Saturday, March 19, 2011
Movie Review: "Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time"
Jake Gyllenhaal stars as Prince Dastan, who pairs with spunky Princess Tamina (Gemma Arterton) to keep the Sands of Time -- a mystical dagger that gives its holder control over the flow of time -- from falling into the wrong hands and putting the world in peril. Mike Newell directs this sweeping live-action adventure based on the popular video game series, co-starring Ben Kingsley and Alfred Molina.
Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Gemma Arterton, Ben Kingsley, Alfred Molina, Steve Toussaint, Toby Kebbell, Richard Coyle, Ronald Pickup, Reece Ritchie, Gísli Örn Garðarsson, Claudio Pacifico, Thomas DuPont, Dave Pope
Director: Mike Newell
Genres: Action & Adventure, Adventures, Action Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Buena Vista Home Entertainment, Blu-ray
This movie is: Exciting
For some reason, maybe because I had heard someone else's review of this movie, I didn't expect to like it. But an action-y movie was on the rotation for Family Movie Night and this is the one we picked.
I was so pleasantly surprised! Although I really couldn't figure out why everyone was speaking with a British accent in Persia, this movie was very entertaining. I'm liking Jake Gyllenhaal more with each of his movies I see.
I really enjoyed the ending. I won't tell what happens, but the reason I liked the ending so much is because it leaves a feeling of hope.
I would sum this movie up as a cross between "The Scorpion King" and "Aladdin". Both of which I enjoyed.
I'm still not used to Disney putting movies like this out though. When I think Disney, I think "Lady and the Tramp" and "101 Dalmations".
This movie is rated PG-13, mostly due to the violence in war and fighting scenes. But other than that it was a pretty good movie for Family Movie Night.
I enjoyed the action AND the romance!
Have you seen it? What did you think?