movie 21 May 2011
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Sinbad discovers an ivory scroll case in the desert camp of the evil sorcerer Al-Jibar, leading him to the golden head of the Colossus of Rhodes.

Director:

Karl Zwicky

Writer:

Jim Noble
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Credited cast:
Manu Bennett ... Sinbad
Holly Brisley ... Tara
Steven Grives ... Al-Jibar
Brad McMurray ... Timos
Jared Robinsen ... Seif (as Jared Robinson)
Pacharo Mzembe ... Karim
Derek Boyer ... Akoom
Lily Brown Griffiths ... Arianna (as Lily Brown)
Dimitri Baveas Dimitri Baveas ... Pericles
Sam Elia Sam Elia ... Hajibi
David Vallon David Vallon ... King Minos
Nick Pendragon Nick Pendragon ... Feastmaster
Lauren Horner Lauren Horner ... Luna
Vivienne Abitia Vivienne Abitia ... Serving Wench
Terrence Antoniak ... Nestor (as Terry Antoniak)
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Sinbad, armed with rumors of ancient gold, finds himself sneaking into the desert camp of the evil sorcerer Al-Jibar. Hidden among the many relics is an ivory scroll case containing the logs of the pirate Captain Minos, which will lead Sinbad to the golden head of the Colossus of Rhodes. Written by Anonymous

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A mythical beast. A legendary warrior. A titanic battle


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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 May 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sinbad e o Minotauro See more »

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Dolby Digital

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16:9 HD
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So awful it's hilarious!
3 March 2012 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

I watched Sinbad and the Minotaur with nothing else better to do, but while I was dubious of whether it would work it turned out to be worse than I expected. Production values-wise, it's a cheap-looking film, with costumes reminiscent of bad fancy dress, scenery that is not authentic at all and camera work that looks flat and rushed. I have seen worse effects in my lifetime, but although I do realise it was low-budget Sinbad and the Minotaur doesn't in my view look as though a lot of effort went into it. The minotaur has some menace but is too much of a giant bull rather than half-man/half-bull from mythology. The dialogue is terribly cheesy, but hilariously so at the same time, and while the idea was good the story was dull with no genuine thrills, imagination, fun and suspense and everything screams of being done before in adventure/fantasy films and better. The direction is sloppy, and the acting is pretty atrocious, with Manu Bennett having none of the charisma needed for the role of Sinbad. In fairness though, the characters are not interesting at all and have no life to them, the villain is especially flat. In conclusion, an awful film but if you watch it for novelty value you might get some enjoyment out of it. 1/10 Bethany Cox


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