Prince Of Persia: The Sands Of Time is another movie based on a video game, but this time it's made by Disney and Jerry Bruckheimer, who brought you the Pirates Of The Caribbean franchise. Unfortunately, there's no Johnny Depp this time around, but the magic and the action are still present through great direction from Mike Newell (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Donnie Brasco).
For adults, this movie is going to be...well...okay. It's got the requisite heartthrob in Jake Gyllenhaal, the seasoned actor paying his mortgage in Ben Kingsley, and a smokin' hot leading lady in Gemma Arterton. Somehow, the producers were unable to find any Persians to be in the movie, and, since Ben Kingsley looks the most like he could maybe be Persian, the other actors all affect a British accent to follow his lead. It's actually kinda cute if you're not worried about the racist aspect. The action is pretty captivating, and there are pretty sparkly things in the sand. I barely remember the story, but I had fun watching the movie, and the actors did a general good job. The stunt guys deserve a commendation for the free-running stuff. The humor is more geared towards kids, but still funny. Overall, this was an enjoyable experience, but nothing to write home about. Play the video game for real thrills.
For kids, this movie is going to be kind of awesome! There's good action that's not scary enough to give you nightmares, there's a love story that's never too mushy, there are exotic animals, and there's an awesome weapon that everybody's fighting over. Plus, you'll never see the twist coming! I definitely recommend it for the 15 and under crowd.
Once you're done with the movie, pick up the video game for Playstation and XBox systems and be wowed.
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