|Prince of Persia: the Sands of Time||Jun 3, ’10 4:39 AM
Hmmm… Persians with English accents
Prince of Persia is based on the video game which has an orphan by the name of Dustan (Jake Gyllenhaal) who caught the eye of the King and was adopted into the royal Persian family as a prince among two other princes. After capturing a major city and it’s royal princess, the King is mysteriously killed, and Dustan is blamed for the murder. He spends the bulk of this time running away in a parkour-fashion away from the Persians. Yes this is the Persian version of the Fugitive… well at least somewhat.
Despite the scenery, the massive amounts of visual stimulation, primarily by the way of CGI and effects, Jake Gyllenhaal struggles to carry this movie which easily could have been deemed “The Mummy 4”. Yet another movie that proves that it requires a lot more than 2 hours of eye candy to make a good movie. Although the ending gave a satisfying sense of resolve, this felt like about 3 or 4 other Disney movies, with more blood than I’ve ever seen in a Disney flick(well, I won’t say who the villain is, but the Jafar references were so clear, I was waiting for a parrot to appear. Oh and Alfred Molina as a more hefty Jack Sparrow and Destan/Orlando Bloom). Not terrible, but definitely easily forgettable.