Sinbad and the War of the Furies (2016) – Review

2 Stars

Sinbad and the War of the Furies may be lacking in many departments, but its got a great title. Taking the titular character of Sinbad the fictional sailor of Middle Eastern origin and turning him into a modern-day treasure hunter is a new ‘choice’ that the filmmakers have run with. This incarnation of Sinbad, played by WWE mainstay John Hennigan, is similar to Dirk Pitt from the Clive Cussler novels or the Matthew McConaughey film if you prefer.

On a treasure hunt deep within the caverns of Mexico, Sinbad and his sidekick have discovered the resting place of a long kept tomb. Propelled by curiosity, pompousness, and greed, the adventurer accidentally unleashes the descendents of Medusa, three strikingly attractive but devious ancient beings, who intend to end mankind.

John Hennigan makes a good Sinbad, modern or otherwise, although to say he does a good job of playing the fabled character of myth is perhaps not the highest compliment. He looks the part, is fit and athletic, doesn’t overplay, and takes with great humor a plot that would have reduced a lesser screen persona to blush. Sinbad is not a person but a personality. The movie itself concerns us with a plot so goofy that we never stop to question motive or intent. This film could serve as a pilot episode of a Saturday afternoon television series in the vein of The Beastmaster or Treasure Hunter.

Director: Scott Wheeler
Stars: John Hennigan, Jamie Bernadette, Ashley Doris, Chloe Farnworth, Georgia Thompson,

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