... but this new Sinbad movie looks crap... with a capital C! I don't mind the wonky stop-motion claymation, that's kinda endearing in its way, but its the excessive use of greenscreen in lieu of stage sets I object to.
It just makes the film look nasty. I can't imagine how drunk they must have got Patrick Stewart to convince him to lend his honeyed tones for the voiceover. Presumably he hadn't seen the finished product...
Sinbad: The Fifth Voyage is supposedly "inspired by the epic Stop Animation films of yesteryear"... so why film large chunks in front of 2D greenscreen, then?
Even from the trailer you can see they have the use of some suitably exotic exterior locations - which only makes the contrast with the risible greenscreening more stark.
When I first saw the original trailer (over a year ago) for this I was quietly optimistic that we might get a decent B-movie out of Sinbad: The Fifth Voyage, but this latest trailer just makes me throw up in my mouth a bit. What a shame!