Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

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Director: Mike Newell 
Writers: Jordan Mechner/Boaz Yakin/Doug Miro/Carlo Bernard 
Producers: Jerry Bruckheimer/Chad Oman/Eric Mcleod/Mike Stenson 
Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal/Gemma Arterton/Ben Kingsley/Alfred Molina 
Year: 2010
Country: US
BBFC Certification: PG
Duration: 116 minutes

Set in the mystical lands of Persia, a rogue prince and a mysterious princess race against dark forces to safeguard an ancient dagger capable of releasing the Sands of Time — a gift from the gods that can reverse time and allow its possessor to rule the world.

Defy the future!

I wasn’t exactly sure what to make of this when I heard that it was going to be released because it was produced by the producers of the Pirates of the Caribbean movie and it’s based from a very popular video game. However, after watching Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, I can see that I had nothing to worry about as it was a very enjoyable and action-packed ride. The story was very good and kept your attention all the way. The characters did their job and you felt how you were supposed to feel about them and the actors did a great job playing as their characters.  I thought that Jake Gyllenhaal did a fantastic job as Dastan, the Prince of Persia as did Gemma Arterton who played Princess Tamina. The action sequences were brilliant to watch and the CGI was done rather well. The writing and the direction was great and it made for truly enjoyable viewing.

I absolutely love the Prince of Persia games and I very much enjoyed watching the movie. The most entertaining part of the movie for me was definitely the last forty-five minutes, it was brilliantly executed and action-packed. I have no idea how this got bad reviews, it was just great. Everybody would love this movie and if you aren’t a fan of Pirates of the Caribbean and fear that it would be like it, then get those thoughts out of your head because you’ll be pleased by this movie. Overall, I truly recommend this to everybody as it’s enjoyable and it’s something the whole family would love.

7/10
Very much surprised by it. This definitely belongs in the good video-game adaptation pile!

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One response to “Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

  1. Seanjay June 6, 2010 at 7:58 am

    “Prince of Persia, The Sands of Time” was probably one of the movies which turned my disappointment other way around. To be honest when I entered the cinema I was expecting crappy story and not a lot of action. Those expectations were destroyed when the movie started to with back story to prince and then a battle scene. The battle scene was made in really awesome way and I was left pleased. Through out the whole story it was just ups and downs, they didn’t leave the watcher waiting for action or any other events for long, since the action scene just kept on coming on and on. The ending was pretty interesting and it wasn’t another misleading and disappointing story. I just loved it.

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