Definitely one of the stupidest movies I've seen throughout the years. This is really great movie. Against the warnings of the Netflix, I proceeded to watch the movie. The actors understandably looked bored most of the time. There are monsters as depicted in the poster, but this film doesn't explain, dwell on, or expand on them in any manner.
They next encounter a cyclops, seductive sirens, and a bloodthirsty cult led by Loa's insane father a la Apocalypse Now, in one of the best sequences of the movie. Mehrak is injured and fights gallantly but is killed seeing her father get injured. The show stealer is Sarah Desage,Who steals all critics hearts? Oh, and how do you fight off and kill a 20-foot cyclops intent on eating you with just a rope, which you somehow mysteriously seemed to come up with in your shipwrecked state? As cultic and nuts as that seems it unfortunately has some precedence in real life. I could not handle this hot mess. You could not even make a bad movie like this if you tried hard to.
Otherwise you won't see the forest because of the trees. Though it seems that the Somalian pirates succumbed way too quickly---just what was in that water? I wouldn't pan this movie completely, it's not totally worthless. The group dies off one by one, while romance blossoms between Sinbad and Loa. The special effects certainly showed the restraints of their budget, but I thought the sea creature--a giant squid-like thing not a crab , was pretty good. And I never got just what his business partner had to do with the pirates. Muldoon's Sinbad has real heart and a dash of Tony Stark, and never loses touch with the humor. And everything is done with serious faces and emotions worthy of Twilight Zone and yes, special effects are just as cheap.
The film got 4 stars for casting Sarah Desage who made the pain worth while! Was that from the squid? The movie is supposed to be about Sinbad. I only watched this because it was on Showtime. And that kind of time. Later Sinbad and his companions enter a small village, called 'Utopia', where all those who are stranded join. This certainly could have been a result of having such a short budget. As the crab runs away, people who were also on the helicopter appear and ask what is going on - they heard and saw nothing. As he tries to wake the hijacker, a giant crab around 3 meters wide starts to attack.
As the waterspouts make landfall, and with the sub's power and air reserves nearing zero, the drill punches through and floods the crystals with sea water. The 7 Adventures of Sinbad is what is known as a mockbuster- it was looking to make money off the success of other films like Clash of the Titans, and Prince of Persia:The Sands of Time. He did star in Starship Trooper as Xander and again did a great job. The helicopter becomes trapped in a thunderstorm and Sinbad refuses to go back, ignoring the pleas of his pilot. I disagree with some reviewers' points and agree with others: I actually viewed this film twice; the first time I was sleepy and thought I'd just dozed off for parts of the film, but I was wrong.
I think the best part of the film was the relationships, that's where the film was strongest. Meanwhile, the sub is chased down and captured by the giant squid. I was flipping through Netflix when I saw the cover art of a man duel wielding auto pistols. The movie definitely has a brain. But using the sub's external nozzle, Sinbad vacuums up several oil bubbles in the water outside, thus convincing the intelligent squid to release them. This is the biggest case of false advertising since, well, since the last big case of false advertising. Was he a god or something? I think the biggest problems in this movie are due to bad editing which affects the continuity, the flow of the story, and the viewer's understanding of the film.
Sinbad blinds the Cyclops and later trips and impales him by a stalagmite. The performances by the actors are crap, the plot is too boring and not well written. The lead star Patrick Muldudoon is a professional actor and takes his art seriously. I confess I was hopeful and thought better. So if a movie is titled the Seven Adventures of Sinbad then it's one of the latter - you know exactly where you stand, Arabian Nights stuff, right? It's really good in being bad - pretty much like Tarantino's spoofs of B-rated horror movies, only in adventure genre.
Meanwhile, back on the mainland, the world is shaken by earthquakes and tsunamis; Emlec Ishu is increasingly angry about the tanker parked in its living room. After about 45 minutes of watching, I thought to myself: what a shame and a waste - in this day and age, you people must think we movie watchers are morons with mentalities of 2-year olds. With regards to this movie the script was adequate as was the editing and the directing. Nothing wrong with that, provided the screenwriters can come up with an imaginative and original story. To enjoy this movie you must be willing to be willing to fantasize and be less critical.
I have to say that I raised my rating when I found out what the budget had been on this film. I'll leave you to guess that one without watching the movie. Which by the way, is nothing. Did you run out of film? I watched the preview clip on Youtube and read about Asylum, the company producing and marketing the film. The problem is: This isn't porn people; you actually need a coherent film for an audience to appreciate the effort.